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Wyatt Earp (1994)

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From Wichita to Dodge City to the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, a man becomes a myth in this thrilling journey of romance, adventure and desperate, heroic action.


Lawrence Kasdan
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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


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman also co-starred in No Way Out (1987). See more »


Allie (Sullivan) Earp was Irish and spoke with an Irish accent. Catherine O'Hara portrays her without an accent. See more »


Nicholas Earp: [to young Wyatt] You know I'm a man that believes in the law. After your family, it's about the only thing you got to believe in. But there are plenty of men who don't care about the law. Men who'll take part in all kinds of viciousness and don't care who gets hurt. In fact, the more they get hurt, the better. When you find yourself in a fight with such viciousness... hit first if you can. And when you do hit, hit to kill. You'll know. Don't worry. You'll know when it comes to that. The Earps ...
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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 »


Referenced in Wyatt Earp: Walk with a Legend (1994) See more »

User Reviews

Wyatt Earp vs Tombstone
4 December 2004 | by tzer0See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

24 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,543,504, 26 June 1994

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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