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City Slickers
     

City Slickers

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Director: Ron Underwood, Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby

Cast: Ron Underwood, Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby

 

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Billy Crystal enjoyed one of his biggest hits with this East-meets-West comedy, which has been issued on DVD in a solid if unremarkable package. City Slickers has been given a letterboxed transfer, with the image formatted at a 1.85:1 aspect ratio; the transfer as also been enhanced for playback on widescreen televisions. The audio is presented in a Dolby

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Billy Crystal enjoyed one of his biggest hits with this East-meets-West comedy, which has been issued on DVD in a solid if unremarkable package. City Slickers has been given a letterboxed transfer, with the image formatted at a 1.85:1 aspect ratio; the transfer as also been enhanced for playback on widescreen televisions. The audio is presented in a Dolby Digital Surround mix, with an alternate French language track in Dolby Digital Mono. The feature is closed-captioned in English, and has been encoded with optional subtitles in Spanish and French. The only bonus feature is the film's original theatrical trailer, but the improved quality of this DVD will make it a worthwhile purchase for Crystal's many fans.

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A rollicking comedy-adventure for the middle-aged man, City Slickers boasts a cactus-sharp script by the writing team of Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel (Splash, Parenthood). The dialogue is quick and funny, but the movie also achieves some surprisingly affecting moments among its rag-tag group of men on a journey of self-discovery. Director Ron Underwood does an excellent job of contrasting the urban and desert settings, and keeps the pace at a steady clip. Western veteran Jack Palance is particularly memorable as the leathery, misanthropic Curly; the role garnered him an Academy Award. Though many films in the late 1980s/early 1990s tried to capitalize on this kind of lucrative mix of comedy, drama and action, City Slickers was one of the more successful, both critically and commercially.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2001
UPC:
0027616860958
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
PG13
Source:
20Th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:54:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; English: stereo Surround; French: mono; French & Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Billy Crystal Mitch Robbins
Daniel Stern Phil Berquist
Bruno Kirby Ed Furillo
Patricia Wettig Barbara Robbins
Helen Slater Bonnie Rayburn
Jack Palance Curly
Noble Willingham Clay Stone
Tracey Walter Cookie
Josh Mostel Barry Shalowitz
David Paymer Ira Shalowitz
Bill Henderson Ben Jessup
Jeffrey Tambor Lou
Phill Lewis Steve Jessup
Kyle Secor Jeff
Dean Hallo J. R
Carla Tamburrelli Arlene Berquist
Yeardley Smith Nancy
Jayne Meadows Mitch's Mom
Alan Charof Mitch's Dada
Jake Gyllenhaal Daniel Robbins
Robert Costanzo Sal
Walker Brandt Kim
Molly McClure Millie Stone
Jane Alden Mrs. Green
Lindsay Crystal Holly Robbins
Danielle Harris Classroom Student
Eddie Palmer Classroom Student
Howard Honig Skycap
Fred Maio Doctor

Technical Credits
Ron Underwood Director
O. Nicholas Brown Editor
Billy Crystal Executive Producer
Lowell Ganz Screenwriter
Babaloo Mandel Screenwriter
Mark Mansbridge Art Director
Lawrence G. Paull Production Designer
Judy Ruskin Costumes/Costume Designer
Dean Semler Cinematographer
Marc Shaiman Score Composer
Rick Simpson Set Decoration/Design
Irby Smith Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Logo/Bulls/Main Title [5:13]
2. Wake-Up Call [8:42]
3. My Brilliant Career [5:22]
4. "Who's On Register 9?" [13:22]
5. The Short And The Curly [4:10]
6. Scaredy Chat [2:11]
7. "The Yee-Haa Scene" [9:02]
8. French Roast Beef [4:47]
9. "Roping Disability" [4:34]
10. The Secret To Life [3:14]
11. "I Made A Cow!" [3:16]
12. The Dying Breed [6:40]
13. Beast Day/ Worst Day [7:51]
14. "I Hate Bullies!" [11:58]
15. "Moo Cow" River [15:25]
16. Airport/ Credits [7:34]

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City Slickers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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I have seen that video City Slickers like a lot of times. Billy Crystal is funny and he is from When Harry Met Sally. Daniel Stern is from Home Alone. Bruno Kirby is good. Mitch Robbins(Crystal) is radio station employee who plays advertisements. He celebrates his 39th birthday with a few friends including Ed Farillo(Bruno Kirby) and Phil Berquist(Daniel Stern). Earlier,Mitch,Ed,Phil and Phil's wife Arlene return from a vacation in Mexico. At Mitch's birthday party,all hell breaks loose when Nancy,a cashier at a supermarket managed by Phil's father-in-law,shows up at the Robbins' home telling Phil she is pregnant(the Berquists' housekeeper told Nancy where Phil was). Nancy took a pregnancy test while on her break and it came back positive. When mean-spirited Arlene overhears this,she accuses Phil of impregnating Nancy. "I'm her boss and we have a health plan.",Phil tells Arlene. "Get out of this house,you little whore!",Arlene tells Nancy. Phil angrily quipps,"Hey, I will not permit you to talk to her that way." "I'll tell my father what you did!",Arlene angrily shouts. Arlene grabs the Robbins' living room phone and retreats to the phone in the Robbins' bedroom after the living room phone cord snaps in half. According to Phil,twelve years of celibacy will make someone crazy. This led to the Berquists' divorce. Mitch's birthday gift from Ed and Phil was a two-week vacation,driving cattle from New Mexico to Colorado. Mitch initially declines because he and his wife Barbara(Patricia Wettig) had planned a vacation in Florida. Barbara decided to not let Mitch join her and the couple's two children in the Florida vacation. Barbara gives Mitch the same gift as what Phil and Ed gave him. While on the cattle drive vacation, Mitch, Phil and Ed meet Curly(Jack Palance),a senior-citizen trail boss. They make a new friend as well,Bonnie Rayburn(Helen Slater). In one scene,Curly shoots dead a female pregnant cow after Norman the calf was born while she's in labor. Mitch "has his third child" named Norman! In another scene,Curly suffers a fatal heart attack while riding a cow. So Mitch,Ed and Phil plan a small memorial service for Curly. At the end of the vacation,the trio return with Norman in tow. Barbara and the Robbins' kids are shockingly surprised. They thought Norman was a dog. Mitch wanted to bring Norman home for at least a little while. Barbara didn't want Norman in the Robbins' home. "We'll put him in a petting zoo so he can be with your mother.",Mitch jokingly tells Barbara. This film was co-written and co-produced by Crystal and is one of 1991's highest-grossing films. In one part of the movie, they sing the Bonanza theme and that's why it is just a rip-roaring Buckaroo Bonanza movie to watch. This movie City Slickers reminds me of books on Black Beauty Illustrated by Scott McKowen and Interior illustrator Michael Fisher published in 2004 by Dalmatian Press, movies on Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again, Disney's The Pacifier with Vin Diesel, Virginia's Run, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Super Troopers, because everything in this world means a lot to me. I really loved that bonanza city slicker movie and I liked it a lot. CAR RAMROD