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Tombstone (25-Dec-1993)

Director: George P. Cosmatos

Writer: Kevin Jarre

Music by: Bruce Broughton

Producers: James Jacks; Sean Daniel; Bob Misiorowski

Keywords: Western

Former lawman Wyatt Earp joins his other brothers and Doc Holliday for a quieter life in the town of Tombstone, but find it controlled by the a group of outlaws known as The Cowboys. Highly enjoyable retelling of the Gunfight at the OK Corral. Doc Holliday is far and away Kilmer's finest performance. Compare to Kevin Costner's Wyatt Earp (1994).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Paul Ben-Victor
24-Jul-1965   The Wire
Michael Biehn
31-Jul-1956   Aliens, The Rock, The Abyss
Powers Boothe
1-Jun-1948 14-May-2017 Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones
Robert John Burke
12-Sep-1960   Fr. Mickey on Rescue Me
Harry Carey, Jr.
16-May-1921 27-Dec-2012 The Whales of August
Thomas Haden Church
17-Jun-1960   Lowell Mather on Wings
John Corbett
9-May-1961   Chris the DJ on Northern Exposure
Dana Delany
13-Mar-1956   China Beach
Sam Elliott
9-Aug-1944   Rush, The Hulk
Charlton Heston
4-Oct-1923 5-Apr-2008 The Ten Commandments
Val Kilmer
31-Dec-1959   Real Genius
Stephen Lang
11-Jul-1952   Gettysburg
Paula Malcomson
1970   Trixie on Deadwood
Robert Mitchum
6-Aug-1917 1-Jul-1997 Cape Fear
Terry O'Quinn
15-Jul-1952   Locke on Lost
Joanna Pacula
2-Jan-1957   Gorky Park
Bill Paxton
17-May-1955 25-Feb-2017 Mighty Joe Young
Jason Priestley
28-Aug-1969   Brandon Walsh on Beverly Hills 90210
Michael Rooker
6-Apr-1955   Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Kurt Russell
17-Mar-1951   Call him Snake
Frank Stallone
30-Jul-1950   Staying Alive
Buck Taylor
13-May-1938   Newly O'Brien on Gunsmoke
Jon Tenney
16-Dec-1961   Brooklyn South
Billy Bob Thornton
4-Aug-1955   Sling Blade
Billy Zane
24-Feb-1966   The Phantom


Kurt Russell   ...   Wyatt Earp
Val Kilmer   ...   Doc Holliday
Michael Biehn   ...   Johnny Ringo
Powers Boothe   ...   Curly Bill
Robert John Burke   ...   Frank McLaury
Dana Delany   ...   Josephine
Sam Elliott   ...   Virgil Earp
Stephen Lang   ...   Ike Clanton
Terry O'Quinn   ...   Mayor Clum
Joanna Pacula   ...   Kate
Bill Paxton   ...   Morgan Earp
Jason Priestley   ...   Billy Breckinridge
Michael Rooker   ...   Sherman McMasters
Jon Tenney   ...   Behan
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson   ...   Mattie Earp
Billy Zane   ...   Mr. Fabian
Buck Taylor   ...   Turkey Creek Jack Johnson
Harry Carey, Jr.   ...   Marshal Fred White
Tomas Arana   ...   Frank Stillwell
Thomas Haden Church   ...   Billy Clanton
John Corbett   ...   Barnes
Pedro Armendariz, Jr.   ...   Priest
Frank Stallone   ...   Ed Bailey
Billy Bob Thornton   ...   Johnny Tyler
Cecil Hoffmann   ...   Lucinda Hobbs
Charlton Heston   ...   Henry Hooker
Narrated by
Robert Mitchum   ...   Narrator
Paula Malcomson   ...   Allie Earp
Lisa Collins   ...   Louisa Earp
Pat Brady   ...   Milt Joyce
Paul Ben-Victor   ...   Florentino
John Philbin   ...   Tom McLaury
Wyatt Earp   ...   Billy Claiborne
W. R. Bo Gray   ...   Wes Fuller
Forrie J. Smith   ...   Pony Deal
Peter Sherayko   ...   Texas Jack Vermillion
Charles Schneider   ...   Prof. Gillman
Gary Clark   ...   Crawley Dake
Billy Joe Patton   ...   Deputy
Bobby Joe McFadden   ...   1st Gambler
Michael N. Garcia   ...   Rurale Captain / Groom
Grant Wheeler   ...   Drunk
Jim Dunham   ...   Miner
Stephen Foster   ...   Hank Swilling
Grant James   ...   Dr. Goodfellow
Don Collier   ...   High Roller
Charlie Ward   ...   1st Cowboy
Clark Ray   ...   2nd Cowboy
Chris Mitchum   ...   Ranch Hand
Sandy Gibbons   ...   Fr. Feeney
Evan Osborne   ...   Piano Player
Shane McCabe   ...   Audience Member


Review by Black Joke (posted on 23-Feb-2005)

Quite possibly the best western made, certainly the best made in the past 20 years. I would like to know why Val Kilmer never got nominated for an Academy Award for his performance. Wait, now I remember. Westerns don't get awards unless John Wayne is dying or it is crap, like Shane (1953).

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