Life in Fairfield, Montana was pretty slow. Until eight young outlaws named The Young Guns showed up. They make their own fun and they don't follow any rules, which usually means explosions, disaster and mayhem. Just the way they like it.
1878 in New Mexico: John Tunstall picks up young gun men from the road to have them work on his ranch, but also to teach them reading and to civilize them. However he's a thorn in the side of the rich rancher Murphy, as he's a competitor in selling cattle. One day he's shot by Murphy's men. Judge Wilson can't do anything, since Sheriff Brady is one of Murphy's men. But attorney Alex persuades him to constitute Tunstall's young friends to Deputies and give them warrants of arrest for the murderers. Instead of arresting them, William Bonney just shoots them down. Soon the 5 guys become famous and William gets the name "Billie the Kid" - but they're also chased by dozens of Murphy's men and the army. The people however honor him as fighter for justice.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Dialogue by Casey Siemaszko's character is sampled in the1994 hip-hop song "Regulate" by Warren G and Nate Dogg,. According to the DVD commentary, Siemaszko had no clue that that had happened, and had never heard of the song. See more »
The "sad ballad" that Billy whistles to let Texas Joe Grant know that he is in fact Billy the Kid is Seán Ó Riada's "Mná na h-Éireann" ("Women of Ireland"), written in the early 1960's. See more »
Hey, you ain't no regulator, boy. You just stay here with the pork. They're smarter than you anyway; you might learn something.
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There are plenty of other great, better westerns out there such as: Tombstone and Butch Cassidy, but this one isn't bad. It has a good cast, decent action, and decent scenery. I like most westerns, so I decided to> check this one out, and I wasn't disappointed. If you like westerns and are not too picky, you'll enjoy this one. 6.4 out of 10 sounds about right.
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