The Cowboy Way (film)

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The Cowboy Way
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gregg Champion
Produced by Brian Grazer
Written by Rob Thompson
Starring Woody Harrelson
Kiefer Sutherland
Dylan McDermott
Ernie Hudson
Music by David Newman
Bon Jovi (songs)
Cinematography Dean Semler
Edited by Michael Tronick
Distributed by Universal Studios
Release dates
June 3, 1994
Running time
107 min.
Country USA
Language English
Budget $35 million[1]
Box office $20,277,185

The Cowboy Way is a 1994 comedy film directed by Gregg Champion and starring Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland.


The Cowboy Way follows two championship rodeo stars and lifelong best friends, Pepper Lewis (Woody Harrelson) and Sonny Gilstrap (Kiefer Sutherland) as they travel from New Mexico to New York in search of their missing friend, Nacho Salazar, who came to the city to pay for his daughter's trip to the U.S. from Cuba. When they discover that he's been murdered, the pair set out to find the killer.



Joe Brown of The Washington Post said, "The Cowboy Way is a weak rehashing of the Crocodile Dundee gimmick: two modern-day cowboys taming the Wild East. The tired formula may still have some life left in it, but not this 'Way'. This dud ranch is saddled with the charisma-free teaming of dumb guns Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland."[2]


  • Good Guys Don't Always Wear White - Bon Jovi
  • The Cowboy Way - Travis Tritt
  • Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys - Gibson/Miller Band
  • Blue Danube Blues - Cracker
  • No One To Run With - The Allman Brothers Band
  • On Broadway - Jeff Beck & Paul Rodgers
  • Days Gone By - James House
  • Candy Says - Blind Melon
  • Too Far Gone - Emmylou Harris
  • Sonny Rides Again - George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  • Free Your Mind - En Vogue

Box office[edit]

The Cowboy Way debuted at No.5 at the US box office.[3]


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