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.
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.
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...
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.
For Birgitta C.
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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