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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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A self-proclaimed joker on set, Estevez had suffered from a lot of practical jokes at his expense by Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips on the set of Young Guns (1988). During the shooting of Young Guns II (1990), Estevez took his revenge on Sutherland when Sutherland was filming a scene in a bath tub. When nobody was looking, Estevez slipped a Baby Ruth candy bar into the tub, so that it slowly rose to the surface while the camera was rolling and Sutherland was doing the scene. Estevez later remarked in an interview that if a joke is done against him, he will make sure another is done in return regardless of the time in between. See more »

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In the White Oaks whorehouse, just as Billy agrees to send an Indian out to satisfy the crowd, we see Dave getting up from the table. In the very next shot Dave is stood next to the Sheriff, tapping him on the shoulder. See more »

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Never Say Die
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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I'll Make Ya Famous...
21 June 2003 | by (Culver City, California) – See all my reviews

YOUNG GUNS 2 was a stunning achievement, a sequel that managed to surpass its brilliant predecessor, 1988's YOUNG GUNS. YOUNG GUNS 2 follows the story of Billy the Kid, already an outlaw and now riding with the cow thief Pat Garrett. Garrett is offered the position of Sheriff by the Governor, who finds himself constantly cowed in his efforts to catch Billy the Kid. In the Governor's mind, you must hire a thief to catch one, hence Garrett is the perfect choice. Pat Garrett, who has long planned to go respectable, siezes the opportunity and turns on his friend and partner. What follows is a great western adventure, rich with themes of sin and redemption and the tragedy of brother against brother. That alone makes a great flick. But then YOUNG GUNS 2 offers the question... what if Pat Garrett was conflicted about his choice? What if he still had feelings for the Kid? What if he let him go? This is good stuff, folks. The leads do the material justice, with Estevez jumping back into the role of Billy like an old and comfortable suit that still fits perfectly. William Petersen gives a nuanced performance as Pat Garrett, a man driven by both loyalty and selfishness. Of course no review of this film should fail to herald the talents of Lou Diamond Phillips. Phillips is an actor who constantly seems to raise the bar for himself, and YOUNG GUNS 2 is no exception. His Chavez is MORE spiritual, MORE effortlessly wise... dare I say MORE Indian than he was even in the first installment. Hopefully, Phillips will be with us for a very long time. Kiefer Sutherland, Christian Slater, Balthazar Getty, and Alan Ruck round out the talented cast. So finally, do yourself a favor with this one, YOUNG GUNS 2 is an amazing film experience.


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