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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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Storyline

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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Every town has a story. Tombstone has a legend. See more »


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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25 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Duel au soleil  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,923,232 (UK) (4 February 1994)
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The expression "I'm your huckleberry" spoken by Doc means "I'm the perfect man for the job." It could indeed be a reference to Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn because although The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was not published until 1884 and this movie takes place in 1881, Huckleberry first appears as a Tom's disreputable but resourceful best friend in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, published in 1876. See more »

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Towards the end of the Wyatt's Vendetta Run, when they have caught Behan and Ike Clanton, we see the four men riding in bright daylight. At the 1:53 mark in the film, it shows five riders at late sunset then switches back to four riders in daylight again as they chase down Clanton. 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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Red River Valley
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Performed by Dana Delany
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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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