New Yorker Mitch Robbins (Billy Crystal) is 39 and miserable. He's tired of his job and bored with his life. And his two best friends Ed (Bruno Kirby) and Phil (Daniel Stern) aren't doing much better. So when they all decide to chase their troubles away with a fantasy vacation, Mitch and his pals trade their briefcases for saddle bags and set out to find freedom and adventure herding cattle under the wide New Mexico sky. But what they discover instead is scorching sun, sore backsides...and more insight into themselves - and each other - than they ever thought possible!