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Three men with mid-life crises leave New York City for a cattle-ranch vacation that turns into an arduous, character-building stint. Many funny moments supplied by leads Crystal, Stern, and Kirby, but Palance steals the film as a salty, wise cowpoke. Slater is fetching as the lone gal vacationer on the cattle drive. Boxoffice winner notable for a realistic calf birthing scene, one of few in cinema history. From an idea by Crystal, who also produced. Palance stole the show from Oscar ceremonies host Crystal a second time when he accepted his award and suddenly started doing one-arm pushups, startling the audience into laughter.

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Available on Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Western Comedy, Growing Older, Men, Buddies, New York, New York, Modern Cowboys, Vacations, Top Grossing Films of 1991, Birthdays, Midlife Crisis
Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, Patricia Wettig, Helen Slater, Jack Palance, Noble Willingham, Tracey Walter, Josh Mostel, David Paymer, Bill Henderson, Jeffrey Tambor, Phill Lewis, Kyle Secor, Yeardley Smith, Jayne Meadows
Dean Semler
Ron Underwood
Marc Shaiman
Billy Crystal


Oscars 1991: Support. Actor (Palance); Golden Globes 1992: Support. Actor (Palance); MTV Movie Awards 1992: Comedic Perf. (Crystal).

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Mitch (Billy Crystal)is going to be 39 and he is starting to go through a mid-life crisis so for his 39th birthday his 2 friends Phil (Daniel Stern) and Ed (Bruno Kirby) buy all three of them a 2 week trip to Mexico to a cattle drive ranch. Even though Mitch is having some troubles both Phil and Ed are having problems with their marriage so they all feel the time away will be good for everyone. The guys have some trouble in the beginning learning how to be cattle ranchers and they are kinda scared of their leader Curly (Jack Palace). However, Mitch and Curly start to bond after they both deliver a baby calf together and when the mother dies, Mitch decides to take "Norman" back on the trails with him. A bit of trouble breaks out when Curly suddenly dies and the three men have to some what fend for themselves. When they had to cross a dangerous river, Mitch discovers that he did learn how to lasso when he had to save the calf from drowning. The men end up having a great trip and Mitch decides to bring Norman (the calf) home with him in order to save him from the slaughter house. When Mitch returns home he decides he is going to change his life and enjoy it more. This movie is really funny and you'll have a lot of laughs. The actors do a great job!