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Tombstone (1993)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wyatt Earp
... Doc Holliday
... Virgil Earp
... Morgan Earp
... Curly Bill Brocius
... Johnny Ringo
... Henry Hooker
... Billy Breckinridge
... Behan
... Ike Clanton
... Billy Clanton
... Josephine Marcus
... Allie Earp
Lisa Collins ... Louisa Earp
... Mattie Earp
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Storyline

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 O.K. Corral. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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25 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,454,752, 26 December 1993

Gross USA:

$56,505,065
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The famous phrase "I'm your huckleberry" is said to be a misquote due to Doc's thick Georgia accent. It is believed that he actually said, "I'm your huckle bearer." A huckle is the handle of a casket. Doc was issuing a threat. See more »

Goofs

In one saloon scene, Ike Clanton makes threats against the Earps and Virgil hits him over the head with the butt of his gun. Actually, that took place on the street outside, and it was Wyatt Earp who struck Ike across the mouth with his Smith & Wesson, leaving a small gouge in the lower left side of the barrel of the gun (presumably from one of Ike's teeth). See more »

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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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Le Danse Macabre
by Camille Saint-Saëns
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Exciting story of a heroic man in the midst of many foes.
20 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

I loved this movie so much I bought it right after seeing it the first time. The acting is incredible in this film. I'm not a huge Kurt Russell fan, but he played his role very well. Among others, I consider this one of Val Kilmer's best performances. Even if your not a Western fan (like me), you'll still at least enjoy this film. Excellent lighting, cinematography and sound design. Intense pacing and story telling. All the classic elements of good guys and bad guys. Great story development and plot buildup. You have to see it at least once.


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