Corral and the earp vendetta ride, during the 1880s. Some do believe wyatts own claim that he and doc holliday returned to arizona, even though they were now wanted men in the territory, and were involved in ringos death. There also might be some fun and interesting facts posted about different movies. The movie is based on events in tombstone, arizona, including the gunfight at the o. See more ideas about tombstone movie, tombstone quotes and favorite movie quotes. The heroic ensemble at the center of tombstone includes wyatt earp, played by kurt russell, and his brothers. You may know every scene in this movie like the back of your hand, but today weve collected 10 things you never knew about tombstone. See the full list of tombstone cast and crew including actors, directors, producers and more. Tombstone fun facts page 2 movies qt fun trivia quizzes. Some of doc hollidays lines were taken from quotes provided by newspaper articles of the time. Cosmatos, written by kevin jarre, who was also the original director but was replaced early in production, and starring kurt russell and val kilmer. This movie is dozens of times better than any other movie ever made about tombstone and the gunfight at the ok corral, and even if westerns are not your thing, this is a classic that you should see.
In the movie tombstone the role of marshal fred white was played by harry carey jr. Places to stay, places to eat, attractions, tours, events. Cosmatos, written by kevin jarre who was also the original director, but was replaced early in production. Anyway, lets digress and get into some facts about tombstone. This is a phenomenal movie, and also one that features a very unique structure. Gone but not forgotten was the epitaph inscribed on the tombstone in the steins cemetery. Tombstone movie insider info, fun quotes, trailer, real. If youre watching this, you can undoubtedly quote most, if not all, of the lines delivered with scenestealing flair by val.
Three of the earp brothers arrived in tombstone on december 1, 1879. Most of us know the legend of wyatt earp and how he was a legendary lawmen and that we was never grazed by a single. On october 26, 1881, the earp brothers face off against the clantonmclaury gang in a legendary shootout at the o. Incidentally, the man who plays texas jack was the technical consultant on the film.
Also in the true west interview, kurt russell states that the film was nearly cast with richard gere. Page 2 this category is for questions and answers related to tombstone. Imdb, the worlds most popular and authoritative source for movie, tv and celebrity content. One bought a grave slot in the actual tombstone for the other and the other bought a piece of property in the town for the other. Wyatt and doc actually parted ways only months after the events in tombstone.
Although you probably wouldnt want to write a collegelevel history paper based on the facts in this movie either. Wyatt earp, in full wyatt berry stapp earp, born march 19, 1848, monmouth, illinois, u. James is said to have been eating lunch during the shootout, while james was on a trip away from town. Perhaps a hundred or so headstones once dotted this field of rest and today only a few remain to relay to us the names of those who called this place home. Its hard to imagine the famous film without val kilmer, but the role almost went to willem dafoe.
In the movie, curly bill brocius is not charged with the murder of marshal fred white, as there were. Ed was part of this mission and was staying at a place called camp huachuca. Tombstone a decent addition to the current cycle of screen and tv westerns, tombstone is a toughtalking but softhearted tale that is entertaining in a sprawling, oldfashioned manner. This movie is dozens of times better than any other movie ever made about tombstone and the gunfight at the ok corral, and even if westerns are not your. By 1881 tombstones population had increased to around 4,000 5000. Does anyone remember the tombstone featured in the movie that. Take a look below for 27 more interesting and fascinating facts about tombstone. In 1877, the city of tombstone was founded by ed schieffelin. Tombstone is one of the most beloved westerns of the modern era. As with most movies, there often end up being scenes that were filmed that ultimately get cut from the final product released in theaters. Wyatt berry stapp earp march 19, 1848 january, 1929 was an american gambler, deputy sheriff, and deputy town marshal in tombstone, arizona. A team of editors takes feedback from our visitors to keep trivia as up to date and as accurate as possible. This fact was stated in an issue of guns and ammo magazine. Wyatt earp kurt russell calls out johnny tyler billy bob thornton.
Ten terrific tombstone facts detours american west. You might think you know everything about this arizona gem from books and movies, but nothing compares to seeing this old western town in. Within two years of its founding, although far distant from any other metropolitan area, tombstone boasted a bowling alley, four churches, an ice house, a school, two banks, three newspapers, and an ice cream parlor, alongside 110 saloons, 14 gambling halls, and numerous dance halls and brothels. Doc holliday, gambler, gunman, and sometime dentist of the american west. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. Legend has it that this figure counted only the white male registered voters that were over 21 years of age and if you take into account the women, children, chinese, mexicans and the many ladies of the evening they say the population was between 15,000 and 20,000 people. Tombstone movie insider info, fun quotes, trailer, reallife facts. Tv western tombstone told the story of wyatt earp and his crew defending their town from outlaws. The 15 best things to do in tombstone 2020 with photos. He is perhaps best known for joining the earp brothers in their celebrated gunfight 1881 with the clanton gang at the o. He frequently visited the sets of several silent films directed by john ford and starring actor harry carey. Warren was the youngest and also was not in tombstone.
The fact his name is known above for instance, virgils who was the marshall of tombstone at the. Tombstone had plenty of those, and some didnt even make it to the dvd extras. In the movie we meet three earp brothers, wyatt played by kurt russell, virgil played by sam elliott, and morgan played by bill paxton. Not all of them resided in tombstone, but it is said that brothers james and warren lived there. Tombstone times fun facts, history and information from. They served as lawmen during 188081 and fought the cowboys in the famous gunfight on. Corral shootout, wyatt retrieves his gun from home.
Plus we help you learn some background info about the wild west. At the time, there was a scouting voyage in tombstone against the chiricahua apaches. When wyatt is at the train station standing on the loading platform, giving ike clanton his you tell em im comin, and hells comin with me speech, really going crazy on ike, hes standing in front of train car 5150 the california police code for a crazy person. Movies qt this category is for questions and answers related to tombstone. You know, ed, if i thought you werent my friend, i just dont think i could bear it. Unlike most stories, which offer a rise and fall of action between the major plot points, the conflict here is more of a straight line rising. Corral, during which lawmen killed three outlaws he is often regarded as the central figure in the shootout in tombstone, but his brother virgil was tombstone city marshal and deputy u. Cosmatos said, the emotion is the most important thing in a movie. You may know every scene in this movie like the back of your hand, but in this video. Tombstone will seem shockingly violent to those who already like westerns, but for rambo fans, it wont seem out of the ordinary. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in tombstone, arizona on tripadvisor.
Tombstone depicts a number of western outlaws and lawmen, such as wyatt earp, william brocius, johnny ringo and doc holliday. One scene that was cut shows the cowboys rallying and mourning after they buried the dead from the o. Tombstone is a 1993 american western film directed by george p. Tombstone is a 1993 american western movie directed by george p. During filming val kilmer and kurt russell became good friends. Schieffelin hall is seen at the end of allen street on the set.
Tombstone 1993 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Cosmatos, written by kevin jarre, who was also the original director but. The fun thing is that neither knew that the other had bought them anything until they exchanged gifts. Wyatt earp became a consultant to the motion picture industry advising on westerns after he moved to hollywood in 1915. The gun shown is a 12inch barrel peacemaker, but wyatt received a custom 10inch.1358 569 1637 1568 886 24 820 1274 173 344 487 1475 791 473 85 320 1061 574 842 737 661 1028 1074 991 411 1582 415 528 1247 1274 1485 41 1619 1084 393 626 1481 1135 1077 1254 1253 611 544 898 764 406