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Young Guns II

original film poster
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Produced by Paul Schiff
Irby Smith
Written by John Fusco
Starring Emilio Estevez
Kiefer Sutherland
Lou Diamond Phillips
William Petersen
James Coburn
Music by Jon Bon Jovi
Alan Silvestri
Cinematography Dean Semler
Editing by Bruce Green
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Warner Bros. (DVD)
Release date(s) August 1, 1990
Running time 104 min.
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Young Guns
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Young Guns II is a 1990 film, and is the sequel to Young Guns. It stars Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater, and features William Petersen as Pat Garrett. It was directed by Geoff Murphy. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Geoff Murphy directed some significant New Zealand movies in the late 20th century. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962 in New York, New York) is an American actor, director and writer. ... Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966 in London, England) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian television and film actor, currently well known for his role of Jack Bauer on the series 24. ... Phillips in August 1987. ... William Louis Petersen (born February 21, 1953) is an American actor, best known for playing Gil Grissom on CSI. // Petersen was born in Evanston, Illinois of Danish ancestry. ... James Coburn in Sam Peckinpahs Cross of Iron (1977). ... Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi on March 2, 1962) is an American musician, actor and lead singer of the band, Bon Jovi. ... Alan Silvestri (b. ... Dean Semler is an Australian cinematographer. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the major American film studios. ... Warner Bros. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Young Guns is a 1988 action/western film directed by Christopher Cain and written by John Fusco. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Young Guns is a 1988 action/western film directed by Christopher Cain and written by John Fusco. ... Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962 in New York, New York) is an American actor, director and writer. ... Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966 in London, England) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian television and film actor, currently well known for his role of Jack Bauer on the series 24. ... Phillips in August 1987. ... Christian Slater (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor. ... William Louis Petersen (born February 21, 1953) is an American actor, best known for playing Gil Grissom on CSI. // Petersen was born in Evanston, Illinois of Danish ancestry. ... Patrick Pat Floyd Garrett (June 5, 1850 – February 28, 1908) was an American lawman, bartender, and customs agent who was most known for killing Billy the Kid. ... Geoff Murphy directed some significant New Zealand movies in the late 20th century. ...


It follows the life of William H Bonney aka Billy the Kid (played by Emilio Estevez) in the years following the Lincoln County War in which Billy was part of "The Regulators" - a group of around 6 highly skilled gunmen avenging the death of John Tunstall, and the years before Billy's documented death. The film however is told by Brushy Bill Roberts - a man who in the 1940s appeared claiming to be the real Billy the Kid. Henry McCarty (November 23, 1859[1] – July 14, 1881) was better known as Billy the Kid, but also known by the aliases Henry Antrim and William Harrison Bonney. ... Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962 in New York, New York) is an American actor, director and writer. ... The Lincoln County War was a conflict between two entrenched factions in 19th century Americas western frontier. ... John Tunstall was born in Dalston, England, on 6 March 1853 and died on 18 February 1878. ... Brushy Bill Roberts claimed to be the outlaw Billy the Kid, and that he indeed had not been shot my Pat Garrett in 1881. ...


While the film is not entirely historically accurate it does show some of the key events leading up to Billy's documented death, including his talks with Governor Lew Wallace, his capture by friend-turned-foe Pat Garrett, his trial and his following escape in which he killed two deputies. Lewis Lew Wallace (April 10, 1827 – February 15, 1905) was a lawyer, governor, Union general in the American Civil War, American statesman, and author, best remembered for his historical novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. ... Patrick Pat Floyd Garrett (June 5, 1850 – February 28, 1908) was an American lawman, bartender, and customs agent who was most known for killing Billy the Kid. ...

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Cast

Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962 in New York, New York) is an American actor, director and writer. ... Henry McCarty (November 23, 1859[1] – July 14, 1881) was better known as Billy the Kid, but also known by the aliases Henry Antrim and William Harrison Bonney. ... Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966 in London, England) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian television and film actor, currently well known for his role of Jack Bauer on the series 24. ... Josiah Gordon Doc Scurlock was born in Tallapoosa, Alabama on January 11, 1849. ... Phillips in August 1987. ... Jose Chavez y Chavez (1851-1924) was a cowboy from New Mexico. ... Christian Slater (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor. ... David Rudabaugh (June 14, 1854 – February 18, 1886), better known as Dirty Dave for his personal hygiene habits, was an outlaw and gunfighter in the old west. ... Paul Balthazar Getty (born 22 January 1975) is an American film actor. ... Born in Texas, Tom OFolliard (1858-1880) was the best friend of the famous outlaw William Bonney aka Billy the Kid. ... Alan Ruck (born July 1, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American stage, television and film actor. ... William Louis Petersen (born February 21, 1953) is an American actor, best known for playing Gil Grissom on CSI. // Petersen was born in Evanston, Illinois of Danish ancestry. ... Patrick Pat Floyd Garrett (June 5, 1850 – February 28, 1908) was an American lawman, bartender, and customs agent who was most known for killing Billy the Kid. ... Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. ... James Coburn in Sam Peckinpahs Cross of Iron (1977). ... John Chisum was born in Madison County on 15 August 1824. ... R.D. Call is an American actor who appeared in the movies Waterworld and Dark Heart External link R.D. Call at the Internet Movie Database Categories: | | | | | | ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Tracey Walter is a recognizable American character actor (b. ... Jenny Wright (born 23rd March 1962 in New York, USA) was a uniquely beautiful actress whose acting career began with an appearance in Pink Floyd The Wall in 1982, playing an American groupie. ... Scott Wilson (born on March 29, 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia, (USA) is an American actor. ... Lewis Lew Wallace (April 10, 1827 – February 15, 1905) was a lawyer, governor, Union general in the American Civil War, American statesman, and author, best remembered for his historical novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. ...

Plot

The film opens with a young attorney talking to an elderly man named Brushy Bill Roberts, who claims that he is William H. Bonney (aka Billy The Kid, who was said to have been shot and killed by Pat Garrett in 1881). The majority of the film takes place in flashbacks as the old man recalls his story for the historian.


The movie begins with the remaining regulators having gone their separate ways. Billy has become part of a new gang with 'Arkansas' Dave Rudabaugh (Slater) and Pat Garrett (Petersen). However the state governor has issued warrants for the arrests of those involved in the Lincoln County wars, including Billy, Doc Scurlock (Sutherland) and Jose Chavez y Chavez (Phillips). With the help of Rudabaugh, Billy springs his old comrades from prison and they make a run for the border along with a local farmer Hendry William French (Ruck) and 14 year old Tom O'Falliard (Getty), who Billy rechristens The Prince of Pennsylvania. After their escape the authorities approach Garrett to use whatever resources he needs to hunt Bonney down and kill him. Garrett agrees and, forming a posse, begins his pursuit of the gang. Christian Slater (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor. ... William Petersen, an American actor, was born on February 21, 1953, in Evanston, Illinois. ... Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966) is a Canadian television and film actor. ... Phillips in August 1987. ... Alan Ruck (born July 1, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American stage, television and film actor. ... Paul Balthazar Getty (born 22 January 1975) is an American film actor. ...


Billy and his gang are slowly caught up by the posse, narrowly evading capture a number of times. However they do suffer casualties, with Tom being mistaken for Billy and killed by a long range shot fired by Garrett's second in command John Poe(Mortensen) and, after the gang is cornered, Scurlock is mortally wounded, sacrificing himself to enable the gang to escape. However, making their escape, Chavez is also wounded but remarks that he will only know when he is dying if he sees a white horse (a spirit horse that is said to carry worthy souls to the other side) riding towards him. Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. ...


Billy is caught and taken back to be imprisoned and tried in Lincoln county. He is sentenced to be hung by the neck until he is dead, dead, dead, to which he tells the judge that he can go to hell, hell, hell. Waiting for the sentence to be passed he tricks one of his guards and steals a gun, shooting the other as he is walking across the street. His younger guard raises his gun to Billy making Billy kill him with regret. He then escapes to Old Fort Sumner. By the time he arrives there, Dave has abandoned them, trying to make his way to Mexico and Chavez lies close to death, only succumbing when he sees the spirit horse riding towards him. Billy is incensed at how his actions have led to the deaths of his friends while he has been largely unharmed. During the night, after taking refuge with a female friend, he decides to get something to eat, realizing too late that he is unarmed just as Pat Garrett makes his presence known. After a short dialogue Billy turns around, forcing Garrett to shoot him in the back. Garrett shoots errantly, striking a distant pinata and in the morning finds his horse missing, bringing to mind a conversation from earlier in the film where Billy had said that he would never steal a horse from a man he didn't like.


The film ends with Brushy Bill walking away after his story while the lawyer chases after him. The epilogue reveals that Dave was in fact killed once he reached Mexico and that despite his claims, Brushy Bill Roberts was never credited as being Billy the Kid.

Spoilers end here.

Soundtrack

Emilio Estevez originally approached Jon Bon Jovi to ask him for permission to include the song "Wanted Dead Or Alive" on the soundtrack[citation needed]. Bon Jovi didn't feel the song was entirely appropriate (particularly the line "On a steel horse I ride")[citation needed]; however, he was inspired by the project and resolved to write a new song for the film, that would be more in keeping with the period and setting. He quickly wrote the song 'Blaze of Glory', offering it to Estevez for inclusion in the film. Bon Jovi then went on to write and record several more songs, working with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. Blaze of Glory is Jon Bon Jovi's first solo album, released in 1990. It includes songs from and inspired by the movie Young Guns II. Songs from Young Guns II include #1 hit single "Blaze of Glory" and #2 "Miracle". Approximate sales were in excess of two million copies in the United States. - an album that achieved great success commercially and critically[citation needed]. Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi on March 2, 1962) is an American musician, actor and lead singer of the band, Bon Jovi. ... Wanted Dead or Alive is a song from Bon Jovis 1986 album Slippery When Wet. ... For a song from the 1984 album Declaration, see The Alarm. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 in Wallington, Greater London, England) is an English guitarist and songwriter. ... Reviews = None This article refers to the album. ... For a song from the 1984 album Declaration, see The Alarm. ...


Reception

Box office performance

Young Guns II opened on August 3, 1990 in the United States in 1,770 theaters, accumulating $8,017,438 over its opening weekend. It finished third for the weekend, behind Ghost in its fourth week and Presumed Innocent in its second week. The film went on to gross $44,143,410 domestically.[1] August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, in one of the most famous scenes from the movie Ghost is a 1990 romantic comedy-drama-fantasy-thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn and Rick Aviles, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry Zucker. ... This article is about the 1990 film. ...


Critical response

Young Guns II was poorly received by the majority of professional critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received 25% overall approval out of 12 reviews.[2] Roger Ebert, who gave Young Guns II 2 stars out of 4, stated that "the screenplay feels unfinished, the direction is ambling, but the performances are interesting.".[3] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ...


Audience reaction has been decidedly more mixed; the film currently has a 5.8 rating out of 10 at the Internet Movie Database. [4] The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...


Trivia

  • No one got away at Stinking Springs a few were injured and Charlie Bowdre died. The Kid and his gang surrendered and were all taken to jail in Santa Fe but Dave Rudabaugh eventually escaped and did flee to Old Mexico. There are two different stories of what happen to him: 1) He was involved in a bar fight and killed two men, and the outraged Mexican people beheaded him. 2) After a year, he left Old Mexico and headed to Montana where he lived a normal life, got married, and fathered three daughters. He lived to be a grumpy old man and died in Oregon in 1928. However, the latter account is impossible as there are existing photos of Dave Rudabaugh's decaptitated head taken by the Mexican government. [5]
  • Jon Bon Jovi makes a cameo appearance as one of the prisoners in the pit with Doc and Chavez.
  • When escaping after sentencing Billy shouts out "Hello, Bob" before shooting Bob Ollinger, and "Goodbye, Bob" afterwards - exactly the same as the real Billy.
  • The real Billy never told a judge he could go to "Hell, Hell, Hell," after the judge sentenced him to hang by the neck until he be "dead, dead, dead." In fact he sat there quietly and when asked if he had anything to say on his behalf he kept his head low and just said "No."

Young Guns is a 1988 action/western film directed by Christopher Cain and written by John Fusco. ... Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962 in New York, New York) is an American actor, director and writer. ... Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966 in London, England) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian television and film actor, currently well known for his role of Jack Bauer on the series 24. ... Phillips in August 1987. ... Born in Texas, Tom OFolliard (1858-1880) was the best friend of the famous outlaw William Bonney aka Billy the Kid. ... Paul Balthazar Getty (born 22 January 1975) is an American film actor. ... Young Guns is a 1988 action/western film directed by Christopher Cain and written by John Fusco. ... Alan Ruck (born July 1, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American stage, television and film actor. ... Jim French was a New Mexican cowboy. ... Henry Newton Brown (1857-April 1884) was a 19th century gunman who played the roles of both lawman and outlaw during his brief life. ... Young Guns is a 1988 action/western film directed by Christopher Cain and written by John Fusco. ... Jose Chavez y Chavez (1851-1924) was a cowboy from New Mexico. ... Phillips in August 1987. ... Josiah Gordon Doc Scurlock was born in Tallapoosa, Alabama on January 11, 1849. ... Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966 in London, England) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian television and film actor, currently well known for his role of Jack Bauer on the series 24. ... Charlie Bowdre (1848–December 23, 1880) was an American cowboy. ... David Rudabaugh (June 14, 1854 – February 18, 1886), better known as Dirty Dave for his personal hygiene habits, was an outlaw and gunfighter in the old west. ... Christian Slater (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor. ... Phillips in August 1987. ... Charlie Bowdre (1848–December 23, 1880) was an American cowboy. ... David Rudabaugh (June 14, 1854 – February 18, 1886), better known as Dirty Dave for his personal hygiene habits, was an outlaw and gunfighter in the old west. ... James Coburn in Sam Peckinpahs Cross of Iron (1977). ... David Samuel Sam Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director. ... Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid is a 1973 film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring James Coburn and Kris Kristofferson. ... Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. ... Phillips from a promo poster for La Bamba Lou Diamond Phillips (born Louis Upchurch on February 17, 1962, at Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines), named for Marine legend Lou Diamond, is an American actor. ... Miami Vice S4 is out on uk DVD 13TH AUGUST For the 2006 movie, see Miami Vice (film). ...

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...

References

  1. ^ Young Guns II (1990). Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 2007-05-05.
  2. ^ Young Guns II. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 2007-05-05.
  3. ^ Ebert, Roger. "Young Guns II", Chicago Sun-Times, 1990-08-01. Retrieved on 2007-05-05. 
  4. ^ Young Guns II (1990). IMDB. Retrieved on 2007-05-05.
  5. ^ Dirty Dave Rudabaugh - The Only Man Billy the Kid Ever Feared. Legends of America. Retrieved on 2007-05-09.

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