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Young Guns II (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Western | 1 August 1990 (USA)
In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.

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Geoff Murphy

Writers:

John Fusco (characters), 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
Christian Slater ... Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh
William Petersen ... Pat Garrett
Alan Ruck ... Hendry French
R.D. Call ... D.A. Rynerson
James Coburn ... John Chisum
Balthazar Getty ... Tom O'Folliard
Jack Kehoe ... Ashmun Upson
Robert Knepper ... Deputy Carlyle
Tom Kurlander Tom Kurlander ... J.W. Bell
Viggo Mortensen ... John W. Poe
Leon Rippy ... Bob Ollinger
Tracey Walter ... Beever Smith
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Storyline

Billy "The Kid" and his gang are wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured, Billy has to save them. They escape and set south for Mexico. "Let's hire a thief to catch one", John S. Chisum said, so he paid Pat Garrett, one of Billy's former partners, $1000 for the killing of William H. Bonney aka Billy "The Kid". Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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Yoo-Hoo, I'll make ya famous! See more »

Genres:

Action | Western

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell Bent for Leather See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,017,438, 5 August 1990

Gross USA:

$44,143,410

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,143,410
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A self-proclaimed joker on set, Emilio Estevez (Billy) had suffered from a lot of practical jokes at his expense by Kiefer Sutherland (Doc Scurlock) and Lou Diamond Phillips (Chavez y Chavez) on the set of Young Guns (1988). During the shooting of Young Guns II (1990), Estevez took his revenge on Sutherland when Sutherland was filming a scene in a bath tub. When nobody was looking, Estevez slipped a Baby Ruth candy bar into the tub, so that it slowly rose to the surface during Sutherland's scene. Estevez later remarked in an interview that if a joke is done against him, he will make sure another is done in return regardless of the time in between. See more »

Goofs

When Billy and the gang are talking to John Chisum the actor playing him, James Coburn, has a generous application of fake tan on his face (This is common in Hollywood and done to make older actors look younger). As the wind is in his face his hair is blown back and you can clearly see his normal skin color and the fake tan 'line'. See more »

Quotes

William H. Bonney: Hey Tommy! Last one up the hill is a three legged dog!
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Referenced in 24: Day 2: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Dyin' Ain't Much Of A Livin'
Written And Performed by Jon Bon Jovi
(c) 1990 Bon Jovi Publishing / PRI Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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So much better than its rating says
3 December 2001 | by thedarkjediSee all my reviews

This film is far superior to the first part and I can't get enough of it. The actors are likeable and work very well as an ensemble, the action and story are very immersive and the score (by Alan Silvestri) is simply awesome. (The music on Young Guns is totally different, very inferior, and does not help to accentuate emotions at all.) On this note: anyone who says that Jon Bon Jovi did the music for this film is very mistaken. He wrote a couple of songs that appear on the end credits (and an album that was *inspired by* the movie) but Silvestri is the one who created one of the best movie scores I've heard, which is nearly as good as his Back to the Future music. (Shame it isn't available to buy anywhere.)

Now back to the film. It's both entertaining and moving, and also very funny and I highly recommend it. Like a previous commenter said, there's no need to see the first film as this one stands on its own very well and totally surpasses its predecessor. 8/10.


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