City Slickers II: The Legend of Curlys Gold
1994. Columbia Pictures, Warner Home Video, Color, Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1, 116 minutes, Rated PG-13
Release Date: June 10, 1994
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curlys Gold is available at Amazon.com on DVD and VHS.
Movie Synopsis: Sequel to the original action-comedy, City Slickers. This time the guys return to the Southwest cattle country to search for buried gold.
Cast: Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, John Lovitz, Jack Palance, Patricia Wettig, David Paymer, Josh Mostel
Director: Paul Weiland
Thoughts on the Movie:
Im glad that theres a City Slickers II. There was a need for it for a couple of reasons. 1) To see more of the nutty capers the guys would again come up with while on the trail, and 2) To see how the hell they were going to bring back Jack Palance for the sequel. Both things worked, and City Slickers II: The Legend of Curlys Gold is every bit as funny and entertaining as the original.
Again... look at the scenery. The beautiful Utah rock formations and wilderness land is simply breathtaking. And the changes with some of the characters (Bruno Kirby out, John Lovitz in) didnt interfere with the good acting or the story line. There are some really funny scenes in this movie, and I like the little twists that come the second time around. Get a bowl of popcorn and watch it. ~Jean
Dugout Ranch, near Moab, Utah (see Map)
Many scenes for City Slickers II were shot amid the scenery in this general area. Three sites between Fisher Towers and Castle Rock were used: Onion Creek (8 miles below milepost 21); Pueblo (turn right before crossing highway bridge at milepost 19 and follow the dirt road for 5 miles); and Ida Gulch Rapid (5 miles beyond milepost 16, turn left after crossing white bridge and drive a half-mile). Scenic Byway 128 will take you past the above locations and you will find numbered posts for the sites. It starts 2 miles north of Moab, off US 191, and goes all the way north to the ghost town of Cisco (44 miles). NOTE: Pick up a Moab Area Movie Locations Auto Tour brochure at the Visitor Center.
Right: The breathtaking scenery of the Dugout Ranch area, near Moab, Utah, was one of the locations for City Slickers II: The Legend of Curlys Gold.
The historic Dugout Ranch, which was first settled in the mid-1880s, is located to the left of the road near the mouth of Cottonwood Canyon. In the first half of the 20th century, it was owned by the Scorup & Sommerville Corporation. The S&S Cattle Company may have covered more territory than any other ranch in the U.S. Today, it is owned by The Nature Conservancy. Dugout Ranch, at the heart of the Colorado Plateau, comprises 5,200 acres of private land, plus nearly 350,000 acres of grazing allotments on public land.
About Moab, Utah:
Moab, Utah (population 4,779; elevation 4,026 feet; 38° 34 21 N, 109° 32 59 W) is located in the southeastern part of the state on State Highway 191. Moab is located on the Colorado River nestled in a linear valley lined with precipitous red rock cliffs. The town is an oasis surrounded by an extremely rugged and beautiful terrain, with predominantly desert features. Moab is approximately 8 miles away from Arches National Park and 32 miles away from the Islands in the Sky entrance to Canyonlands National Park, making it a major tourist destination. Since 1949, the Moab area has been a popular location for Hollywood movies. In existence for 60 years, the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission holds the title of the longest running film commission in North America.
Right: An aerial view of Moab, Utah, a town that welcomed both City Slickers and City Slickers II to the area for location filming.
Lodging & Dining:
The Moab Diner. 189 South Main, Moab, Utah
Locals love this diner and so do the visitors to Moab. For breakfast: pancakes, omelettes, french toast, biscuits-n-gravy or a breakfast burrito. For lunch or dinner: kokopelli chicken sandwich or specialty burgers, like a miners mushroom or green chile burger. For dessert: sundaes, banana splits, and ice cream cones. All the fun of an old-fashioned diner in the beautiful setting of Moab.
Jack Palance, whose character, Curly, died in the original City Slickers, returns in the sequel as Curlys twin brother.
The horse that Billy Crystal rode in this movie is called Beach Nut and he is the same horse that Crystal rode in the original City Slickers (1991).
Bruno Kirby, who had a lousy time on the first film, decided not to return for the sequel.
Right: The cast of City Slickers II: Left to right: Jon Lovitz, Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, and Jack Palance.
Character Quote: I'm sorry we buried you, but you looked so dead! ~Mitch Robbins (Billy Crystal)