History Film / Tombstone

19th Jun '16 1:32:58 PM ajbit26
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Doc and Wyatt. The two are willing to do anything for each other.
--> (after Doc has a bad coughing fit) '''"Turkey Creek" Jack Johnson''': Doc, short of being dead already, what are you doing this for anyway?
--> '''Doc Holliday''': Wyatt Earp is my friend.
--> '''"Turkey Creek" Jack Johnson''': Hell, I got lots of friends.
--> '''Doc Holliday''': ...I don't.
18th Jun '16 8:32:45 AM ajbit26
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* BigBadWannabe: Cochise County Sheriff Johnny Behan acts like he runs Tombstone, but the Cowboys mostly ignore him and the Earps consider him more nuisance than threat. Even when he draws his gun, nobody takes him seriously, as he lacks the balls to do anything with it.

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* BigBadWannabe: Cochise County Sheriff Johnny Behan acts like he runs Tombstone, but the Cowboys mostly ignore him and the Earps consider him more nuisance than threat. Even when he draws his gun, nobody takes him seriously, as he lacks the balls to do anything with it. Then there is Ike Clanton, who is the second most prominent Cowboy after Curly Bill, runs his mouth constantly, but every time a fight gets ready to happen, he turns and runs.



** Although the Cowboys were making direct threats to their lives as well.



* LaserGuidedKarma

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* LaserGuidedKarmaLaserGuidedKarma: The Cowboys all get theirs at some point. Even Ike, who managed to escape Wyatt, gets shot and killed later in life.


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* RunningGag: The number of times Wyatt has to tell people he's retired as a lawman. By the time the mayor tries to ask him, he can't even get two words out after introducing himself before Wyatt cuts him off.
18th Jun '16 8:22:29 AM ajbit26
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* EvenEvilHasStandards / TokenGoodTeammate: A few of the Cowboys--led by Sherman [=McMasters=]--drop their red sashes in front of Wyatt and fall in with the Earp brothers after someone fires a gun into the Earp household, nearly killing one of the brothers' wives; [=McMasters=] flatly states that attacking defenseless women was something he simply couldn't stomach. (This is foreshadowed during the implied rape scene at the Mexican wedding in the introduction.) He and the other turncoats even join Earp in his vendetta against the Cowboys.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards / TokenGoodTeammate: A few of the Cowboys--led by Sherman [=McMasters=]--drop their [=McMasters=]--drops his red sashes sash in front of Wyatt and fall in with the Earp brothers after someone fires a gun into the Earp household, nearly killing one of the brothers' wives; [=McMasters=] flatly states that attacking defenseless women was something he simply couldn't stomach. (This is foreshadowed during the implied rape scene at the Mexican wedding in the introduction.) He and the other turncoats He even join joins Earp in his vendetta against the Cowboys.



** Sherman [=McMasters=] is the only Cowboy who looks uncomfortable when the other Cowboys start dragging the bride away at the beginning of the movie. He eventually joins Wyatt in fighting the Cowboys.



* GottaKillThemAll: After Wyatt Earp's family is attacked by the red sash-wearing Cowboys, he declares, "From now on, I see a red sash, I kill the man wearing it."

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* GottaKillThemAll: After Wyatt Earp's family is attacked by the red sash-wearing Cowboys, he declares, "From now on, I see a red sash, I kill the man wearing it."it!"



** Frank Stilwell doesn't even have enough time to regret asking where Wyatt is before the latter shoots him.



* SaloonOwner: Milt
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When the stage coach rolls up with [[spoiler:the recently-killed actor]], the actress in the coach [[ShamingTheMob Shames the Mob]] by [[spoiler:pointing out that he only wanted to make their lives better by performing on stage. The sheriff's deputy Breckinridge (who had sided with the Cowboys) decides that this has gone too far, saying "We have to have some kind of law," and quits]].
** Also Ike Clanton's forte. He runs from a fight no less than 4 times.

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* SaloonOwner: Milt
Milt.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When the stage coach rolls up with [[spoiler:the recently-killed actor]], the actress in the coach actor]], Josephine [[ShamingTheMob Shames shames the Mob]] mob]] by [[spoiler:pointing out that he only wanted to make their lives better by performing on stage. The sheriff's deputy Breckinridge (who had sided with the Cowboys) decides that this has gone too far, saying "We have to have some kind of law," and quits]].
** Also Ike Clanton's forte. He runs from a fight no less than 4 5 times.



* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Johnny Ringo tempts the heroes into a duel by torturing and killing [[HeelFaceTurn a secondary character]] and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sending his body]] to the heroes.

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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Johnny Ringo tempts the heroes into a duel by torturing and killing [[HeelFaceTurn a secondary character]] Sherman [=McMasters=]]] and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sending his body]] to the heroes.


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* ThrowItIn: According to the director, all of BillyBobThorton's lines were ad-libbed, as he was told to just sound like a bully.
16th Jun '16 9:37:34 AM ajbit26
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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: [[spoiler: As Doc lays on his death bed, he confesses a few of his life's regrets to Wyatt, before encouraging him to pursue Josephine.]]



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: John Henry Holliday is only ever referred to by his nickname 'Doc'.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: John Henry Holliday is KissingCousins: Doc reveals towards the end that the only woman he ever referred loved was not Big Nosed Kate, but rather a first cousin of his, who left him at 15 to by his nickname 'Doc'.join a convent over the affair.


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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: John Henry Holliday is only ever referred to by his nickname 'Doc'.
8th Jun '16 1:55:40 PM lady_peaseblossom
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*** Age quod agis. [Do what you're going to do] (bring it on)
*** Credat Judaeus apella, non ego. [May the Jew Apella, not I, believe it] (tell it to someone who cares)
*** Iuventus stultorum magister. [Youth (is) the teacher of fools]
*** In pace requiescat. [may he rest in Peace]

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*** Age quod agis. [Do what you're going to do] (bring (Bring it on)
on.)
*** Credat Judaeus apella, non ego. [May the Jew Apella, not I, believe it] (tell (Tell it to someone who cares)
cares.)
*** Iuventus stultorum magister. [Youth (is) the teacher of fools]
fools] (Allow me to teach you a lesson.)
*** In pace requiescat. [may [May he rest in Peace]peace] (It's your funeral.)
2nd Jun '16 10:10:41 PM ajbit26
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* TapOnTheHead: Wyatt's preferred method of subduing Cowboys was to "buffalo" them, IE. smacking them in the head with the barrel of a revolver.
26th May '16 5:19:54 PM ajbit26
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** The Cowboys in general are portrayed as an organized gang of vicious killers who are tearing the town apart and ruthlessly persecuting the heroic Earp family. In reality, the Cowboys were a lose association of cattle rustlers who primarily stole cattle in Mexico. They had a lot of local support and helped consolidate local resistance against northern industrialists. Their feud with the Earps, however, ''was'' quite bloody and they weren't above murdering the Earps and their supporters after the OK Corral gunfight. As in most movies, the real situation's much more GrayAndGreyMorality than its screen depiction.

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** The Cowboys in general are portrayed as an organized gang of vicious killers who are tearing the town apart and ruthlessly persecuting the heroic Earp family. In reality, the Cowboys were a lose loose association of cattle rustlers who primarily stole cattle in Mexico. They had a lot of local support and helped consolidate local resistance against northern industrialists. Their feud with the Earps, however, ''was'' quite bloody and they weren't above murdering the Earps and their supporters after the OK Corral gunfight. As in most movies, the real situation's much more GrayAndGreyMorality than its screen depiction.
28th Apr '16 7:51:26 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* LaserGuidedKarma



* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: A rare example in which it's the mistreatment of ''others'' that prompts the betrayal, but former Cowboy McMasters eventually can no longer stomach his brethren's treatment of women, and defects to Wyatt Earp's side.
28th Apr '16 7:47:38 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: A rare example in which it's the mistreatment of ''others'' that prompts the betrayal, but former Cowboy McMasters eventually can no longer stomach his brethren's treatment of women, and defects to Wyatt Earp's side.
23rd Apr '16 9:08:58 PM Parable
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* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: John Henry Holliday is only ever referred to by his nickname 'Doc'.


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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: John Henry Holliday is only ever referred to by his nickname 'Doc'.
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