City Slickers (1991)


images“Excuse me, el doctor! Hello…? Don’t sew anything up that’s supposed to remain open, OK?” – Mitch Robbins

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count  (Theater, Video, DVD, 2 Jun 2013)

Brief Synopsis – A group of 3 friends try to overcome mid-life crises’ by joining a real life cattle drive.

My Take on it – I remember seeing this in the theater and have loved it ever since.  Billy Crystal was amazing back then and all of his movies were just absolutely great. When Harry Met Sally (1989), Throw Momma from the Train (1987), The Princess Bride (1987), Running Scared (1986) just to name of few of those hits.

I think the fact that Crystal and Bruno Kirby were best friends at the time really helped solidify the camaraderie between the two characters who were also best friends. Daniel Stern was great as their third friend going thru his own mid-life crisis.

Stand out in this movie was obviously Jack Palance, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar as a consolation prize for losing to Frank Sinatra in 1953. {Palance for Shane (1953) and Sinatra for From Here to Eternity (1953)}

Other supporting cast members are Patricia Wettig, Helen Slater, Josh Mostel, Noble Willingham, Jeffrey Tambor and David Paymer.

Look for a young Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy Crystal’s son.

Thanks to Cinema Parrot Disco for giving me the idea of re-watching this amazing movie.

Bottom Line – Excellent fun movie, Billy Crystal at his best. Highly Recommended!!

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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