What happens when three ordinary guys spend two weeks learning how to be real-life cowboys? That’s the question (and the fun) in City Slickers, the biggest box office comedy of 1991. Starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby, the movie also earned an Academy Award for Jack Palance as Curly, the grizzled trail guide who knows the secret of life (spoiler alert: it’s just “one thing.”) So saddle up, hit the trail and come along for “the rowdiest western jokefest since Blazing Saddles” (Rolling Stone). Sharp-eyed viewers will also spot 10-year-old Jake Gyllenhaal, in his big screen debut, as Crystal’s son.
Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: With a supremely talented cast and just enough midlife drama to add weight to its wildly silly overtones, City Slickers uses universal themes to earn big laughs.
'90s midlife-crisis comedy has cursing, violence.