In addition to Kevin Costner and Michael Madsen being in Roger Donaldson films, the same cinematographer, Andrzej Bartkowiak, shot two of these films. Costner; Thirteen Days (2000) and Madsen; Species (1995). What's more Bartkowiak shot Donaldson's Dante's Peak (1997). See more »
Wyatt carried a "Buntline Special", a Colt 45 with a 12" barrel. Four inches longer than a regular Colt, which made the overall length 18 inches. Five of these Specials were ordered by Ned Buntline for Wyatt, Charlie Basset, Bat Masterson, Bill Tilghman, and Neil Brown. These guns also came with a removable wooden stock, which could be attached to facilitate use as a rifle for long distance shooting. Bat and Bill cut off the extra four inches, but the rest carried theirs as supplied.Wyatt wore this Buntline special for the remainder of his career on his right hip, and a Colts frontier 45 , known as "The Peacemaker", with a 7 1/2" barrel, on his left hip.
This can be verified by referring to Stuart N. Lakes, "Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshall: Pub 1931 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, See more »
You have robbed the people of Tombstone of a precious resource. Fred White was a brave lawman, a loving husband and father, a loyal friend and a good man which you, Curly Bill Brocius, are not.
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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 »
"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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