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Young Guns II (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Western | 1 August 1990 (USA)
In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.

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Geoff Murphy

Writers:

John Fusco (characters), John Fusco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Estevez ... William H. Bonney
Kiefer Sutherland ... Doc Scurlock
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Chavez y Chavez
Christian Slater ... Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh
William Petersen ... Pat Garrett
Alan Ruck ... Hendry French
R.D. Call ... D.A. Rynerson
James Coburn ... John Chisum
Balthazar Getty ... Tom O'Folliard
Jack Kehoe ... Ashmun Upson
Robert Knepper ... Deputy Carlyle
Tom Kurlander Tom Kurlander ... J.W. Bell
Viggo Mortensen ... John W. Poe
Leon Rippy ... Bob Ollinger
Tracey Walter ... Beever Smith
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Storyline

Billy "The Kid" and his gang are wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured, Billy has to save them. They escape and set south for Mexico. "Let's hire a thief to catch one", John S. Chisum said, so he paid Pat Garrett, one of Billy's former partners, $1000 for the killing of William H. Bonney aka Billy "The Kid". Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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Yoo-Hoo, I'll make ya famous! See more »

Genres:

Action | Western

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell Bent for Leather See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,017,438, 5 August 1990

Gross USA:

$44,143,410

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,143,410
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lou Diamond Phillips (Chavez) was dragged by a spooked horse when filming a new scene. He broke his arm and a kneecap. The horse was spooked when Emilio Estevez (Billy) fired a gun and threw Lou off. The horse then ran, dragging Lou by the noose around Lou's neck and tied to the saddle horn. The scene was never re-filmed. Lou talks about this incident on Celebrity Close Calls (2010). See more »

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The land border between New Mexico and the nation of Mexico is a mountainous region with a few flat plains with no rivers and only tiny streams. If the gang was seeking to flee into Mexico there would have been no natural physical barriers to stop them and the crossing could be accomplished within minutes. See more »

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Jane Greathouse: [riding off naked on a horse] White Oaks, YOU CAN KISS MY ASS!
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Referenced in 24: Day 2: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2003) See more »

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Miracle
Written and Performed by Jon Bon Jovi
(c) 1990 Bon Jovi Publishing / PRI Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Exciting sequel with the same main cast and similar style full of violence and action
30 January 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is the sequel to successful film titled 'Young Guns'(1998 , by Christopher Cain) with similar players and concerning about Billy and his band heading toward the Old Mexico and pursued by a posse. Revisionist and contemporary study about William Bonney, alias Billy the Kid . Billy(Emilio Estevez) became a cowboy in Lincoln County (New Mexico) for cattleman Tunstall allied to Chisum (James Coburn) , but Tunstall is killed and started the Lincoln County war against Murphy as main enemy . Billy seeks revenge for his death and he converted an outlaw and nasty gunfighter with a price on his head . Then Billy along with a young group (Kiefer Sutherland, Christian Slater, Lou Diamond Phillips , Balthazar Getty) have their own ethic codes and undergo a criminal spree . The bunch is besieged but they went out firing his gun and made his escape . However , the Kid was caught and convicted of killing and sentenced to be hanged ; though shackled foot and hand , he managed to getaway from prison by shooting dead the deputies (Leon Rippy) guarding him. Pat Garret( William H Petersen), a former friend, was elected sheriff and set off in pursuit to capture him and on 1881 tracked at Fort Sumner and there shot him dead by surprise. It is said that Chisum was instrumental in making Billy the Kid an outlaw killer, he used his considerable influence in getting Garret elected Sheriff of Lincoln County in 1880 and it was Pat who hunted down and killed the young outlaw . Garret and his gang pull off a hot chase against the outlaws. Legend says that Billy murdered 21 men in his 21 years of life but is really thought to be much less. After Pat Garrett was not reelected sheriff of Lincoln County, however he was commissioned a captain in the Texas Rangers. On 19 February 1908 he was driving his buggy on a lonely desert road, he stepped down to urinate and was shot in the back by a hired killer. A man stood trial for the murder but was acquitted. Controversy still surrounds the end of Pat Garrett .

This is an in interesting look about the known story of the West's greatest bandit. Contemporary-style Western with acceptable performances and professional direction by Geoff Murphy who creates some good action scenes. The Kid is well played ,though sometimes overacting , by Emilio Estevez, he plays as a likable, sympathetic, attractive young and favourite with girls. This passable Western packs lots of action, shootouts, and explosive violence . Taut excitement throughout, beautifully photographed and with spectacular bloodletting but realized with some flaws . The story is exactly like ¨The young guns I¨ with loads of noisy action and violence. The film gets spectacular shoot em'up , thrills , exciting horse pursuits ; it's entertaining , although nothing new but displays an ordinary pace and with no originality . The movie contains some moment of grisly violence and even touching on the relationships between the fugitives . Colorful and great cinematography by Dean Semler. Modern and unfitting musical score by Alan Silvestri with songs by Jon Bon Jovi. The motion picture will appeal to Western fans.


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