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About the Movie
Kevin Costner plays the most famous lawman ever to stride the Wild West. In a gritty, complex portrayal hailed as a "classic American performance" (Bob Campbell, Newhouse Newspapers), Academy Award winner Costner (Dances with Wolves, The Bodyguard) plays the man who became a myth in acclaimed director Lawrence Kasdan's (The Big Chill, Silverado) epic, action-filled saga. Gene Hackman, an Oscar winner for Unforgiven, as Wyatt's iron-willed father, and Dennis Quaid (The Big Easy, The Right Stuff) as Earp's deadly best friend Doc Holliday add power to this mammoth, hard-hitting Western. From Wichita to Dodge City to the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, Wyatt Earp is a thrilling journey of romance, adventure and desperate, heroic action.
The Best Wyatt Earp Movie
This is by far the best of all the movies about Wyatt Earp. Starts with his childhood, tells about all aspects of his life.
Excellent Historical Film
Even though "Tombstone" won at the box office, the movie "Wyatt Earp" is a much deeper, more accurate depiction of Earp and his life. Kevin Costner's transformation from an idealistic youth to a hardened individual is explained in depth. While he had a definite sense of right and wrong, there are also shades of how the lines between upholding the law and seeking vengence become blurred for Earp. Without question, Dennis Quaid's portrayal of Doc Holliday is memorable. Quaid lost a lot of weight to play the tuberculosis afflicted / alcholoic character and at first, it's hard to believe it's him. He plays the role as if the only thing he has left to live for is his loyalty to Wyatt, and pulls it off great. I remember years ago touring Tombstone, Arizona and the guide tellling us of the two films, this one was the most historically accurate. It's 3 plus hours run time make it a perfect film for a rainy day.
- Genre: Western
- Released: 1994
- © 1994 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.