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A high-energy action adventure based on legend rather than historical fact finds Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russell) desiring to retire from law enforcement. With brothers Virgil (Sam Elliot) and Morgan (Bill Paxton), he arrives in Tombstone, Arizona intending to build his fortune. He discovers that long-time friend Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer) is there and that the town is run by a group of brutal outlaws called the Cowboys. Earp, frustrated with his laudanum-addicted wife, begins a romance with traveling stage actress Josephine Marcus (Dana Delany). Meanwhile, the Cowboys terrorize the citizens of Tombstone unchecked. When the town marshal is killed by a Cowboy, Earp steps in to prevent a lynching by an angry mob. He also refuses to hand the killer over to his fellows, beginning the enmity between the Cowboys and the Earp brothers. Virgil, overcome with guilt at doing nothing to help the Tombstone citizens, accepts the position of town marshal. With Wyatt and Morgan as his deputies, and the help of Doc, Virgil attempts to arrest several Cowboys, resulting in the famous OK Corral shoot-out. The Cowboys take revenge by ambushing two of the brothers and injuring Virgil and killing Morgan. The Earps leave town, apparently cowed. Wyatt returns, wearing the badge of a U.S. marshal, vowing to destroy every last Cowboy. He hunts them mercilessly, until the leader, Johnny Ringo (Michael Biehn) challenges Wyatt to a duel. While not regarded as an artistic masterpiece, "Tombstone" is considered the best of director George P. Cosmatos' prolific films. The all-star cast (including Thomas Haden Church and Billy Bob Thornton in small roles) delivers solid performances. Both William A. Fraker's cinematography and Bruce Broughton's stirring musical score are expertly designed for dramatic effect. Blood is shown liberally in several key scenes, but seems intended to show that there is nothing glorious in Wyatt Earp's actions, only necessity. He and his deputies take on the symbolism of the horsemen of the apocalypse -- dispensing judgement, and the Biblical references form a symmetry at the beginning and end of the film. ~ Lucinda Ramsey, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID812bc8b6-4429-658d-7865-ee88e7103f94
Grouping Titletombstone
Grouping Authorhollywood pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-12-14 13:21:31PM
Last Indexed2019-12-15 03:50:16AM

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auth_author2Biehn, Michael, 1956-
Boothe, Powers, 1948-2017.
Broughton, Bruce, 1945-
Burke, Robert, 1955-
Cosmatos, George P.
Daniel, Sean.
Delany, Dana.
Elliott, Sam, 1944-
Fraker, William A., 1923-2010.
Heston, Charlton.
Jacks, James.
Jarre, Kevin.
Kilmer, Val, 1959-
Lang, Stephen, 1952-
Misiorowski, Robert.
Pacula, Joanna, 1957-
Paxton, Bill.
Priestley, Jason, 1969-
Rooker, Michael, 1955-
Rosenstock, Harvey.
Russell, Kurt.
Silvi, Roberto.
Tenney, Jon, 1961-
Urioste, Frank.
Zane, Billy.
author2-roleBiehn, Michael,1956-
Boothe, Powers,1948-2017.
Broughton, Bruce,1945-
Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Buena Vista Home Video (Firm)
Burke, Robert,1955-
Cinergi (Firm)
Cinergi Pictures Entertainment Inc.
Cinergi Productions.
Cosmatos, George P.
Daniel, Sean.
Delany, Dana.
Elliott, Sam,1944-
Fraker, William A.,1923-2010.
Heston, Charlton.
Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Hollywood Pictures Home Video (Firm)
Hollywood Pictures.
Jacks, James.
Jarre, Kevin.
Kilmer, Val,1959-
Lang, Stephen,1952-
Misiorowski, Robert.
Pacula, Joanna,1957-
Paxton, Bill.
Priestley, Jason,1969-
Rooker, Michael,1955-
Rosenstock, Harvey.
Russell, Kurt.
Silvi, Roberto.
Tenney, Jon,1961-
Urioste, Frank.
Zane, Billy.
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display_descriptionAfter success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the OK Corral.
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subject_facetAction and adventure films
Criminal behavior -- Arizona -- Tombstone -- Drama
Delitos y delincuentes -- Arizona -- Tombstone -- Teatro
Earp, Wyatt, -- 1848-1929. -- Drama
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Frontier and pioneer life -- Arizona -- Tombstone -- Drama
Gunfights -- Arizona -- Tombstone -- Drama
Holliday, John Henry, -- 1851-1887. -- Drama
Outlaws -- Arizona -- Tombstone -- Drama
Proscritos -- Arizona -- Tombstone -- Teatro
Tombstone (Ariz.) -- History -- 19th century -- Drama
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Violence -- Arizona -- Tombstone -- History -- 19th century -- Drama
Western -- Feature
Western films
title_fullTombstone [videorecording] / Hollywood Pictures ; Cinergi ; Andrew J. Vajna presents a Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Cinergi production ; produced by James Jacks, Sean Daniel, Bib Misiorowski ; directed by George P. Cosmatos ; written by Kevin Jarre
Tombstone [videorecording] / Hollywood Pictures ; Cinergi ; executive producers, Buzz Feitshans, Andrew G. Vajna ; writer, Kevin Jarre ; producers, James Jacks, Sean Daniel, Bob Misiorowski ; director, George Cosmatos
Tombstone [videorecording] / Hollywood Pictures ; Cinergi Productions ; producers, Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Bob Misiorowski ; writer, Kevin Jarre ; director, George P. Cosmatos
Tombstone [videorecording] / from Hollywood Pictures, Andrew G. Vajina presents a Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Cinergi production, a George P. Cosmatos film ; produced by James Jacks, Sean Daniel and Bob Misorowski ; written by Kevin Jarre ; directed by George P. Cosmatos
topic_facetCriminal behavior
Delitos y delincuentes
Earp, Wyatt
Frontier and pioneer life
Holliday, John Henry