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, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Luis Guzman
as Chango
Marg Helgenberger
as Margarette
Jaime Tirelli
as Monitor
Cara Buono
as Teresa
Tomás Milian
as Huerta
Victor Argo
as Business Associate
Travis Tritt
as Cowboy
Ernie Hudson
as Officer Sam Shaw
Rance Howard
as Old Gentleman
Leslie Stefanson
as Girl at Party
Allison Janney
as Lady Cop
Jose Zuniga
as Carlos
Matthew Cowles
as Pop Fly
Harsh Nayyar
as Coroner
Randy Pearlstein
as Hat Check Boy
Francie Swift
as Desk Clerk
Leonard Thomas
as Train Conductor
J.D. Garfield
as Cowboy
Sam Gray
as Sweatshop Foreman
Gabriel Marantz
as Boy on Train
Doug Barron
as Doorman
Frank Girardeau
as Chief Barnes
Rob Moran
as Bartender at Party
Ira Newborn
as Taxi Driver
Ahmed Ben Larby
as Foreign Cab Drive
Esteban Fernandez
as La Habanita Bartender
Laura Ekstrand
as Cello Player
Joe Mosso
as Mounted Policeman
Ken Simmons
as Teddy
Graciela Lecube
as Pawn Shop Woman
Francie Hawks Swift
as Desk Clerk
Dan Spoon
as Cowboy
Duke Jackson
as Cowboy
Larry Pennington
as Rodeo Announcer
John J. Ventimiglia
as Uniformed Cop
Leslie Ann Stefanson
as Girl at Party
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Critic Reviews for The Cowboy Way

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

Mildly irritating cowboy tale about modern-day rodeo riders in Manhattan.

Full Review… | January 23, 2016
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Obvious and almost completely lacking in energy.

July 26, 2002

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October 6, 2005

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August 11, 2005

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May 25, 2005

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May 5, 2005
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Audience Reviews for The Cowboy Way

Man, with all of these gay undertones, I had to rewind a bit to see the title and make sure I wasn't watching "Brokeback Mountain" again. Really, I kind of wish that they did go the gay cowboy route. At least something interesting would be happening. True, the film is saved by solid performances from our leads. Still, the jumpy camerawork, awful dialogue, poor humor, cliches, improvable performances from supporting cast members and general dragging leave "The Cowboy Way" to be an unengaging and unmemorable ride.

Cameron Johnson
Cameron Johnson

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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
Coxxie Mild Sauce

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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
Jason Spencer

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