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City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 10 June 1994 (USA)
One year after their first western adventure, Mitch Robbins and his friends discover a treasure map that belonged to their late trail guide Curly and they set out to discover its secrets.

Director:

Paul Weiland

Writers:

Lowell Ganz (characters), Babaloo Mandel (characters) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crystal ... Mitch Robbins
Daniel Stern ... Phil Berquist
Jon Lovitz ... Glen Robbins
Jack Palance ... Duke Washburn
Patricia Wettig ... Barbara Robbins
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Bud
Bill McKinney ... Matt
Lindsay Crystal ... Holly Robbins
Beth Grant ... Lois
Noble Willingham ... Clay Stone
David Paymer ... Ira Shalowitz
Josh Mostel ... Barry Shalowitz
Jayne Meadows ... Mitch's Mother
Alan Charof ... Mitch's Father
Kenneth S. Allen Kenneth S. Allen ... Annoyed Man in Library
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Storyline

The second part of City Slickers begins after the death of Curly. It is the 40th birthday of Mitch Robbins and the day begins quite good until he returns home (after a hard day at the radio station) and finds his brother Glen, the black sheep of the family, in his sofa. Nevertheless he is about to have a wonderful birthday-night with his wife when he discovers a treasure map of Curly by chance. Together with Phil (from the first part) and unfortunately with Glen he tries to find the hidden gold of Curly's father in the desert of Arizona instead of attending a meeting in Las Vegas. The adventurous journey reveals many surprises until everything seems to be over when the map gets lost... Written by Volker Boehm

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Taglines:

They're back in the saddle!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a comic sex scene and off color humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

City Slickers II See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,516,375, 12 June 1994

Gross USA:

$43,622,150

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,622,150
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

After the failure of his vanity project Mr. Saturday Night (1992) which Billy Crystal starred in, wrote and directed, the actor was looking for a film that he was sure would be a hit. City Slickers (1991) seemed the obvious property given that it was a huge sleeper hit in 1991. See more »

Goofs

In the shot of the train arriving at New Rochelle, the train pulls past the green 'New Rochelle' marker sign. However the train is heading in the opposite way of the writing on the sign, indicating that the train is in fact leaving New Rochelle, not arriving as implied. See more »

Quotes

Mitch: By this time next week I'll be having a romantic dinner with Phil.
Phil: Well, pick a night... because the map is *gone*!
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Connections

References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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The Godfather Waltz
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pretty good; Palance gives another winning performance
21 March 2004 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

I don't know why it took me so long to see this sequel. It has been so long since I saw the original that I can't make a comparison. But Billy Crystal gave as good a performance as usual, and Jon Lovitz was a worthwhile addition as Crystal's idiotic brother. Jack Palance gave another Oscar-winning performance as the sailor-turned-restaurant-pirate who hoped his late brother knew a big secret (too bad those who decide Academy Award nominations didn't agree).

It took a while to get to the quest for "Curly's Gold", but even the early parts of the movie were entertaining. The search for gold was the best part, with these bumbling idiots, and Duke, getting into all kinds of trouble. Plenty of action, and beautiful scenery, and lots of physical comedy. I wasn't all that happy with the ending, but the reality is, can a group of ordinary guys really be happy if they find millions of dollars in gold? I won't say what went wrong in their quest, but they did get to be really, really happy at one point, and that was satisfying.

The real gold here was Duke's telling of his life story, and the guys working together despite incredible odds. This was probably as good as the first movie for those reasons.


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