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City Slickers

Director: Ron Underwood Run Time: 143 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG13 Release Year: 1991

Starring: Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, Jack Palance, Patricia Wettig

Nitehawk’s September Country Brunchin goes western-style comedy with City Slickers and live pre-show serenade by Honeyfingers.

A trio of men experiencing a mid-life crisis escape the urban jungle by signing up for a cattle driving vacation in this 1990s country western comedy flick.

There’s nothing like getting out into the great outdoors to remind yourself of who you are. Watching Jack Palance light up the screen as the surly cowboy named Curly is reason enough to watch City Slickers but, in case you need more, it’s hilarious fun all around watching city men become, ahem, manly. It surely gets messy when Mitch (a big city ad salesman) and his two friends decide to holiday by taking a two week wild west cattle drive from New Mexico to Colorado. Do they become cowboys? Maybe. Do they learn about themselves and life? Yes. Does one of them stick their arm up a cow? Indeed.

Honeyfingers is a band paying respect to the country jazz tradition from the 1950?s. Featuring twin melodies on Jonny Lam’s steel guitar and Luca Benedetti’s 6 string guitar while being held firmly in place by the rhythm guitar of Roy E. Williams and Dave Speranza’s stand up bass.