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Sunset (1988)

Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.

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Nancy Shoemaker
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Victoria Alperin
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Christina Alperin
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Chief Marvin Dibner
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Hal Flynn
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Mooch
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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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Release Date:

29 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Catalina  »

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,594,452 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Alfie Alperin, played by Malcolm McDowell, was loosely based on Charles Chaplin. The Alperin character, like Chaplin, was a comic actor who became a director, producer, and studio head. Alperin's screen character of "The Happy Hobo" was based on Chaplin's "The Tramp". The movie was made and released four years before Richard Attenborough's film of Chaplin (1992). 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

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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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 »


Soundtracks

Black And Tan Fantasy
Performed by Duke Ellington and the Duke Ellington Orchestra
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Not as awful as some say.
4 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I'm not exactly sure how many people actually like this film, but I for one think it's not half bad. While it is true that Bruce Willis isn't a very convincing Tom Mix, and the the film isn't overly exciting, James Garner does a great job as Wyatt Earp, and is reason enough alone to watch this. This movie sometimes gets mixed feelings, some hate it, some feel it's fair, and some like it. Give this a shot, especially if there isn't anything else on, you might like it.


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