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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.

Directors:

George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre (uncredited)

Writer:

Kevin Jarre
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Wyatt Earp
Val Kilmer ... Doc Holliday
Sam Elliott ... Virgil Earp
Bill Paxton ... Morgan Earp
Powers Boothe ... Curly Bill Brocius
Michael Biehn ... Johnny Ringo
Charlton Heston ... Henry Hooker
Jason Priestley ... Billy Breckinridge
Jon Tenney ... Behan
Stephen Lang ... Ike Clanton
Thomas Haden Church ... Billy Clanton
Dana Delany ... Josephine Marcus
Paula Malcomson ... Allie Earp
Lisa Collins Lisa Collins ... Louisa Earp
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

25 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tombstone See more »

Filming Locations:

Patagonia, Arizona, USA See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Val Kilmer has been quoted as saying that screenwriter Kevin Jarre insisted the actors wear real wool costumes, in accordance with the time period. In the Birdcage Theater scene, Val Kilmer says a thermometer on the set read 134 degrees Fahrenheit (56 degrees Celsius). Kilmer suggested jokingly that was the reason Doc Holliday killed so many people. "It's just, like, he wore wool in the summer, in the Arizona territory, and that made him mad." See more »

Goofs

When Ike comes out of the Opium den and begins shooting in the street, he shoots into the bar thru a side window. There is a significant delay between the gunshot and the window breaking & curtain moving. Almost a second. 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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Connections

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Soundtracks

Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1
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good god y'all
4 February 2003 | by blackadder1999See all my reviews

As a Tucson Native, I was totally impressed. Most people from other parts of the world will believe any western with a saguaro in it. This movie is one of the best of all time, and I worked at Old Tucson. If you're looking for a historical timeline, forget it. It's condensed for dramatic purposes, but still it flows, it's got love, action, comedy(mostly Kilmer) and a serious story of what the old west really was like. Amen for this one as opposed to the tragic The Quick and the Dead which was kinda silly if your brain is turned on whilst watching it. Watch for Priestly's, um, unusual performance. It also has a great back story on Earp's life, which makes for much more than a shallow shoot'em up movie.


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