City Slickers

City Slickers

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

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Overview

City Slickers

City Slickers blends sight gags, one-liners, and sincerity, with both humor and drama arising from the characters and their situations. Mitch (Billy Crystal) is a radio station sales executive who finds himself in the throes of a mid-life crisis; accompanied by two friends, Phil (Daniel Stern) and Ed (Bruno Kirby) in the grip of similar problems, he heads to New Mexico for his birthday to participate in a two-week "vacation" cattle drive to Colorado. The three friends and the rest of their group, including an attractive, newly single young woman and two African-American dentists, are all urbanites lost when it comes to herding cattle and surviving on the prairie; it's up to authentic, almost mythic cowboy Curly (Jack Palance, who won an Oscar for the role), to whip them into shape. As various adventures occur along the way, including run-ins with outlaw cattlehands, treacherous natural mishaps, and Mitch's delivery of a newborn calf, the three "city slickers" open up to each other, learn to appreciate Curly's Old West values, and begin to resolve their midlife dilemmas. When Curly dies, it's left to Mitch, Phil, and Ed to bring in the herd.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2015
UPC: 0883904331254
Original Release: 1991
Rating: PG-13
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 2,946

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

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City Slickers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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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