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Young Guns ()


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A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the... See more »

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William H. Bonney
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Doc Scurlock
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Chavez y Chavez
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Dick Brewer
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Dirty Steve Stephens
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Charley Bowdre
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John Tunstall
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L. G. Murphy
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Alex McSween
Sharon Thomas Cain ...
Susan McSween (as Sharon Thomas)
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J. McCloskey
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Yen Sun
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Buckshot Roberts
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Texas Joe Grant (as Tom Callaway)
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Pat Garrett
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Mallory
Sam Gauny ...
Morton
Cody Palance ...
Baker
Gadeek ...
Henry Hill
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Justice Wilson
Allen Keller ...
John Kinney (as Allen Robert Keller)
Craig Erickson ...
Peppin (as Craig M. Erikson)
Jeremy Lepard ...
Dolan (as Jeremy H. Lepard)
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Sheriff Brady (as Daniel Kamin)
Richela Renkun ...
Bar Girl
Pat Finn-Lee ...
Janey (as Pat Lee)
Gary Kanin ...
Colonel Dudley
Forrest Broadley ...
Rynerson
Alan Tobin ...
Bartender
Joey Hamlin ...
Hindman (as Joey Hanks)
Loyd Lee Brown ...
Soldier
Elena Parres ...
Manuela's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomas Moore ...
Town person (uncredited)
W. Thomas Snyder ...
Charlie Crawford (uncredited)
Lee Sollenberger ...
Regulator at Dance (uncredited)

Directed by

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Christopher Cain ... (directed by)

Written by (WGA)

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John Fusco ... (written by)

Produced by

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Christopher Cain ... producer (produced by)
John Fusco ... executive producer
James G. Robinson ... executive producer
Joe Roth ... producer (produced by)
Paul Schiff ... co-producer
Irby Smith ... co-producer

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Brian Banks ... (music by)
Anthony Marinelli ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Dean Semler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jack Hofstra ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Al Hansen ... lab post-production coordinator
Phil Hetos ... color timer
Christopher Koefoed ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Penny Perry ... (casting by)

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Jane Musky

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Harold Thrasher

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Robert Kracik

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Richard Hornung

Makeup Department

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Karoly Balazs ... hair styles supervisor / makeup supervisor
Jeanne Van Phue ... hair stylist / key makeup artist

Production Management

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Irby Smith ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Charles Myers ... first assistant director (as Myers)
W. Thomas Snyder ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Peter Bankins ... property master
Dennis Bradford ... assistant art director
Debbie DeVilla ... scenic artist
Dick Kyker ... property master
David L. McGuire ... assistant property master
Chip Radaelli ... construction supervisor
Margot Radaelli ... construction coordinator
Ernest M. Sanchez ... art department assistant
Jerri Thrasher ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Terry Lynn Allen ... sound editor
Lon Bender ... sound designer / sound editor
Anna Boorstin ... sound editor
William Dotson ... sound editor
Gary Gegan ... adr mixer
David W. Gray ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Penny Lee Hallin ... assistant sound editor
Devon Heffley Curry ... adr supervisor
Chris Hogan ... digital sound effects editor
Randy Kelley ... digital sound effects editor
Lou Kleinman ... sound editor
Mark R. La Pointe ... foley editor
Carey Lindley ... production sound mixer
Michael Minkler ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / sound supervisor
Greg Orloff ... foley mixer
Dan M. Rich ... sound editor
Jay B. Richardson ... digital audio technician
John Roesch ... foley artist
Victor Schiro ... boom operator
Valerie Simon ... apprentice sound editor
Cathie Speakman ... sound editor / sound
Wylie Stateman ... sound designer / sound supervisor
Greg Steele ... re-recording mixer
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist
Hugo Weng ... foley editor
Michael D. Wilhoit ... sound editor
David Young ... digital audio technician
Michael Becker ... additional sound mixer (uncredited)

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Johnny Hale ... special effects
Greg Hull ... special effects
Dale L. Martin ... special effects
William Purcell ... special effects
Joe Quinlivan ... special effects

Stunts

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Mickey Alzola ... stunts
Wallace Brooks ... stunts
Jim Burk ... stunts
Thomas Byrd ... stunts
Roger Cain ... stunts
Al Cantu ... stunts
Phil Cowling ... stunts
Everett Creach ... stunt coordinator
Vince Deadrick Jr. ... stunts
Dale Gibson ... stunts
Bill Hart ... stunts
John Hudkins ... stunts
Walt La Rue ... stunts
William T. Lane ... stunts
Gary Littlejohn ... stunts
Bill McIntosh ... stunts
Lee McLaughlin ... stunts
Eddie Mulder ... stunts
Michael Raden ... stunts (as Mike Raden)
Randy Slaughter ... stunts
Lee Sollenberger ... utility stunts
Neil Summers ... stunts
Lynn Troupe ... stunts
John Underwood ... stunts
William Yarbrough Jr. ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Paul Cuffee ... electrician
Chris Espeset ... dolly grip (as Christopher Espeset)
Booth Gallett ... additional camera operator
Melinda Sue Gordon ... still photographer
Kim Heath ... best boy grip
Steven Hiller ... first assistant camera
Lydia Hollyfield ... best boy
Gary Jay ... first assistant camera
John Joleaud ... lighting technician
Lynn Lockwood ... first assistant camera
Kyle T. MacDowell ... grip
Tim McGinnis ... gaffer
Stephen Mullen ... electrician
William 'Bear' Paul ... key grip
Philip C. Pfeiffer ... second camera operator
Murray Van Dyke ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Sally Jackson ... extras casting
M.L. Tanner ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Terry Ann Hawn ... costume construction supervisor
Laurie Hudson ... wardrobe supervisor
Keith G. Lewis ... costume supervisor
Monique Marie Long ... costumer (as Monique Long)
Sara Pinto ... wardrobe coordinator
Ellen Ryba ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Booth Gallett ... location manager

Music Department

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Chris Boardman ... music arranger
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist
Mark Curry ... music mixer / music recordist
Nancy Fogarty ... music editor
Jim Henrikson ... music editor
Anthony Marinelli ... musician / orchestrator
Shawn Murphy ... music mixer: West Germany / music recordist: West Germany
Robert Randles ... music consultant

Transportation Department

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Al Cantu ... driver
Lyle Christensen ... shotmaker driver
Dave Hannah ... driver
Jim Petti ... transportation
Jonathan A. Rosenfeld ... transportation coordinator
Brian Steagall ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Roger Cain ... production assistant
Tim Carroll ... local head wrangler
Jesse Esquibel ... wrangler
Michael Ray Evans ... wrangler
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Ira Friedlander ... assistant production accountant
Jerry Gardner ... wrangler
Susan Gee ... production financing
Celeste Gose ... co-production coordinator
Marita Grabiak ... script supervisor
Steve Hanna ... wrangler
Sheldon Katz ... production accountant
John Lebow ... wrangler
Clay M. Lilley ... wrangler
Jack Lilley ... head wrangler
Rob McEntegart ... production legal
Steve Newman ... unit publicist
Ralph Ortega ... wrangler
David Quinn ... wrangler
James G. Robinson ... presenter
Joe Roth ... presenter
Boots Southerland ... animal handler
Susan Vanderbeek ... production coordinator
Dennis Winchester ... wrangler
Michael Grasso ... firearms advisor (uncredited)

Thanks

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James C. Welsh ... This film is dedicated to the memory of James C. Welsh May 7, 1931 - March 13, 1988

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

1878 in New Mexico: John Tunstall picks up young gun men from the road to have them work on his ranch, but also to teach them reading and to civilize them. However he's a thorn in the side of the rich rancher Murphy, as he's a competitor in selling cattle. One day he's shot by Murphy's men. Judge Wilson can't do anything, since Sheriff Brady is one of Murphy's men. But attorney Alex persuades him to constitute Tunstall's young friends to Deputies and give them warrants of arrest for the murderers. Instead of arresting them, William Bonney just shoots them down. Soon the 5 guys become famous and William gets the name "Billie the Kid" - but they're also chased by dozens of Murphy's men and the army. The people however honor him as fighter for justice. Written by Tom Zoerner

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Taglines Six reasons why the west was wild. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Young Guns - Sie fürchten weder Tod noch Teufel (Germany)
  • Arma joven (Spain)
  • Les princes de la gâchette (Canada, French title)
  • Jovens Pistoleiros (Portugal)
  • Mladi revolveraši (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Budget $13,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $7,011,393, 14 Aug 1988

Did You Know?

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Trivia Emilio Estevez was very depressed throughout the shoot because he had recently broken up with his girlfriend. One night, Lou Diamond Phillips decided to play a prank on him in an effort to cheer him up. Phillips had the wardrobe department put make-up on a sheep, dress it up, and put in Emilio's room. See more »
Goofs Late in the movie, Doc stands up during the gunfight and bumps the brick chimney/piling and it bounces as though made of rubber. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 1988 (2003). See more »
Quotes [Steve is laughing at Bonney at the dinner table]
John Tunstall: What do you find funny, Steven? That's no proper table manners.
Charley Bowdre: He's got a way with hogs.
John Tunstall: Congratulations, Charles. You and Steven will be doing the dirty crockery alone this evening.
Charley Bowdre: Sorry, John. It just struck me funny.
John Tunstall: And to William, both of you.
Charley Bowdre: Apologies, Billy. We was just hacking on you.
"Dirty Steve" Stephens: Yeah, we was just hacking on you.
Richard Brewer: Rumor has it you killed a man, Billy. You don't seem like the killing sort.
"Dirty Steve" Stephens: Yeah, Billy. What'd you kill him for?
William H. Bonney: He was hacking on me.
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