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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.

Director:

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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The West just got wilder. See more »

Genres:

Action | Western

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,143,410
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the climactic scene at the end of the film where Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez) and his gang are surrounded by Pat Garrett (William Peterson) and his posse, Josiah 'Doc' Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) sacrificed himself in order for his fellow gang members to escape. Historically, Josiah Scurlock survived not only capture from Pat Garrett but would have lived another few decades before dying of a heart attack in 1929, over twenty years after Pat Garrett himself was murdered in 1908. See more »

Goofs

The land border between New Mexico and the nation of Mexico is a mountainous region with a few flat plains with no rivers and only tiny streams. If the gang was seeking to flee into Mexico there would have been no natural physical barriers to stop them and the crossing could be accomplished within minutes. See more »

Quotes

William H. Bonney: Hey Tommy! Last one up the hill is a three legged dog!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Santa Fe
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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A sequel worth seeing
24 August 2003 | by burgh66See all my reviews

No matter what people say, I think this sequel is very well written and scored. It may not be the best movie ever created, but some of the events that occurred in the sequel are fact based. i.e. the Bob Ollinger shotgun incident, Billy actually busted out the window and yelled a "Hello Bob!" before he emptied both barrels into Ollinger's head and chest.

There are the Hollywood add-in's as in most movie production, but i thought it was worthy of praise. There will be people who say that sequels shouldn't be made, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I believe that as long as the sequel provides ample entertainment and you don't have 50 sequels on the same subject that sequels are fine.

NOTE: For the last commenter, they didn't "kill" Billy in the first Young Guns, they stated that he was caught in the Old Fort Sumter by Sheriff Pat Garrett and killed, but we never actually see him die and according to the sequel and different accounts of what occurred over 100 years ago, we may never know exactly who is buried in William Bonney's grave except for the individual that is entombed there.


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