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Sunset (1988)

 -  Crime | Action | Comedy  -  29 April 1988 (USA)
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Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.

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Victoria Alperin
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Christina Alperin
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Whilst making a silent film about the life of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, veteran actor 'Tom Mix' (Bruce Willis) discovers that the real Earp ('James Garner') is on the film set as a technical advisor. The two become friends, but when a murder takes place, the two become partners and set about tracking down the killer. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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They broke every rule, loved every woman, took every risk and solved the most shocking murder in the history of Beverly Hills. And it's all true. Give or take a lie or two.


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29 April 1988 (USA)  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,594,452 (USA)
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Bruce Willis received top first billing, James Garner received second billing. Despite this, Garner actually has more screen time in the movie than Willis. See more »

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After drawing his gun, Tom Mix's gun is in his holster and in his hand at the same time throughout the gunfight at his ranch. See more »

Quotes

Cheryl King, Owner of Candy Store: Will you sleep with me?
Wyatt Earp: Cheryl, I'm old enough to be your father.
Cheryl King, Owner of Candy Store: Wyatt, you're old enough to be my grandfather. Now answer the question.
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The final frame of the picture freezes, and the following text appears: "And this is how it really happened. Give or take a lie or two." See more »

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References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

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Black And Tan Fantasy
Performed by Duke Ellington and the Duke Ellington Orchestra
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Huge fun and one in the eye for the critics!
16 December 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is huge fun and shows the critics (as usual) know nothing! I caught Sunset by accident on channel 5US (UK Sky) tonight and loved it so much I ordered the DVD online from play.com (just 4.99 UKP) right after - this is a real keeper.

Willis and Garner are superb as you'd expect, and it was nice to see Malcolm McDowell and fellow Brit Patricia Hodge doing (literally!) sterling work. A fine cameo from the late Andreas Katsulas of Babylon 5 fame as the felonious chauffeur Arthur - this guy is sadly missed.

My only improvement to this would be to have it in good old 1920's black and white. Hey - I'll turn the colour off when the DVD arrives :O) Love it to bits.

Stuart


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