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Wyatt Earp (1994)

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The story of Wyatt Earp as he interacts and battles other famous figures of the Wild West era.

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Lawrence Kasdan
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Wyatt Earp
Dennis Quaid ... Doc Holliday
Gene Hackman ... Nicholas Earp
David Andrews ... James Earp
Linden Ashby ... Morgan Earp
Jeff Fahey ... Ike Clanton
Joanna Going ... Josie Marcus
Mark Harmon ... Sheriff Johnny Behan
Michael Madsen ... Virgil Earp
Catherine O'Hara ... Allie Earp
Bill Pullman ... Ed Masterson
Isabella Rossellini ... Big Nose Kate
Tom Sizemore ... Bat Masterson
JoBeth Williams ... Bessie Earp
Mare Winningham ... Mattie Blaylock
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Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals. Written by Jimmy Anderson <jimmy@wnm.net>

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The epic story of love and adventure in a lawless land.


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Rated PG-13 for strong gunfights, some language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Gene Hackman receives third-billing and is named on all posters although he has less than 10 minutes of screen time. See more »

Goofs

During the opening view of the cornfield, you can clearly see a large curved track in the field. It was caused by a Circle Pivot irrigation system, which did not exist in 1863. See more »

Quotes

Doc Holiday: My mama always told me never put off till tomorrow people you can kill today.
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Alternate Versions

In the USA, Wyatt Earp was also Released on LaserDisc and VHS Expanded Edition. Both had a Running Time of 212 Minutes (3Hrs 32 Minutes) See more »

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Referenced in NileCity 105.6 (1995) See more »

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A near miss
12 September 2005 | by gws-2See all my reviews

"Wyat Earp" had the misfortune to be released not long after the classic "Tombstone," which told the same story. Nevertheless, "Wyat Earp" is a laudable effort and well worth the time to sit through its three hours and fifteen minutes running time.

The performances were uniformly good, with a skeletal Dennis Quade particularly fine as the doomed Doc Holliday. In fact, I thought that Quade's funny and moving performance as Doc Holliday was in the same class as Val Kilmer's portrayal of the same character in "Tombstone." The women playing the Earp wives, Catherine O'Hara, JoBeth Williams, Mare Winningham, and Betty Buckley, were also very effective. The beautiful Joanna Going was a pleasure to watch as Josie Marcus, the woman who Wyat Earp spent the last 47 years of his life with. Unfortunately, her acting skills did not match her beauty.

The thing that makes the film rise above the mediocre to me is its stunning visual and aural beauty. Its 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack is world class, and its outdoor photography is evocative.

Recommended, 7 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,543,504, 26 June 1994

Gross USA:

$25,052,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,052,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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