Tombstone

A hollywood historical account of Tombstone, Arizona’s famed “Shootout at the O.K. Corral” and the events that led up to it. Tension between “the Law” and “the Cowboys” stirs as the Cowboys, led by “Curly Bill” Broscius, accuse the Earps (Wyatt, Virgil, and Morgan) and their outlaw/gambler associate “Doc” Holliday of interefering with their operations inside and outside of town. While fairly accurate in depicting the Earps and Cowboys lifestyles and the Earp/Holliday side of the story, the film leaves out one major point of fact. Historically, the Earps/holliday are accused by the Cowboys (aka the Clanton/MacLaurey gang) of being generally corrupt and specifically responsible for a Wells Fargo robbery which left a man dead and the coach cleaned out. The Earps/Holliday in turn accuse the Clanton/MacLaurey’s of the same. Tempers rise over this situation as well as over a court decision finding the Earps not guilty.

Tombstone

Title: Tombstone

Release Date: 1993

Genres: Action, Drama, Western

    Directors: Cosmatos, George P.


    Actors:

  • Russell, Kurt as Wyatt Earp
  • Kilmer, Val as Doc Holliday
  • Elliott, Sam as Virgil Earp
  • Paxton, Bill as Morgan Earp
  • Boothe, Powers as Curly Bill Brocious
  • Biehn, Michael as Johnny Ringo
  • Heston, Charlton as Henry Hooker
  • Priestley, Jason as Deputy Billy Breckinridge
  • Tenney, Jon as John Behan, Cochise County Sheriff
  • Lang, Stephen as Ike Clanton
  • Church, Thomas Haden as Billy Clanton
  • Delany, Dana as Josephine Marcus
  • Malcomson, Paula as Allie Earp
  • Collins, Lisa as Louisa Earp
  • Wheeler-Nicholson, Dana as Mattie Blaylock Earp, aka Celia Maddon

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