In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.

Director:

Geoff Murphy

Writers:

John Fusco (characters), John Fusco
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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 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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Action | Western

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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A self-proclaimed joker on set, Emilio Estevez (Billy) had suffered from a lot of practical jokes at his expense by Kiefer Sutherland (Doc Scurlock) and Lou Diamond Phillips (Chavez y Chavez) on the set of Young Guns (1988). During the shooting of Young Guns II (1990), Estevez took his revenge on Sutherland when Sutherland was filming a scene in a bath tub. When nobody was looking, Estevez slipped a Baby Ruth candy bar into the tub, so that it slowly rose to the surface during Sutherland's scene. Estevez later remarked in an interview that if a joke is done against him, he will make sure another is done in return regardless of the time in between. See more »

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Marshall Ashmun Upson did not ride with Garrett in the pursuit of Billy the Kid. Garrett would not even approach Upson about writing their book till after Billy was dead. See more »

Quotes

William H. Bonney: You killed the boys, Patsie!
Pat Garrett: No, Kid. You did. If I was with you I'd be one of 'em.
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Blaze of Glory
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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2 February 2006 | by mistifersSee all my reviews

Whether or not the movie is 100% historically correct should be irrelevant in this film. The story of Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County Regulators is so sketchy to begin with, it would be hard to pick through every piece made about it. Despite what may or may not be factual in this film... the movie really is a good one. It's even better than the first, with a better all-star cast, better writing, and better acting. Emelio Estivez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater, William Petersen!!! It doesn't get any better than that. They all deliver wonderful performances, and this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat, dodging bullets and laughing right along with "the gang." This movie is very entertaining, and even historical, even though a few points may be slightly off.


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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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Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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