Kurt Russell has starred in some great movies — Escape From new York, huge Trouble in tiny China, The Thing — however for me, the is in ~ his best in Tombstone. His moustache alone should have actually won one Oscar. Seriously, watch at the thing!

Tombstone is among the movies I have actually watched over, and over, and also over (ask mine wife, she’ll tell you). I love a great revenge flick, and also the second fifty percent of this movie is complete of Wyatt and also Doc Holliday bringing down the thunder. The gunfight scene at the river wherein Wyatt “walks ~ above water” is incredible, however the verbal gunfights are also better. Tombstone is to fill with impressive dialogue, and also I often discover myself quoting it in my constant day come day activities. Because that example:

Wyatt Earp: currently got a guilty conscience. Might also have the money, too.

You are watching: You gonna do something or stand there and bleed

(My an individual favorite.) Wyatt Earp: You dice first, gain it? your friends can get me in a rush, yet not before I make her head right into a canoe, you know me?

Johnny Tyler: You operation your mouth dreadful reckless for a male that don’t walk heeled.Wyatt Earp: No need to go heeled to acquire the bulge ~ above a bath tub like you.

Wyatt Earp: The Cowboys space finished, friend understand? I watch a red sash, I death the male wearin’ it! So run, you cur… RUN! Tell all the various other curs the law’s comin’!  You phone call ’em I’M coming… and also hell’s coming v me, friend hear?… Hell’s coming v me!

Of course, Doc Holliday’s quotes steal the show…

Billy Clanton: Why, it’s the drunk piano player. You’re so drunk, girlfriend can’t hit nothin’. In fact, you’re most likely seeing double.Doc Holliday: I have two guns, one for each of ya.

Johnny Ringo: You retired too?Doc Holliday: not me. I’m in mine prime.Johnny Ringo: Yeah, girlfriend look it.Doc Holliday: and also you should be Ringo. Look, darling, Johnny Ringo. The deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, lock say. What carry out you think, darling? need to I dislike him?Kate: friend don’t even know him.Doc Holliday: Yes, however there’s just something around him. Something approximately the eyes, ns don’t know, reminds me of… me. No. I’m certain of it, I hate him.Wyatt Earp: He’s drunk.Doc Holliday: In vino veritas.

(Thank friend IMDB)


The actors of characters in this film is close to perfect with Sam Elliot, Dana DeLaney, and Powers Boothe. Invoice Paxton not so much, however Val Kilmer’s Doc Holliday is quickly the best cowboy personality in the last 30 years. His communication with Michael Biehne’s Johnny Ringo character is significant (remember the twirling tin cup showdown?). Heck, they also dusted off Charlton hoston for a tiny part. Lock probably just said, ” Chuck, wanna make a movie? You gain to play through guns!” “Sure, I’ll gain my hat.”

Tombstone may not be entirely based on fact, but it is a fun ride. If you want a great read about the relationship in between the Earp brothers and also Doc Holliday, ns would highly recommend Doc by mary Doria Russell. And if anyone desires to deal up a hand that faro if throwing earlier some Laudanum, I’m her huckleberry.


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Reis O"Brien says

June 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Nice create up! This is just one of my favorite westerns. Come this day, when someone asks me to do something, i answer with “I’m your Huckleberry.”

Jon says

June 23, 2012 in ~ 9:07 am

Didn’t Tombstone come out the very same year as Wyatt Earp? if I evaluate a Kevin Costner western, the second fifty percent of Tombstone seals if because that me. The an Sam Elliott’s mustache.

kngfu says

June 25, 2012 in ~ 7:51 am

My late father to be a western fan due to the fact that he was a little boy and finding a current Western that he liked was a challenging call. The reality that he chosen TOMBSTONE speaks volumes for this movie (IMO). Ns love that too.

ClaymationWerewolf says

June 25, 2012 in ~ 10:03 am

This post smelled choose leather, gunpowder, whiskey and also dust. Reminded me of mine childhood home! good write increase sir.

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Paxton Holley says

June 27, 2012 at 10:24 am

I agree. Ns love this movie. Everyone is good in it however Val totally steals the show.

More good Doc quotes:

“There’s no typical life, Wyatt, it’s simply life. Get on with it.”

“You know, freder f**king Chopin?”

“It would appear that the strain was more than he could bear.”

“Very cosmopolitan.”

“Oh. Johnny, ns apologize; ns forgot you were there. You might go now. “

Yep, my fav west of all time and I’ve watched ’em all. Lived in Tucson 10 years, spent a many weekends in Tombstone. Ns think ns was there in the 1880’s in an additional life. Ns hope ns was !