City Slickers (1991)
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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
Jun 7, 1991 Wide
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Thankfully, Crystal is more than willing to hog the screen with his whining, impressions, and glorious chemistry with Palance, whose entire performance is based around inconsistent levels of exhaling.
A different way of tackling the sons-and-fathers story, but right up there with the best of them--and a tremendous western comedy as well.
The movie begins as a mildly amusing comedy about spoiled city brats taking a cattle drive before turning into a serio and predictable tale about mid-life crisis and male camaraderie.
Somehow it never gets old.
I found almost nothing funny about this film. Palance's performance saved it.
- Mitch Robbins: [talking about Curly] He's like a saddlebag with eyes. He's a lunatic. We are going into the woods being led by a lunatic...He's behind me, isn't he?
- Cookie: Lord, we give you Curly. Try not to piss him off.
- Daniel Robbins: If you're going to kill me, get on with it. If not...shut the hell up..I'm on vacation.
- Curly: [to Mitch] I crap bigger than you.
- Mitch Robbins: Hi, Curly, kill anyone today?
- Curly: Day ain't over yet.
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