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Wyatt Earp (1994)

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The story of Wyatt Earp as he interacts and battles other famous figures of the Wild West era.

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Lawrence Kasdan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Wyatt Earp
Dennis Quaid ... Doc Holliday
Gene Hackman ... Nicholas Earp
David Andrews ... James Earp
Linden Ashby ... Morgan Earp
Jeff Fahey ... Ike Clanton
Joanna Going ... Josie Marcus
Mark Harmon ... Sheriff Johnny Behan
Michael Madsen ... Virgil Earp
Catherine O'Hara ... Allie Earp
Bill Pullman ... Ed Masterson
Isabella Rossellini ... Big Nose Kate
Tom Sizemore ... Bat Masterson
JoBeth Williams ... Bessie Earp
Mare Winningham ... Mattie Blaylock
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Storyline

Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals. Written by Jimmy Anderson <jimmy@wnm.net>

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The epic story of love and adventure in a lawless land.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for strong gunfights, some language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wyatt Earp - Das Leben einer Legende See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,543,504, 24 June 1994, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,052,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,952,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Costner was originally involved with Tombstone (1993), another film about Wyatt Earp, written by Kevin Jarre. However, Costner disagreed with Jarre over the focus of the film (he believed that the emphasis should have been on Wyatt Earp rather than the many characters in Jarre's script) and left the project, eventually teaming up with Lawrence Kasdan to produce his own Wyatt Earp project. Costner then used his then-considerable clout to convince most of the major studios to refuse to distribute the competing film, which affected casting on the rival project. As it turns out, the rival film was considerably more successful. See more »

Goofs

'Bat' and Ed Masterson are claimed in the film to be the only two boys in their family. ('Only one measly brother?'). In fact, the Mastersons were a family of five boys and two girls. (Plus parents, of course. Also, it is unclear as to how many of the kids survived childhood.) See more »

Quotes

Wyatt Earp: Mr. Clements, your men respect you and I don't want to do anything to take away from that. I'm sure you've earned it. So you and your boys are welcome in Dodge City, so long as you obey the law.
[presses his shotgun to Clements' belly and cocks both barrels]
Wyatt Earp: But if you don't want to cooperate, I'm gonna open you up right now with this shotgun so wide, your whole crew is gonna see what you had for breakfast. After that, it won't matter much what happens next, will it.
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Alternate Versions

In the USA, Wyatt Earp was also Released on LaserDisc and VHS Expanded Edition. Both had a Running Time of 212 Minutes (3Hrs 32 Minutes) See more »

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An OK flick
6 April 2003 | by susan7See all my reviews

Historically more accurate than Tombstone, except for the prominence given to Wyatt himself. Its main draw back is that it is too slow. While it is interesting to review the early life of Wyatt, it doesn't contribute one thing to the picture that the average movie goer would care to spend time and money on. The savior of this film is Dennis Quaid, who did a magnificent job as "Doc" Holliday. I will give the film credit, too, for having the guts to reduce Johnny Ringo to the insignificant character that he actually was in real life. It's too bad the writer didn't put his death and the death of Curly Bill Brocius into the right settings and contexts.


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