R | | Action, Biography, Drama
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.
Prior to being allied to The Cowboys in Arizona, Sherman McMasters was a Texas Ranger. He met "Curly Bill" Brocius when he was a prisoner under McMaster's Ranger division. Curly Bill escaped from prison in 1877, allegedly with McMaster's help. He rode with The Cowboys, suspected of being involved in a stage robbery and horse theft, until changing allegiance to join the Earps in 1881 prior to the fight near the O.K Corral. Some accounts have since indicated he may have been working undercover for the Texas Rangers to break up the outlaw Cowboys.
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...
The Bird Cage Theater did not open its doors until December 25, 1881, almost three months to the day after the gunfight at the OK Corral, yet in scene 7 of the movie you see Curly Bill Brocious and Johnny Ringo enjoying the show, along with all the Earps, BEFORE the gunfight took place.
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A "Vista Series" director's cut was released in February 2002. Just under five minutes of never-before-seen footage were restored. The most noticeable are:
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