Tombstone

Tombstone

Kurt Russell
Director: George Pan Cosmatos Cast: Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
, Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer
, Michael Biehn
Michael Biehn
George Pan Cosmatos

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/27/2010
UPC: 0786936725247
Original Release: 1993
Rating: R
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: ABC
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:10:00
Sales rank: 1,760

Special Features

The making of Tombstone; Director's original storyboards; Trailers & tv spots

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kurt Russell Wyatt Earp
Val Kilmer Doc Holliday
Michael Biehn Johnny Ringo
Powers Boothe Curly Bill Brocius
Robert John Burke Frank McLaury
Dana Delany Josephine Marcus
Sam Elliott Virgil Earp
Terry O'Quinn Mayor Clum
Bill Paxton Morgan Earp
Jason Priestley Deputy Sheriff Billy Breakenridge
Michael Rooker Sherman McMasters
Jon Tenney Behan
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson Mattie Earp
Billy Zane Mr. Fabian
Buck Taylor Turkey Creek Jack Johnson
Harry Carey Marshall Fred White
Pedro Armendariz The Priest
Charlton Heston Henry Hooker
Pat Brady Milt Joyce
Gary Clark Crawley Dake
Lora Kennedy Actor
Robert Mitchum Narration
Hugh O'Brian Actor
Charles Schneider Prof. Gillman
Cecil Hoffmann Lucinda Hobbs
Stephen Lang Ike Clanton
Thomas Haden Church Bill Clanton
Joanna Pacula Kate
Billy Bob Thornton Johnny Tyler
Tomas Arana Frank Stillwell
Paul Ben-Victor Florentino
John Philbin Tom McLaury
John Corbett Barnes
Peter Sherayko Texas Jack Vermillion
Frank Stallone Ed Bailey
Grant James Dr. Goodfellow
Don Collier High Roller
Christopher Mitchum Ranch Hand
Shane McCabe Audience Member
Sandy Gibbons Father Feeney
Lisa Collins Louisa Earp

Technical Credits
George Pan Cosmatos Director
David Atherton Makeup
Bruce Broughton Score Composer
Terry Collis Production Designer
Sean Daniel Producer
Peter Davies Editor
John Fasano Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Buzz Feitshans Executive Producer
William A. Fraker Associate Producer,Cinematographer
Chris Gorak Art Director
Catherine Hardwicke Production Designer
Kim Hix Art Director
James Jacks Producer
Kevin Jarre Screenwriter
Dale Martin Special Effects
J.Jack Misiorowski Producer
Bob Misiorowski Producer
Joseph Porro Costumes/Costume Designer
Harvey Rosenstock Editor
Gene Serdena Set Decoration/Design
Roberto Silvi Editor
Michael Sloan Associate Producer
Frank J. Urioste Editor
Andrew G. Vajna Executive Producer
Mark Worthington Art Director

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