History Film / Tombstone

12th Jan '16 2:44:22 PM Temmere
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-->'''Wyatt''': Virg, that's a misdemeanor. You go down there to arrest them, something goes wrong, maybe this time somebody really gets his head broke. You'll have Cowboys coming round looking for trouble from here to Christmas. You wanna risk all that over a misdemenour?
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-->'''Wyatt''': Virg, that's a misdemeanor. You go down there to arrest them, something goes wrong, maybe this time somebody really gets his head broke. You'll have Cowboys coming round looking for trouble from here to Christmas. You wanna risk all that over a misdemenour?misdemeanor?
16th Dec '15 8:04:02 PM AllenbysEyes
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* ButtMonkey: Billy Breckinridge is openly mocked by the Cowboys, prompting Wyatt to remark after the OK Corral gunfight, "All they ever did was laugh at me." Only Curly Bill treats him with any kind of respect. He does TakeALevelInBadass later in the movie.
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* ButtMonkey: Billy Breckinridge is openly mocked by the Cowboys, prompting Wyatt to remark after the OK Corral gunfight, "All they ever did was laugh at me.him." Only Curly Bill treats him with any kind of respect. He does TakeALevelInBadass later in the movie.
16th Dec '15 8:03:36 PM AllenbysEyes
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* ButtMonkey: Billy Breckinridge is openly mocked by the Cowboys, prompting Wyatt to remark after the OK Corral gunfight, "All they ever did was laugh at me." Only Curly Bill treats him with any kind of respect. He does TakeALevelInBadass later in the movie.

** 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. 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 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.supporters after the OK Corral gunfight. As in most movies, the real situation's much more GrayAndGreyMorality than its screen depiction.
16th Dec '15 7:53:26 PM AllenbysEyes
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: 85 speaking roles. ** Creator/KurtRussell claimed he cut his own role down to allow other cast members more screen time.
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: 85 speaking roles. ** roles. Creator/KurtRussell claimed claims that he cut his own role down to allow other cast members more screen time.
3rd Dec '15 9:33:55 AM AllenbysEyes
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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.
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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.bloody and they weren't above murdering the Earps and their supporters. As in most movies, the real situation's much more GrayAndGreyMorality than its screen depiction.
22nd Oct '15 4:07:57 PM YT45
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** Johnny Ringo. While the film shows Ringo as a remorseless killer, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Ringo historic research]] can only conclusively point to him committing one murder. At one point in his life, he even served as a town marshal, and was to all accounts a conscientious and efficient lawman. It's his awesome name, plus Ringo's mysterious death several months after the events this film depicts, that has the various movies on the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral boost his status as a lethal counterpart to Doc Holliday.
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** Ike Clanton gets this, according to his descendants. Historical records don't really support their claims, though. ** Johnny Ringo. While the film shows Ringo as a remorseless killer, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Ringo historic research]] can only conclusively point to him committing one murder. At one point in his life, he even served as a town marshal, and was to all accounts a conscientious and efficient lawman. It's his awesome name, name (which was probably an alias), the grudge that is known to have existed between him and Holliday, plus Ringo's mysterious death several months after the events this film depicts, that has the various movies on the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral boost his status as a lethal counterpart to Doc Holliday.
22nd Oct '15 3:59:40 PM YT45
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** Wyatt Earp actually had a reputation for being a remarkably ''fair'' frontier lawman before coming to Tombstone. Where [[FairForItsDay many of his contemporaries]] might shoot first and ask questions rarely, he mostly [[PistolWhip used his pistol as a club]], which, if not exactly gentle, still allowed the man on the receiving end to continue breathing. Although he was ''willing'' to kill someone if he had to, it was never his go-to option. At least until Morgan got shot...
22nd Oct '15 3:43:48 PM YT45
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Sheriff's Deputy Billy Breckinridge, who seems to have a crush on the actor. "Curly Bill" Brocious has a few possible hints as well.
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Cochise County Sheriff's Deputy Billy Breckinridge, who seems to have a crush on the actor. "Curly Bill" Brocious has a few possible hints as well.

* BigBadWannabe: Sheriff 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.

* SmugSnake: County Sheriff Behan is in it to gain power and popularity and nothing else. He even sides with the Cowboys while they still have a numbers and firepower advantage over Wyatt and the other marshals.
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* SmugSnake: Cochise County Sheriff Behan is in it to gain power and popularity and nothing else. He even sides with the Cowboys while they still have a numbers and firepower advantage over Wyatt and the other marshals. Nobody on either side ever takes him seriously.
22nd Oct '15 3:38:19 PM YT45
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** Johnny Ringo. While the film shows Ringo as a remorseless killer, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Ringo historic research]] can only point to him committing one murder. At one point in his life, he even served as a town marshal, and was to all accounts a conscientious and efficient lawman. It's his awesome name, plus Ringo's mysterious death several months after the events this film depicts, that has the various movies on the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral boost his status as a lethal counterpart to Doc Holliday.
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** Johnny Ringo. While the film shows Ringo as a remorseless killer, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Ringo historic research]] can only conclusively point to him committing one murder. At one point in his life, he even served as a town marshal, and was to all accounts a conscientious and efficient lawman. It's his awesome name, plus Ringo's mysterious death several months after the events this film depicts, that has the various movies on the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral boost his status as a lethal counterpart to Doc Holliday.Holliday. *** Though he's only known for certain to have committed one murder, he was at least connected to numerous others. He is known to have shot an unarmed man's ear off in a bar [[FelonyMisdemeanor because the victim politely refused Ringo's offer to buy him a shot of whiskey, saying he preferred beer]]. He's also known to have had a very antagonistic relationship with the Earps and especially Holliday. How fair Michael Biehn's [[AxeCrazy awesome portrayal]] is will probably never be known, because all primary sources regarding his character were either [[UnreliableNarrator his close friends or his mortal enemies]].
22nd Oct '15 2:59:30 PM YT45
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* GunsAkimbo: Doc Holliday confronts one of the Cowboys and pulls a pistol on him. The man says that Holliday is so drunk (which he clearly is) he's probably seeing double. Holliday then pulls out a second pistol with the other hand, points both of them at the guy, ''flips each one in a different direction while still holding his cup'', and says, "I have two guns... one for each of ya."
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* GunsAkimbo: Doc Holliday confronts one of the Cowboys Billy Clanton (Ike's younger brother) and pulls a pistol on him. The man him. Clanton says that Holliday is so drunk (which he clearly is) he's probably seeing double. Holliday then pulls out a second pistol with the other hand, points both of them at the guy, ''flips each one in a different direction while still holding his cup'', and says, "I have two guns... one for each of ya."

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* GunsAkimbo: Doc Holliday confronts one of the Cowboys ** Curly Bill wears a two-gun rig and pulls a pistol on him. The man says that Holliday is so drunk (which he clearly is) he's probably seeing double. Holliday then pulls out a second pistol with the other hand, points sometimes uses both of them at the guy, ''flips each pistols. He aims and fires one in a different direction while still holding his cup'', and says, "I have two guns... one for each of ya."cocking the other. It requires some coordination, but it's actually realistic.
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