City Slickers - The big city heroes
|German title||City Slickers - The big city heroes|
|Original title||City slickers|
|Country of production||United States|
|Age rating||FSK 12|
Thomas Richard Sharp
|cut||O. Nicholas Brown|
City Slickers - The city-hero (Original Title: City Slickers ) is an American comedy film from the year 1991. The director was Ron Underwood , the writer wrote Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel . The main role was played by Billy Crystal .
Mitch Robbins is a frustrated radio station employee selling airtime for advertising . When he is supposed to tell about his work at his son's school, his ashamed son calls out that his father is the captain of a submarine . Robbins then shares his pessimistic views on life with the astonished children.
During his birthday party, Mitch hears from his friends, who include Phil Berquist, who works at a supermarket, that they want to spend their vacation playing cowboys for a few days and running a herd of cows. Robbins is supposed to visit his in-laws in Florida during this time , but his wife Barbara agrees. She wants, as she says, for Mitch to find his smile again . There is a scandal when Nancy, Berquist's young lover, shows up and he argues with his wife in front of the guests of the party.
The group of leisure cowboys includes several other city dwellers, including two brothers who produce ice cream and a dentist with his son. The group is led by veteran cowboy Curly Washburn. On his first appearance, Washburn overpowers a couple of young cowboys who are harassing a participant in the event. Robbins scoffs, his jokes offend Washburn, who unexpectedly shows up behind Robbins' back.
A short time later, Mitch causes a panic among the cows with his battery-operated, noisy coffee grinder . As a result, some cows separate from the herd. Washburn orders Robbins to come with him in search of the cows. Robbins is afraid of Washburn at first, but at night by the campfire they talk about their differences and make friends. Washburn says that a woman he saw only once has become his great love. He never tried to get to know her better.
Mitch helps give birth to a calf the next day ; the suffering mother cow is shot by Washburn out of pity. Washburn dies a little later, initially unnoticed by the others. Most of the members of the group give up. Robbins, Berquist and Furillo, however, drive the herd to the home ranch, where they are enthusiastically welcomed by the owner of the herd and all other participants on the trek. Mitch takes the calf home, much to his family's surprise. He shows his smile and promises his wife to do everything better from now on.
The German dubbing was based on a dialogue book by Frank Schröder and directed by Michael Richter on behalf of Deutsche Synchron.
|Billy Crystal||Mitch Robbins||Joachim Tennstedt|
|Daniel Stern||Phil Berquist||Reinhard Kuhnert|
|Bruno Kirby||Ed Furillo||Hans-Jürgen Wolf|
|Patricia Wettig||Barbara Robbins||Kerstin Sanders-Dornseif|
|Helen Slater||Bonnie Rayburn||Ulrike Möckel|
|Jack Palance||Curly Washburn||Helmut Krauss|
|Noble Willingham||Clay stone||Jochen Schröder|
|Tracey Walter||Cookie||Jürgen Kluckert|
|Josh Mostel||Barry Shalowitz||Tom Deininger|
|David Paymer||Ira Shalowitz||Wilfried Herbst|
|Walker Brandt||Kim||Anke Reitzenstein|
|Yeardley Smith||Nancy||Maud Ackermann|
|Kyle Secor||Jeff||Patrick Winczewski|
|Jeffrey Tambor||Lou, Mitch's boss||Helmut Gauss|
|Jayne Meadows||Mitch's mother||Christel Merian|
|Bill Henderson||Dr. Ben Jessup||Claus Wilcke|
|Phill Lewis||Dr. Steven Jessup||Frank Schröder|
|Robert Costanzo||Sal Morelli||Leon Boden|
|Dean hello||TR||Gerald Paradise|
On June 7, 1991, critic Roger Ebert wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper that the film surprised him because it was more sophisticated than he expected. He described the film as an ironic version of Red River starring John Wayne .
The lexicon of international films wrote: “The much too lengthy film elicits less comedy from the absurd situation than expected, but all the more intrusive" help in life "; all in all a moderate pleasure. "
Golden Globe Award
- Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for Jack Palance
- Nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of best comedy film
- Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor for Billy Crystal .
- The film grossed approximately $ 124 million in US cinemas . It was continued with The Golden Guys in 1994 .
- When the film was released on DVD in German-speaking countries, four minutes were added that were missing in the cinema version. This passage - a conversation between the three main actors - had to be dubbed, but none of the three original voice actors were used for this.
- Billy Crystal's 14-year-old daughter Lindsay, now a film producer and director, plays a small supporting role as his film daughter and 11-year-old Jake Gyllenhaal as his son. It was Gyllenhaal's first film role.
- City Slickers - The city-hero in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- City Slickers - The big city heroes atRotten Tomatoes(English)
- washingtonpost.com: City Slickers (engl.)
- prisma.de: City Slickers - The big city heroes
- Comparison of the cut versions theatrical version - DVD by City Slickers - Die Großstadt-Helden at Schnittberichte.com
- Review by Roger Ebert
- City Slickers - The big city heroes. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .
- Box office / business for City Slickers, accessed January 16, 2008
- DVD Center ( Memento of the original dated May 31, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Lindsay Crystal in the IMDb