City Slickers


1h 52m 1991

Brief Synopsis

The story of three men turning 40 who go on a Montana cattle drive.

Film Details

Also Known As
City Slickers: Jakten På Det Försvunna Leendet, La Vie, l'amour... les vaches, Vie, La
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adventure
Comedy
Nature
Western
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Roger Stevenson
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Moab, Utah, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Durango, Colorado, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

Mitch, Ed and Phil are more comfortable in delis than on the range. But that's not going to stop them from following a grizzled cowboy and driving a herd of cattle from New Mexico to Colorado.

Crew

Donald Abblett

Art Department

David Anderberg

Grip

Larz Anderson

Special Effects

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Barbara Ayers

Costume Supervisor

George Baetz

Boom Operator

Jerry Ballew

Assistant Director

Kevin Bartnof

Foley Artist

Bob Beemer

Rerecording

Alison Belanger

Accountant

Tom Bell

Song

Richard Benedetto

Electrician

Mairin Blake

Unit Manager

Lee Blasingame

Camera Assistant

Mike Boyle

Wrangler

Tony Brand

Assistant Director

O Nicholas Brown

Editor

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Brian Burrows

Stunt Man

Dennis Butterworth

Other

Charles L Campbell

Sound Editor

Robert J Carlyle

Foreman

James W Carne

Electrician

Bryan Carroll

Assistant Editor

Alfonso Casado

Camera

Clete Cetrone

Props

Ken Chase

Makeup Artist

Jim Chory

Assistant Director

Candida Conery

Hair Stylist

Mitzie Corbin

Production Assistant

Leslie Cornyn

Accountant

Doug Cowden

Grip

Billy Crystal

Executive Producer

Billy Crystal

Story By

Billy Crystal

From Story

Paul Curley

Camera

Gregory Dark

Line Producer

Mark T Davison

Camera Assistant

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Albert Delgado

Special Effects

Christy Dimmig

Production Coordinator

Pam Dixon Mickelson

Casting

Patty Dobie

Assistant Sound Editor

Jimmy Durante

Song Performer

Robert Eber

Sound Mixer

Robert Eber

Photography

Louis L Edemann

Sound Editor

Dick Elder

Other

Toni Ellis

Assistant

Lampton Enochs

Location Manager

Chris Espeset

Dolly Grip

Fernando Espiga

Photography

Ray Evans

Song

Renee Faia

Art Department Coordinator

Bo Falck

Transportation Coordinator

William Farley

Hair Stylist

Leigh Feitelberg

Camera Assistant

Wayne Fitzgerald

Titles

Cliff Fleming

Helicopter Pilot

Ellen Decker Franklin

Assistant Sound Editor

Martin Fuhrer

Director Of Photography

Martin Fuhrer

Dp/Cinematographer

Michael R Gannon

Assistant Property Master

Lowell Ganz

Screenplay

Robert J Garren

Other

Jerry Gatlin

Stunt Coordinator

Lenny Geschke

Sound Editor

Eric Gigandet

Key Grip

Lance Gilbert

Stunt Man

Mickey Gilbert

Stunt Coordinator

Tim Gilbert

Stunt Man

Troy Gilbert

Stunt Man

Rocco Gioffre

Matte Painter

Nate Goodman

Assistant Camera Operator

Ron Goodman

Camera

Barbara A Hall

Production Associate

Steve Hanna

Wrangler

Mark Harris

Other

Alison Harstedt

Assistant Production Accountant

George Harvell

Caterer

Kim Heath

Grip

Barbara Heller

Location Manager

Bill Hill

Projectionist

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Craig Hosking

Helicopter Pilot

Geoff Hubbard

Set Designer

James Ingram

Song

James Ingram

Song Performer

Paul Iski

Grip

Sally Jackson

Location Casting

Nils C Jensen

Sound Editor

Suhail F Kafity

Sound Editor

David Keane

Production Assistant

Jamie Kehoe

Craft Service

Gary B Kibbe

Camera Operator

Rick Kline

Rerecording

Bill Knapp

Assistant

Mark Konkel

Other

Stephanie D Krivacek

Adr

Gary Kundroff

On-Set Dresser

K Lenna Kunkel

Production Accountant

Deborah Lancaster

Costume Supervisor

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Recordist

Dick Lasley

Storyboard Artist

Christopher B Lawrence

Costume Supervisor

Carolyn Leigh

Song

Clay Lilley

Wrangler

Jack Lilley

Other

Richard Lilley

Wrangler

Ed Lish

Other

Jay Livingston

Song

Ross Loney

Wrangler

George A Loomis

Camera Operator

Sean Maccall

Production

Edward Malone

Assistant Editor

Babaloo Mandel

Screenplay

Hummie Mann

Music

Mark Mansbridge

Art Director

James A Maquire

Assistant Director

Edward D Markley

Production Manager

Louis F Marquis

Other

W Scott Mason

Foreman

Marc Maxey

Production Assistant

Melton C Maxwell

Gaffer

Bruce V. Mcbroom

Photography

Mickie Mcgowan

Adr

Todd Mcintosh

Makeup Artist

Mark Mckenzie

Original Music

Larry Mckinney

Wrangler

Kerry Lyn Mckissick

Script Supervisor

Hwei-chu Meng

Production Coordinator

Richard G Mercier

Transportation Captain

Tony Mercier

Transportation Co-Captain

Doug Metzger

Assistant Director

Thomas Meyer

Grip

Leigh A Miller

Assistant Production Coordinator

Darwin Mitchell

Wrangler

Peter Montagna

Makeup Artist

Tom Morales

Caterer

Lisa Morlas

Music

Leslie Morrow

Production Assistant

Joel Moss

Music

Colin Mouat

Sound Editor

John W Murphy

Grip

Antonio Navarro

Camera

Chuck Neely

Sound Editor

Mel Neiman

Other

Alan Nineberg

Adr Supervisor

Nina Kostroff Noble

Assistant Director

Bob Nolan

Song

Bob O'brien

Sound Editor

Kevin O'connell

Rerecording

Charlie O'dowd

Assistant Production Coordinator

Mark O'kane

Other

Sonya Ooten

Production Assistant

Reid Overstreet

Wrangler

Ken Palmer

Production Assistant

Matt Patterson

Other

Ernie Paul

Production Assistant

William Paul

Grip

William Paul

Key Grip

Lawrence G Paull

Production Designer

Insley Pearre

Production Assistant

Kenneth Pepiot

Special Effects Coordinator

Carlos Perez

Interpreter

Bill Petrotta

Property Master

Stanley Pierce

Wrangler

Lara C Porzak

Production Assistant

Ken Post

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Clarence Lynn Price

Construction Coordinator

James Quinn

Other

Raymond Rarick

Foreman

Charlene Richards

Adr Mixer

Johnny Richards

Song

Sol Rivera

Production Assistant

Darin Rivetti

Production Assistant

Richard Robbins

Wrangler

Bob Roddy

Medic

Dave Rodgers

Wrangler

Angel Rodriguez

Grip

Eduardo Gamez Rojas

Interpreter

David Rudder

Production Assistant

Judy Ruskin Howell

Wardrobe

Charlie Russell

Wrangler

Frank Russell

Wrangler

Teofilo Sanchez

Medic

Steve Sass

Aerial Unit

Andreas Schneuwly

Assistant Camera Operator

John A Scott

On-Set Dresser

Dean Semler

Director Of Photography

Dean Semler

Dp/Cinematographer

Marc Shaiman

Song

Marc Shaiman

Music

Chuck Sharp

Best Boy

Marla Shertz-wilson

Casting Associate

L David Silva

Production Assistant

Rick Simpson

Set Decorator

Larry Singer

Adr Supervisor

Ginger Sledge

Location Scout

Irby Jay Smith Jr.

Assistant Director

Film Details

Also Known As
City Slickers: Jakten På Det Försvunna Leendet, La Vie, l'amour... les vaches, Vie, La
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adventure
Comedy
Nature
Western
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Roger Stevenson
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Moab, Utah, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Durango, Colorado, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Award Wins

Best Supporting Actor

1991
Jack Palance

Articles

Noble Willingham (1931-2004)


Noble Willingham, the gruffly voiced character actor best known for his role as saloon owner C.D. Parker on Chuck Norris' long-running series Walker, Texas Ranger, died of natural causes on January 17th at his Palm Springs home. He was 72.

Born on August 31, 1931 in Mineola, Texas, Willingham was educated at North Texas State University where he earned a degree in Economics. He later taught government and economics at a high school in Houston, leaving his life-long dreams of becoming an actor on hold until the opportunity presented itself. Such an opportunity happened when in late 1970, Peter Bogdonovich was doing some on-location shooting in south Texas for The Last Picture Show (1971); at the urging of some friends, he audition and won a small role in the picture. From there, Willingham slowly began to find work in some prominent films, including Bogdonovich's Paper Moon (1973), and Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974). Around this time, Willingham kept busy with many guest appearances on a variety of popular shows: Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Waltons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Rockford Files and several others.

Critics didn't take notice of his acting abilities until he landed the role of Leroy Mason, the soulless plant manager who stares down Sally Field in Norma Rae (1979). Few could forget him screaming at her, "Lady, I want you off the premises now!" with unapologetic malice. It may have not been a likable character, but after this stint, better roles came along, most notably the corrupt Dr. Fenster in Robert Redford's prison drama Brubaker (1980); and the evil sheriff in the thriller The Howling (1981).

By the late '80s, Willingham was an in-demand character actor, and he scored in three hit films: a border patrol sergeant - a great straight man to Cheech Marin - in the ethnic comedy Born in East L.A.; his wonderfully avuncular performance as General Taylor, the military brass who was sympathetic to an unorthodox disc jockey in Saigon, played by Robin Williams in Good Morning, Vietnam (both 1987); and his good 'ole boy villainy in the Rutger Hauer action flick Blind Fury (1988). His performances in these films proved that if nothing else, Willingham was a solid backup player who was adept at both comedy and drama.

His best remembered role will no doubt be his six year run as the genial barkeep C.D. Parker opposite Chuck Norris in the popular adventure series Walker, Texas Ranger (1993-99). However, film reviewers raved over his tortured performance as a foul-mouthed, bigoted boat salesman who suffers a traffic downfall in the little seen, but searing indie drama The Corndog Man (1998); the role earned Willingham a nomination for Best Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards and it showed that this ably supporting performer had enough charisma and talent to hold his own in a lead role.

In 2000, Willingham tried his hand at politics when he unsuccessfully tried to unseat Democrat Max Dandlin in a congressional campaign in east Texas. After the experience, Willingham returned to acting filming Blind Horizon with Val Kilmer in 2003. The movie is to be released later this year. Willingham is survived by his wife, Patti Ross Willingham; a son, John Ross McGlohen; two daughters, Stari Willingham and Meghan McGlohen; and a grandson.

by Michael T. Toole
Noble Willingham (1931-2004)

Noble Willingham (1931-2004)

Noble Willingham, the gruffly voiced character actor best known for his role as saloon owner C.D. Parker on Chuck Norris' long-running series Walker, Texas Ranger, died of natural causes on January 17th at his Palm Springs home. He was 72. Born on August 31, 1931 in Mineola, Texas, Willingham was educated at North Texas State University where he earned a degree in Economics. He later taught government and economics at a high school in Houston, leaving his life-long dreams of becoming an actor on hold until the opportunity presented itself. Such an opportunity happened when in late 1970, Peter Bogdonovich was doing some on-location shooting in south Texas for The Last Picture Show (1971); at the urging of some friends, he audition and won a small role in the picture. From there, Willingham slowly began to find work in some prominent films, including Bogdonovich's Paper Moon (1973), and Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974). Around this time, Willingham kept busy with many guest appearances on a variety of popular shows: Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Waltons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Rockford Files and several others. Critics didn't take notice of his acting abilities until he landed the role of Leroy Mason, the soulless plant manager who stares down Sally Field in Norma Rae (1979). Few could forget him screaming at her, "Lady, I want you off the premises now!" with unapologetic malice. It may have not been a likable character, but after this stint, better roles came along, most notably the corrupt Dr. Fenster in Robert Redford's prison drama Brubaker (1980); and the evil sheriff in the thriller The Howling (1981). By the late '80s, Willingham was an in-demand character actor, and he scored in three hit films: a border patrol sergeant - a great straight man to Cheech Marin - in the ethnic comedy Born in East L.A.; his wonderfully avuncular performance as General Taylor, the military brass who was sympathetic to an unorthodox disc jockey in Saigon, played by Robin Williams in Good Morning, Vietnam (both 1987); and his good 'ole boy villainy in the Rutger Hauer action flick Blind Fury (1988). His performances in these films proved that if nothing else, Willingham was a solid backup player who was adept at both comedy and drama. His best remembered role will no doubt be his six year run as the genial barkeep C.D. Parker opposite Chuck Norris in the popular adventure series Walker, Texas Ranger (1993-99). However, film reviewers raved over his tortured performance as a foul-mouthed, bigoted boat salesman who suffers a traffic downfall in the little seen, but searing indie drama The Corndog Man (1998); the role earned Willingham a nomination for Best Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards and it showed that this ably supporting performer had enough charisma and talent to hold his own in a lead role. In 2000, Willingham tried his hand at politics when he unsuccessfully tried to unseat Democrat Max Dandlin in a congressional campaign in east Texas. After the experience, Willingham returned to acting filming Blind Horizon with Val Kilmer in 2003. The movie is to be released later this year. Willingham is survived by his wife, Patti Ross Willingham; a son, John Ross McGlohen; two daughters, Stari Willingham and Meghan McGlohen; and a grandson. by Michael T. Toole

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Released in United States 1991

Released in United States August 1991

Released in United States May 1991

Released in United States on Video December 4, 1991

Released in United States Summer June 7, 1991

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1991.

Shown at Deauville Film Festival August 30 - September 9, 1991.

Shown at Malmo Film Days in Stockholm August 26-29, 1991.

Shown at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund August 18-24, 1991.

Additional photography in New York City in mid December 1990.

Feature film directorial debut for British commercial director Paul Weiland.

Jack Palance received a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Began shooting July 28, 1993.

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival August 30 - September 9, 1991.)

Released in United States May 1991 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1991.)

Released in United States Summer June 7, 1991

Released in United States August 1991 (Shown at Malmo Film Days in Stockholm August 26-29, 1991.)

Released in United States August 1991 (Shown at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund August 18-24, 1991.)

Released in United States on Video December 4, 1991

Began shooting September 11, 1990.

Completed shooting December 8, 1990.

Completed shooting November 4, 1993.