• City Slickers (1991)

City Slickers

Release Date: May 28th, 1991

DVD Release Date: February 23rd, 1999

PG-13 |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Every year, three friends take a vacation away from their wives. This year, henpecked Phil (Daniel Stern), newly married Ed (Bruno Kirby), and Mitch (Billy Crystal) -- terrified of his midlife crisis -- decide to reignite their masculinity by taking a supervised cattle drive across the Southwest. Under the supervision of gruff cowboy Curly (Jack Palance), the men set out on a journey that turns unexpectedly dangerous. The three men bond along the way to conquering their fear of aging.

Cast: Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, Patricia Wettig, Helen Slater, Jack Palance, Noble Willingham, Tracey Walter

Director: Ron Underwood

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Castle Rock Entertainment, Face Productions, Sultan Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Husband , 1990s , Quest , Hilarious , Wife , Transformation , New York City , Moving

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    City Slickers comes packaged as one kind of movie - a slapstick comedy about white-collar guys on a dude ranch - and it delivers on that level while surprising me by being much more ambitious, and successful, than I expected. This is the proverbial comedy with the heart of truth, the tear in the eye along with the belly laugh. It's funny, and it adds up to something. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Along the way most of what transpires is predictable and manipulative. But besides the formula stuff, there is an abundance of fresh humor, poignant dialogue and some rather credible performances. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    City Slickers is a funny and affecting comedy, with wonderful jokes and a script flashing intelligence in every direction. [7 June 1991, p.E1]

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical