The Cowboy Way (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Cowboy Way (1994)




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In this action comedy, director Gregg Champion relies on the premise that, indeed, "country boys can survive," as Sonny (Kiefer Sutherland) and Pepper (Woody Harrelson, always game) head off to the Big Apple in order to rescue a mutual friend's daughter from the clutches of an evil sweatshop owner. Naturally, there are lots of encounters highlighting the two fishes out of water; there are opportunities to lasso bad guys; there's even a chase on horseback through the city streets after Sonny and Pepper steal a pair of NYPD horses. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Rob Thompson, Joe Gayton, William D. Wittliff
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On DVD: Jan 17, 2006


Ernie Hudson
as Officer Sam Shaw
Cara Buono
as Teresa
Laura Ekstrand
as Cello Player
Graciela Lecube
as Pawn Shop Woman
Dan Spoon
as Cowboy
Larry Pennington
as Rodeo Announcer
Frank Girardeau
as Chief Barnes
Harsh Nayyar
as Coroner
Ira Newborn
as Taxi Driver
Victor Argo
as Business Associate
Sam Gray
as Sweatshop Foreman
John J. Ventimiglia
as Uniformed Cop
Leslie Stefanson
as Girl at Party
Joe Mosso
as Mounted Policeman
Esteban Fernandez
as La Habanita Bartende...
Rob Moran
as Bartender at Party
Gabriel Marantz
as Boy on Train
Rance Howard
as Old Gentleman
Ahmed Ben Larby
as Foreign Cab Drive
Doug Barron
as Doorman
Randy Pearlstein
as Hat Check Boy
Leonard Thomas
as Train Conductor
Leslie Ann Stefanson
as Girl at Party
Francie Swift
as Desk Clerk
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Critic Reviews for The Cowboy Way

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | June 3, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Audience Reviews for The Cowboy Way

i think the real cowboy way theyre reffering to is to win the lottery make a stupid movie with the help of some so not cowboys playing cowboys

Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

A funny comedy about a couple of cowboys having to navigate the big city and take on some bad guy in the process.

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

Saw this on TV never heard of it before but enjoyed it. Has some cool action scenes and plenty of laughs to.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

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