In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
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 »
'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 »
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]
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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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 »
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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