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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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Cheryl King
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Victoria Alperin
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Captain Blackworth
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Michael Alperin
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Storyline

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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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,594,452 (USA)
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Trivia

The Sunset (1988) title of this movie (which is about the making of a silent western) is the reverse of a real-life silent film directed by F.W. Murnau entitled "Sunrise" [aka Sunrise (1927)]. See more »

Goofs

The final shot of the film shows an eastbound train leaving Pasadena and chugging into the sunset, which means that the sun is setting in the East. See more »

Quotes

Wyatt Earp: Let's find out, you son of a bitch. Draw!
Captain Blackworth: My men will cut you to pieces.
Wyatt Earp: Not before I shoot out your eyes.
[They glare at each other. People move away]
Captain Blackworth: Another time.
[nods]
Cheryl King, Owner of Candy Store: Would you really have shot him?
Wyatt Earp: No.
Cheryl King, Owner of Candy Store: Why not?
Wyatt Earp: I'm not packing a gun.
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Crazy Credits

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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Follows Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) 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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Great wit and humor, drive this film to glory!
28 June 2001 | by (Odell, IL) – See all my reviews

Whoever it was that called this film dry and dull deserves to be shot! Bruce Willis shines in this witty and hilarious "old western" that never got the recognition it deserved. Willis plays a tv cowboy who gets paired up with James Garner(Wyat Earp) who, unbelievable as it may seem, is even better than Willis! This unlikely duo causes riot after riot and just when it seems like u are totally lost in the film, they wrap it up with dignity and class. This film may not be "Die Hard", but in my opinion deserves just as much recognition!


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