The Cowboy Way

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The Cowboy Way ★½ 1994 (PG-13)

A mess from start to finish made somewhat watchable by cowpoke charm of the leads and one good horse chase. Two rodeo stars (Harrelson and Sutherland) from New Mexico ride into New York City to avenge a buddy's death, with Hudson as a mounted NYC cop who always yearned to be a cowboy. Great premise is overcome by tasteless humor and a patchedup plot shot full of holes. Good for a gander is the 90foot Times Square billboard of Harrelson's character as a Calvin Klein underwear model, which stopped traffic even in jaded New York. 106m/C VHS, DVD . Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott, Ernie Hudson, Cara Buono, Marg Helgenberger, Tomas Milian, Joaquin Martinez; Cameos: Travis Tritt; D: Gregg Champion; W: William D. Wittliff, Rob Thompson; C: Dean Semler; M: David Newman.