You've seen it all before: pals approaching mid-life crisis explore the Great Outdoors, rethink values, and by trail's end vow never to complain about putting out the trash. Three married men - bewildered Mitch (Crystal), playboy Ed (Kirby) and unfaithful Phil (Stern) - are pitted against the rigours of a 200-mile cattle drive led by cowpoke Curly (Palance), so tough he lights matches on his face. Crystal's self-pitying character starts out promisingly - an early highlight being his lecture on ageing to schoolchildren - but the constant rapid-fire quips become increasingly predictable.
Cast and crew
Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
Billy Crystal Daniel Stern Bruno Kirby Patricia Wettig Helen Slater Jack Palance Josh Mostel David Paymer Noble Willingham Tracey Walter