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Young Guns II (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Western  |  1 August 1990 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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$44,143,410 (USA)
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With the exception of Dave Rudabaugh, many of the gang members who did follow Billy the Kid both during and after the Lincoln County War did not appear in the film including Billy Wilson, Tom Pickett and Charlie Bowdre, the latter having been killed off in the original film. See more »

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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 »

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William H. Bonney: [is admitting the truth] You know what the Mexican Blackbird is?
Hendry French: It's a broken trail that leads to Old Mexico.
William H. Bonney: [shakes head] It's a half black, half Mexican whore...
Josiah Gordon "Doc" Scurlock: [nervous] So... you named the trail after her, right?
William H. Bonney: [remains silent, looking away from everyone]
Josiah Gordon "Doc" Scurlock: [realization and anger appear on his face] There is no broken trail to Old Mexico is there?
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Blaze of Glory
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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So much better than its rating says
3 December 2001 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

This film is far superior to the first part and I can't get enough of it. The actors are likeable and work very well as an ensemble, the action and story are very immersive and the score (by Alan Silvestri) is simply awesome. (The music on Young Guns is totally different, very inferior, and does not help to accentuate emotions at all.) On this note: anyone who says that Jon Bon Jovi did the music for this film is very mistaken. He wrote a couple of songs that appear on the end credits (and an album that was *inspired by* the movie) but Silvestri is the one who created one of the best movie scores I've heard, which is nearly as good as his Back to the Future music. (Shame it isn't available to buy anywhere.)

Now back to the film. It's both entertaining and moving, and also very funny and I highly recommend it. Like a previous commenter said, there's no need to see the first film as this one stands on its own very well and totally surpasses its predecessor. 8/10.


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