Young Guns II

August 1st, 1990


Young Guns II

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Leon Rippy in Young Guns II

Billy "The Kid" and his gang is wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured...

Release Year: 1990

Rating: 6.1/10 (14,018 voted)

Director: Geoff Murphy

Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips

Billy "The Kid" and his gang is 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".

Writers: John Fusco, John Fusco

Emilio Estevez - William H. 'Billy the Kid' Bonney
Kiefer Sutherland - Josiah Gordon 'Doc' Scurlock
Lou Diamond Phillips - 'Jose' Chavez y Chavez
Christian Slater - Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh
William Petersen - Patrick Floyd 'Pat' Garrett
Alan Ruck - Hendry William French
R.D. Call - D.A. Rynerson
James Coburn - John Simpson Chisum
Balthazar Getty - Tom O'Folliard
Jack Kehoe - Ashmun Upson
Robert Knepper - Deputy Carlyle
Tom Kurlander - J.W. Bell
Viggo Mortensen - John W. Poe
Leon Rippy - Robert 'Bob' Ollinger
Tracey Walter - Beever Smith

Taglines: The West just got wilder.

Release Date: 1 August 1990

Filming Locations: Bisbee, Arizona, USA

Gross: $44,143,410 (USA)

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Did You Know?

Emilio Estevez originally approached Jon Bon Jovi to ask him for permission to include the song "Wanted Dead Or Alive" on the soundtrack. Bon Jovi didn't feel the songs lyrics were appropriate; however, he was inspired by the project and resolved to write a new song for the film that would be more in keeping with the period and setting. He quickly wrote the song "Blaze of Glory", and performed it on acoustic guitar in the New Mexico desert for Estevez and John Fusco.

Continuity: In the scene where the gang is surround by Garrett's men and Doc is shot, Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh is seen standing straight against the wall holding both guns up, after Billy hands Doc a second gun, Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh can be seen crouched with the right hand gun parallel to his side. In the next shot he is standing against the wall again with the guns held up.

William H. Bonney: "Buckshot George", that's your name. You wanted a name, that's it. "Buckshot George". It's a good name.
Hendry French: My name is Hendry William French.
William H. Bonney: That's a good name too.

User Review

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YOUNG GUNS 2 was a stunning achievement, a sequel that managed to surpass its brilliant predecessor, 1988's YOUNG GUNS. YOUNG GUNS 2 follows the story of Billy the Kid, already an outlaw and now riding with the cow thief Pat Garrett. Garrett is offered the position of Sheriff by the Governor, who finds himself constantly cowed in his efforts to catch Billy the Kid. In the Governor's mind, you must hire a thief to catch one, hence Garrett is the perfect choice. Pat Garrett, who has long planned to go respectable, siezes the opportunity and turns on his friend and partner. What follows is a great western adventure, rich with themes of sin and redemption and the tragedy of brother against brother. That alone makes a great flick. But then YOUNG GUNS 2 offers the question... what if Pat Garrett was conflicted about his choice? What if he still had feelings for the Kid? What if he let him go? This is good stuff, folks. The leads do the material justice, with Estevez jumping back into the role of Billy like an old and comfortable suit that still fits perfectly. William Petersen gives a nuanced performance as Pat Garrett, a man driven by both loyalty and selfishness. Of course no review of this film should fail to herald the talents of Lou Diamond Phillips. Phillips is an actor who constantly seems to raise the bar for himself, and YOUNG GUNS 2 is no exception. His Chavez is MORE spiritual, MORE effortlessly wise... dare I say MORE Indian than he was even in the first installment. Hopefully, Phillips will be with us for a very long time. Kiefer Sutherland, Christian Slater, Balthazar Getty, and Alan Ruck round out the talented cast. So finally, do yourself a favor with this one, YOUNG GUNS 2 is an amazing film experience.


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