Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

The old story of how Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday took on the Clanton mob and brought law and order to the town of Tombstone. This version fields an impressive supporting cast (in addition to the above, Michael Rooker, Stephen Lang, Charlton Heston, Harry Carey Jr, Billy Zane and Jason Priestley), a screenplay by Kevin Jarre which is at least on speaking terms with history, and decidedly no-frills direction by George (Rambo) Cosmatos. Kilmer makes a surprisingly effective and effete Holliday, but Russell lacks the stature for Earp - Sam Elliott as his older brother Virgil suggests a better movie. There's a misguided romantic subplot and the ending rather sprawls, but mostly this is rootin', tootin' entertainment with lots of authentic facial hair.

By: TCh


Release details

129 mins

Cast and crew

George P Cosmatos
Kevin Jarre
Kurt Russell
Val Kilmer
Sam Elliott
Bill Paxton
Powers Boothe
Michael Biehn
Joanna Pacula
Billy Bob Thornton
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