Tombstone (1993)

R   |    |  Action, Biography, Drama


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A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.


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  • Charlton Heston in Tombstone (1993)
  • Kurt Russell and Dana Delany in Tombstone (1993)
  • Val Kilmer and Kurt Russell in Tombstone (1993)
  • Val Kilmer and Kurt Russell in Tombstone (1993)
  • Jason Priestley in Tombstone (1993)

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4 February 2003 | blackadder1999
good god y'all
As a Tucson Native, I was totally impressed. Most people from other parts of the world will believe any western with a saguaro in it. This movie is one of the best of all time, and I worked at Old Tucson. If you're looking for a historical timeline, forget it. It's condensed for dramatic purposes, but still it flows, it's got love, action, comedy(mostly Kilmer) and a serious story of what the old west really was like. Amen for this one as opposed to the tragic The Quick and the Dead which was kinda silly if your brain is turned on whilst watching it. Watch for Priestly's, um, unusual performance. It also has a great back story on Earp's life, which makes for much more than a shallow shoot'em up movie.

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Trivia

In an interview with True West Magazine in October 2006, Kurt Russell admits that after original Director Kevin Jarre was fired, he directed a majority of the picture. According to Russell, George P. Cosmatos served merely to make things run smoothly. Also, in the True West interview, Kurt Russell states that the film was nearly cast with Richard Gere as Wyatt Earp, and Willem Dafoe as Doc Holliday.


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Narrator: 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...


Goofs

In the middle of Wyatt & Josephine's horse ride, as Wyatt attempts to part ways, Josephine charges down an extremely steep hill. This would be extremely difficult if not impossible to do, at the speed they are traveling, with her riding sidesaddle. As they near the bottom of the hill she will need to shift her weight and can only achieve that with stirrups. Looking closely, her white horse provides the answer. Riding sidesaddle her legs are on the left side of the horse, so therefore the right side should be bare white. But as the horse runs out into the field, it turns enough to see it is black on the lower belly, and just prior to cutting there even appears to be a boot sticking out as well.


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Alternate Versions

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:

  • a scene showing the depths of Mattie's addiction to laudanum and her jealousy over Josephine;
  • a somber soliloquy by Doc quoting Kublai Khan;
  • a scene explaining Kate's sudden disappearance from the film, with Doc stressing the importance of friendship;
  • a scene with McMasters and the Cowboys meeting one last time. A small scene showing the graphic result of that meeting has been re-inserted, with the line "They got McMasters!" being moved into this small insert.


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Le Danse Macabre
by
Camille Saint-Saëns
(Accompanying music in the theatre sequence)

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Genres

Action | Biography | Drama | History | Western

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