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Young Guns (1988)

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A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.

Director:

Christopher Cain

Writer:

John Fusco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Estevez ... William H. Bonney
Kiefer Sutherland ... Doc Scurlock
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Chavez y Chavez
Charlie Sheen ... Dick Brewer
Dermot Mulroney ... Dirty Steve Stephens
Casey Siemaszko ... Charley Bowdre
Terence Stamp ... John Tunstall
Jack Palance ... L. G. Murphy
Terry O'Quinn ... Alex McSween
Sharon Thomas Cain Sharon Thomas Cain ... Susan McSween (as Sharon Thomas)
Geoffrey Blake ... J. McCloskey
Alice Carter ... Yen Sun
Brian Keith ... Buckshot Roberts
Thomas Callaway ... Texas Joe Grant (as Tom Callaway)
Patrick Wayne ... Pat Garrett
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Storyline

1878 in New Mexico: John Tunstall picks up young gun men from the road to have them work on his ranch, but also to teach them reading and to civilize them. However he's a thorn in the side of the rich rancher Murphy, as he's a competitor in selling cattle. One day he's shot by Murphy's men. Judge Wilson can't do anything, since Sheriff Brady is one of Murphy's men. But attorney Alex persuades him to constitute Tunstall's young friends to Deputies and give them warrants of arrest for the murderers. Instead of arresting them, William Bonney just shoots them down. Soon the 5 guys become famous and William gets the name "Billie the Kid" - but they're also chased by dozens of Murphy's men and the army. The people however honor him as fighter for justice. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Six reasons why the west was wild. See more »

Genres:

Action | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jovenes Pistoleros See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,011,393, 14 August 1988

Gross USA:

$45,661,556

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,661,556
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Baker, the guy who gets knifed, is Jack Palance's son Cody Palance. See more »

Goofs

During the final gun battle, Dirty Steve asks, "Where's Chavez"? Casey Siemaszko's stunt double says, " I don't know, he must have skinned out." See more »

Quotes

William H. Bonney: [after shooting the Texan in the bar who was boasting that he would kill Billy the Kid] How many does that make Doc? 25?
Doc: Five.
William H. Bonney: We'll call it ten.
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Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Burns
[Sung at New Year's Eve dance]
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Decent Western
27 March 2003 | by IdocamstufSee all my reviews

There are plenty of other great, better westerns out there such as: Tombstone and Butch Cassidy, but this one isn't bad. It has a good cast, decent action, and decent scenery. I like most westerns, so I decided to> check this one out, and I wasn't disappointed. If you like westerns and are not too picky, you'll enjoy this one. 6.4 out of 10 sounds about right.


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