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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)


$56,505,065 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filming in Arizona was plagued with heat and scorpions. See more »


During the shootout at OK Corral, Frank McLaury is wearing his hat, but during his close-up it's off of his head, then when the shooting starts it's back on. See more »


[first lines]
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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Version of My Darling Clementine (1946) See more »


Le Danse Macabre
by Camille Saint-Saëns
(Accompanying music in the theatre sequence)
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User Reviews

Very enjoyable
16 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I decided to watch 'Tombstone' as there was nothing else on, and I am so glad I did.

Conforming as I do to the stereotypical 'female who does not like Westerns' it was mainly Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer that drew me in.

Not knowing much about the 'OK Corral' I envisioned a long drawn out gunfight scene somewhere out in the desert. To discover it happened in the middle of town was only one of the educational experiences.

Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp gives a strong portrayal of a man who didn't want to get involved until circumstances gave him no option.

However, the movie does 'belong' to Val Kilmer. He gave a real sense of fatalism as 'Doc' Holliday, wanting to die in a blaze of gunfire rather than fading away from tuberculosis.

A great view of the Wild West.

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