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Wyatt Earp (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Biography  |  24 June 1994 (USA)
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Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals.


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Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals. Written by Jimmy Anderson <jimmy@wnm.net>

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The epic story of love and adventure in a lawless land.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for strong gunfights, some language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wyatt Earp - Das Leben einer Legende  »

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$63,000,000 (estimated)


$25,052,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Second time Kevin Costner and Jeff Fahey have acted together in a western, Wyatt Earp and Siverado. Played enemies in both. In Siverado Costners character "Jake" killed Faheys character "Tyree". In Wyatt Earp Costners Title character let Faheys "Ike Clanton" live at the famous OK Coral gunfight. See more »


When Wyatt is refereeing the boxing fight, there are American flags present that show 50 stars, a design not used until 1959. In the latter part of Wyatt Earp's life, the flag had 48 stars. See more »


Doc Holliday: Wyatt Earp? I've heard that name before. Don't know where, but it wasn't good.
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I usually am indifferent about Costner,however
29 September 2004 | by (New Orleans) – See all my reviews

in some people's criticisms of the flick I usually see "he was dull" or "he didn't give the character life," and I have to disagree. In actuality he gave the best rendition of the real Wyatt Earp and his life. The movie is a biopic, and for historians like myself it served its purpose, in showing the life and true personality of a figure Hollywood overglamourized. Wyatt Earp was not the type to dance in the snow and was indeed a cold hearted SOB. I prefer this to Tombstone and no doubt Costner was better than Russell. And actually Quaid was the better Doc. I wouldn't say it was a classic movie and spaghetti western versions of the story might be more "entertaining," however the darkness of Costner's movie is chilling and is the version that gets more replay value from me.

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