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TOMBSTONE (1993)

A film by George P. Cosmatos.
cast: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott.
After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the OK Corral.
Great western. A knockout character performance by Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday that should have won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Kilmer has only 31 scenes but manages to steal every one of them A rarity those days . His constantly drunken state – “I have two guns, one for each of you.” -and his slow, sad death from tuberculosis – are masterworks of acting technique. Kurt din’t do too bad either. This was a very enjoyable western.

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