Young Guns (1988)

yg“Get ready for hell” – Murphy

Number of Times Seen – at least 10 times  (Theater, DVD, 8 Aug 2013)

Brief Synopsis – A re-telling of the story of Billy the Kid and The Regulators.

My Take on it –What do you get when you team up 6 “hot” young movie stars in an action/western? A successful and entertaining movie.

This movie was an attempt to revitalize the action/western and chose it’s cast very well which helped lead to it’s success.

Emelio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney and Casey Siezmaszko are all the “young guns” and the movie takes a bit of time at the beginning to introduce us to all of them and give each of them a distinct personality.  This helps us to differentiate between them and also to get a better understanding of the dynamics within the group.

The writers took a bit of liberty with the fates of some of the characters, but unless you aren’t a cowboy historian, it shouldn’t bother you too much.

Great supporting parts by Terrance Stamp, Jack Palance and (I was surprised to see) Terry O’Quinn.  It’s interesting to see O’Quinn with hair 🙂

The sequel which came out two years later wasn’t as good, but still brought some closure to the story.

Bottom Line – Great action/western. Excellent “young cast” Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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