City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

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"They're back in the saddle!"
  • PG-13
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 5.6  (20,652)
  • 43

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold is a 1994 American Western comedy film directed by Paul Weiland and stars Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, and Daniel Stern. This sequel to the wildly popular 1991 film City Slickers brings back the original cast of New York City friends who took a cattle drive vacation to discover the meaning of life. This time around, the group is on a mission to find the treasure mentioned by Curly Washburn (Jack Palance) in the previous film.

The movie opens with Mitch Robbins (Billy Crystal) in a therapy session, looking for guidance regarding his self-image and his job as a radio advertising salesman. The therapist recommends a vacation, and the sight of a picture of the treasure map drawn by Curly in City Slickers piques Mitch's interest. He convinces his friends, Phil (Daniel Stern) and Ed (Jon Lovitz), to join him on a journey to find the treasure. They travel to New Mexico, where they meet up with Bonnie (Patricia Wettig) and Barry Shalowitz (Josh Mostel), the sibling ranchers who helped them on their last trip.

The treasure hunt takes the group on a wild adventure, full of twists and turns. They are confronted by a group of hostile outlaws led by Duke (Jack Palance), who is the brother of Curly, and who is also searching for the treasure. The group is also hindered by the confusing map, a series of clues left behind by Curly that they must decipher in order to find the gold. Along the way, they also meet different characters such as the seductive rancher girl, that plays a crucial role in their hunt.

The film is not just a typical Western with gunslingers and shootouts, but a comedy that had a lot of heart. The trio of actors, Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, and Daniel Stern, delivered excellent performances while keeping the humor and charm that made City Slickers an iconic comedy. The interaction between the characters was engaging, and the story presented a good balance of humor, action, and drama.

One of the most memorable scenes in the film is when the group finds themselves in a natural hot spring, supposedly described in Curly's map. After some exploration, they reach the sunlit pool in the heart of the mountain, a picturesque scene that is a perfect representation of the movie's message of finding life's treasures in unexpected places.

The film was shot in New Mexico, which lent a unique and authentic look to the Western genre. The cinematography captured the beauty of the sweeping landscapes and the rugged terrain of the West. The film's pacing was excellent, allowing the plot to develop while showcasing the stunning vistas.

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold is a fun adventure with an engaging plotline, excellent acting, and stunning visuals. It retains the same lightheartedness and comedic tone as the original movie, while adding more depth to the characters and their relationships. The film's running time is two hours, which makes it a perfect weekend watch for fans of the original movie or anyone looking for a feel-good, entertaining comedy.

In conclusion, City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold is a delightful movie that manages to blend humor, adventure, and drama seamlessly. It's a worthy sequel to the original classic that does more than just ride on the success of its predecessor. It's a movie that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages and a great adventure for those who want to follow the search for Curly's Gold.

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold is a 1994 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 43.

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