“City Slickers” quotes

(1991)
Movie City Slickers
Title City Slickers
Year 1991
Director Ron Underwood
Genre Comedy, Western
Plot – Three metropolitans in their forties are unhappy and confused, so they plan an unusual holiday: spending two weeks as real cowboys to escort a herd. The group of friends will deal with a lot of accidents, remembering the real cowboys' adventures of the past. The movie is successful because it mixes up wisely its heterogeneous components.
All actors – 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, Dean Hallo, Karla Tamburrelli, Yeardley Smith, Robert Costanzo, Walker Brandt, Molly McClure, Jane Alden, Lindsay Crystal, Jake Gyllenhaal, Danielle Harris, Eddie Palmer, Howard Honig, Fred Maio, Jayne Meadows, Alan Charof, , Anne Lockhart, Robert Mickelson, Lana Underwood
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  • “Your sixties you have a major surgery, the music is still loud but it doesn't matter because you can't hear it anyway. Seventies, you and the wife retire to Fort Lauderdale, you start eating dinner at two, lunch around ten, breakfast the night before. And you spend most of your time wandering around malls looking for the ultimate in soft yogurt...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Billy Crystal - Mitch Robbins
    [Tag:aging, old age]
  • “Did you ever reach a point in your life, where you say to yourself: 'This is the best I'm ever going to look, the best I'm ever going to feel, the best I'm ever going to do,' and it ain't that great?”
     
  • “- Mitch Robbins: Hi Curly. Killed anyone today?
    - Curly: The day ain't over yet.”

    Billy Crystal - Mitch Robbins
    Jack Palance - Curly
    [Tag:killing, today]
  • “- Ed Furillo: He turned around and he left. He never bothered us again. Well, I took care of my mother and my sister from that day on. That's my best day.
    - Phil Berquist: What was your worst day?
    - Ed Furillo: Same day.”

    Bruno Kirby - Ed Furillo
    Daniel Stern - Phil Berquist
    [Tag:day, father, leaving]
  • You know what just occurred to me? Roping is stupid. This is a cow, not a gazelle, watch. Get off the horse, huh? Ok. And then you walk up to the cow. Look at how good this is working. Then you say "Hi. I'm Bob Vila with 'This Old Herd'. We're going to rope you today". Then you take Mr. Loop and put it around the head of Mr. Cow.
    Billy Crystal - Mitch Robbins
    [Tag:cow, job]
  • “We had different needs. I needed him to treat me decently and get a job, and he needed to empty my bank account and leave.”

    Helen Slater - Bonnie Rayburn
  • “Let's have some peace and quiet around here, for chrisakes! I've been under a lot of stress! I lost my wife, I lost my job, and I'm developing some kind of rash from making in the bushes!”
    Daniel Stern - Phil Berquist
  • I finally realized, he wasn't just cheating on my mother, he was cheating us. So I told him, I said, "you're bad to us. We don't love you. I'll take care of my mother and my sister. We don't need you any more". And he made like he was gonna hit me, but I didn't budge.

    Bruno Kirby - Ed Furillo
  • “- Phil Berquist: Do you hate baseball?
    - Barbara Robbins: No I like baseball. I just never understood how you guys can spend so much time discussing it. I mean I think the game is great but I don't memorize who played third base for Pittsburgh in 1960.
    - Phil Berquist: Don Hoak!
    - Barbara Robbins: See, that's exactly what I mean.”

    Daniel Stern - Phil Berquist
    Patricia Wettig - Barbara Robbins
    [Tag:baseball]
  • “By your eighties, you've had a major stroke, and you end up babbling to some Jamaican nurse who your wife can't stand but who you call mama.”
    Billy Crystal - Mitch Robbins
    [Tag:aging, old age]
  • “Value this time in your life kids, because this is the time in your life when you still have your choices, and it goes by so quickly. When you're a teenager you think you can do anything, and you do.”
    Billy Crystal - Mitch Robbins
    [Tag:choice, teens, youth]
  • “- Curly: I've been with lots of women.
    - Mitch Robbins: Yeah, but, you know, she could have been the love of your life.
    - Curly: She is.”

    Jack Palance - Curly
    Billy Crystal - Mitch Robbins
    [Tag:love]
  • “Women need a reason for having sex, men just need a place.”
    Billy Crystal - Mitch Robbins
    [Tag:men, sex, women]
  • “Have you ever had that feeling that this is the best I'm ever gonna do, this is the best I'm ever gonna feel... and it isn't that great?”
    Billy Crystal - Mitch Robbins
  • “If hate were people, I'd be China!”
    Daniel Stern - Phil Berquist
    [Tag:hatred]
  • “I hate bullys! Because bullys don't just bully you, they take away your diginity!”
    Daniel Stern - Phil Berquist
    [Tag:bullying, dignity]
  • Your twenties are a blur. Your thirties, you raise your family, you make a little money and you think to yourself, "What happened to my twenties?". Your forties, you grow a little pot belly, you grow another chin.
    Billy Crystal - Mitch Robbins
    [Tag:age, aging]
  • “The moral is: don't walk where you're not supposed to walk because there may not be someone with superhuman strength to save your little ass. And don't do drugs. That's it!”
    Robert Costanzo - Sal
    [Tag:drugs, prudence]
  • “Ed, have you noticed that the older you get, the younger your girlfriends get? Soon you'll be dating sperm.”
    Billy Crystal - Mitch Robbins
  • “I'm sick of people coming over here and thinking they're in a Bergman film.”
    Patricia Wettig - Barbara Robbins
    [Tag:movie]
  • - Mitch Robbins: Those cows trusted us.
    - Ed Furillo: Trusted us? They followed us because we yelled, "Yah". They're cattle.

    Billy Crystal - Mitch Robbins
    Bruno Kirby - Ed Furillo
    [Tag:cow, trust]
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