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Young Guns II (1990)

 -  Action | Crime | Western  -  1 August 1990 (USA)
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Billy "The Kid" and his gang is 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 ... See full summary »

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Billy "The Kid" and his gang is 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 <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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The West just got wilder. See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$44,143,410 (USA)
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In one scene, Arkansas Dave derisively calls Chavez a Mexican. Chavez responds with "Mexican-*Indian*, you son of a bitch!". In the first film, Dirty Steve derisively calls Chavez a Mexican, to which Chavez responds, "Mexican-Indian, you son of a bitch!". See more »

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The Royal Albert tea cup that John Poe uses was not manufactured in that pattern (Old Country Roses), until 1962. See more »

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Pat Garrett: [after Billy's gang has leaped over a steep cliff] Jesus Christ! Even their horses are crazy!
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Bang A Drum
Written And Performed by Jon Bon Jovi
(c) 1990 Bon Jovi Publishing / PRI Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Acted wonderfully and better than the original...
2 July 1999 | by (San Diego, USA) – See all my reviews

For a movie it thought would be shallow and made for popular culture, Young Guns II really surprised me. ALL the actors were GREAT in this movie. I especially loved Lou Diamond Phillips and Kiefer Sutherland (of course). Emilio Estevez was wonderful and for once I didn't hate Christian Slater. Also, as a fan of Ferris Bueller, you have to love Alan Ruck, even though he doesn't have a huge part in Young Guns II. I saw the first movie, and it was okay, but I seem to get into and feel for the characters much more in the sequel--they have more depth and there's not as many, so you can focus more on the important relationships. Not to mention a core musical identity of my era named Jon Bon Jovi, who did the theme song (which had some awesome lyrics). Alan Sylvestri did the rest of the score, and I always love his music, too. I ended up buying Young Guns II because it's hard to get through it without tearing up. The tragedy of Billy the Kid is told well in the movie, and if the screenplay had just been a little less choppy, I would have given the movie a 9. I'll have to go for an 8 on this one, but see it anyway, the actors are definitely the highlights of Young Guns II.


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