TOMBSTONE

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Violence        
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Release Date: December 24, 1993

Starring: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer,
Michael Biehn, Powers Boothe,
Robert Burke, Dana Delany, Sam
Elliott, Stephen Lang, Joanna
Pacula, Bill Paxton, Jason
Priestly, Michael Rooker, Jon
Tenney, & Billy Zane

Genre: Western Drama

Audience: Older teenagers & adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 130 minutes

Distributor: Touchstone/Walt Disney
Company/Buena Vista
Pictures Buena

Director: George Cosmatos

Executive Producer:

Producer: James Jacks, Sean Daniel & Bob
Misiorowski EXECUTIVE
PRODUCERS: Buzz Feitshans &
Andrew G. Vajna

Writer: Kevin Jarre & John Fasano

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Content:

(H, LLL, NN, S, VVV) Humanism; over 33 obscenities & 23 profanities; brief upper female nudity in brothel scene; implied fornication; and, excessive violence in people being gunned down & shot at point-blank range (in numerous scenes).

Summary:

TOMBSTONE is the story of Wyatt Earp and the events that occurred before and after the infamous battle at the O.K. Corral in Arizona on October 26, 1881. The movie has a mediocre plot, acting and ragged cinematography and deserves to die an early death with its excessive foul, profane language and graphic, bloody violence.

Review:

TOMBSTONE is the story of Wyatt Earp and the events that occurred before and after the infamous battle at the O.K. Corral in Arizona on October 26, 1881. The streets of Tombstone seethe with tension on that day as Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday pit themselves against the Clanton and McCaury brothers in a deadly battle. Although Earp had determined to "settle down," he quickly changed his mind given Tombstone's lawless ways. At the outset, the Clanton and McCaury brothers interrupt a peaceful wedding party, killing the bride and groom, then shooting the priest in a revolting display of irreverence. The actual gunbattle consists of several running gunfights in different locations. Doc Holliday, on the point of death, rallies from a sick bed to help Earp and guns down Billy, one of the brothers. This episode proved to be the climax of the infamous battle, and Earp left Tombstone later, traveling widely and operating saloons in San Diego, California; Nome, Alaska; and Tonopah, Nevada, before settling down in Los Angeles until his death in 1929. A movie postscript states that cowboy stars William Hart and Tom Mix attended Earp's funeral--and Tom Mix wept.

Regrettably, TOMBSTONE goes nowhere with mediocre plot, acting and cinematography, but does have excessive foul, profane, language and graphic, bloody violence. It deserves an early death.

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