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Tombstone (1993)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, History  |  25 December 1993 (USA)
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A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.


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After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the OK Corral. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duel au soleil  »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)


£1,923,232 (UK) (4 February 1994)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The excerpt from William Shakespeare's "Henry the V" that is recited by Mr. Fabian is the same passage that Dutton Peabody speaks to himself while walking down the street in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). See more »


After the Battle at the O.K. Corral, Wyatt walks up very close to Behan and stops. When the next shot cuts to behind Behan, Wyatt is visibly much farther from him and is still stepping forward. In the following shot he is up close again. See more »


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Narrator: 1879 - the Civil War is over, and the resulting economic explosion spurs the great migration west. Farmers, ranchers, prospectors, killers, and thieves seek their fortune. Cattle growers turn cow towns into armed camps, with murder rates higher than than those of modern day New York or Los Angeles. Out of this chaos comes legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, retiring his badge and gun to start a peaceful life for his family. Earp's friend, John, Doc Holliday, a southern gentlemen turned ...
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Crazy Credits

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Le Danse Macabre
by Camille Saint-Saƫns
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User Reviews

Exciting story of a heroic man in the midst of many foes.
20 February 2000 | by (Savannah, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie so much I bought it right after seeing it the first time. The acting is incredible in this film. I'm not a huge Kurt Russell fan, but he played his role very well. Among others, I consider this one of Val Kilmer's best performances. Even if your not a Western fan (like me), you'll still at least enjoy this film. Excellent lighting, cinematography and sound design. Intense pacing and story telling. All the classic elements of good guys and bad guys. Great story development and plot buildup. You have to see it at least once.

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