Kevin Costner and Michael Madsen have both worked twice with director Roger Donaldson on two films each. Costner; No Way Out (1987) and Thirteen Days (2000). Madsen; The Getaway (1994) - incidentally released the same year as this film - and Species (1995). See more »
During the performance of HMS Pinafore, an actor playing a British navy 'tar' is holding the Union Jack upside-down. The red angled cross has a larger white stripe below it than the one above it; the larger white stripe should be on top. See more »
Both of these movies are about the same time, came out the same time, are about the same guys. And I enjoyed both of them. But Wyatt Erp can be tough to sit through. It's an Epic length film and it's paced that way. Both Costner and Russell play Wyatt as the Pistol Whippin' Sonovabitch that he was. But it's hard to accept Kurt mustache even though its real. And as good as Quade's Doc is Kilmer's is that much better. So it kind of balances out. So if you need epic length, my advice it take the beginning of Wyatt Earp, up until they head out West, and tack it on the front of Tombstone. Best of both worlds! It may be tough to see Costner turn into Russell, but you can put Earp's getting shorter and meaner down to getting older. And you'll get to see Quade turn into Kilmer! You can just put his getting skinnier and crazier down to the booze and the tuberculosis.
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