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Young Guns II (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Western  |  1 August 1990 (USA)
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In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.



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Billy "The Kid" and his gang are wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured, Billy has to save them. They escape and set south for Mexico. "Let's hire a thief to catch one", John S. Chisum said, so he paid Pat Garrett, one of Billy's former partners, $1000 for the killing of William H. Bonney aka Billy "The Kid". Written by Lars J. Aas <>

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Release Date:

1 August 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hell Bent for Leather  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)


$44,143,410 (USA)

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Although the movie depicts Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as close friends who were at one time partners in crime this is a considerable stretching of the truth. In reality their association was much more casual in nature stemming from their mutual patronage of Beaver Smith's saloon in Fort Sumner where they were both avid players of the card game Casino. They had a cordial acquaintance with one another but were never close friends nor did they ever ride together as outlaws. See more »


In the scene where the gang is surround by Garrett's men and Doc is shot, Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh is seen standing straight against the wall holding both guns up, after Billy hands Doc a second gun, Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh can be seen crouched with the right hand gun parallel to his side. In the next shot he is standing against the wall again with the guns held up. See more »


Josiah Gordon "Doc" Scurlock: Here.
[Tosses Billy a pocket watch]
Josiah Gordon "Doc" Scurlock: It's from New York. It's for the horse.
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Josiah Gordon "Doc" Scurlock: You son of a bitch!
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Ah, good times, good times
23 November 2003 | by (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

Well, I have to say I loved this movie when it first came out. It has a beautiful desert set, a wonderful array of actor driven characters, and the kind of gun fighting you could only imagine from a movie about Billy the Kid. But now that I've watched it more recently, it's highly amusing. To watch current stars like CSI's William Peterson and The Lord of the Rings' Viggo Mortensen at the dawn of their careers is something that can't be missed. Along with them are a flock of excellent 80's actors who will have you loving them all over again. Emelio Eztevez provides what is probably the best performance in his career along with the likes of Christian Slater, Kiefer Sutherland, and Lou Diamond Phillips. I recommend this as one of the best good time westerns that recent years have to offer, though the first movie of the series is a bit better. 7/10

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