History Trivia / Tombstone

24th Jun '16 5:46:49 PM ajbit26
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* DuelingMovies: Dueled with ''WyattEarp'' (1994) with Creator/KevinCostner. Where Costner's film was an epic (over 3 hours!) focused on Wyatt's life, ''Tombstone'' was an ensemble film centring mostly on the events in Tombstone and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the immediate aftermath]]. ''Tombstone'' was also the clear victor at the box office, more than doubling its modest $25 million budget with a domestic take of $56m (the equivalent of just over $80 million today). ''Wyatt Earp'', on the other hand, had more than double the budget ($65m) of ''Tombstone'' but wound up with half the gross, with a meagre $26m domestic total, one of a string of flops in the mid-90s for Kevin Costner.

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* DuelingMovies: Dueled with ''WyattEarp'' (1994) with Creator/KevinCostner. Where Costner's film was an epic (over 3 hours!) focused on Wyatt's life, ''Tombstone'' was an ensemble film centring centering mostly on the events in Tombstone and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the immediate aftermath]]. ''Tombstone'' was also the clear victor at the box office, more than doubling its modest $25 million budget with a domestic take of $56m (the equivalent of just over $80 million today). ''Wyatt Earp'', on the other hand, had more than double the budget ($65m) of ''Tombstone'' but wound up with half the gross, with a meagre meager $26m domestic total, one of a string of flops in the mid-90s for Kevin Costner.



* TroubledProduction: From the start, Kevin Costner was placing pressure on studios not to finance the picture (''Tombstone'' and ''Film/WyattEarp'' were two halves of the same project that more or less split off due to CreativeDifferences between Costner and writer Kevin Jarre), with Buena Vista (Disney) stepping up at the last minute. Disney refused to have anything to do with the original choice for Holliday, Willem Dafoe, due to the controversy still surrounding ''TheLastTemptationOfChrist''. Jarre was originally set to direct, but was fired due to his refusal to cut the screenplay (both Creator/KurtRussell and Val Kilmer have stated the original shooting script was about 30 pages too long). Disney hired George P. Cosmatos to finish the film; Creator/KurtRussell (who had significant pull behind the scenes with both cast and crew) has in recent years made the claim that he directed the picture with Cosmatos as a front (he was the same guy who did ''Rambo: First Blood Part II'', so he was at the very least agreeable to actor input), although Michael Biehn has denied Russell's claims, and at least some of Jarre's directoral work is still in the film. As a cherry on top of all of this, the actor playing Old Man Clanton, Robert Mitchum, was injured in a horse-riding accident, which led to the part being cut entirely (although Mitchum was able to do the beginning and ending narrations) and much of his dialogue given to Curly Bill.

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* TroubledProduction: From the start, Kevin Costner was placing pressure on studios not to finance the picture (''Tombstone'' and ''Film/WyattEarp'' were two halves of the same project that more or less split off due to CreativeDifferences between Costner and writer Kevin Jarre), with Buena Vista (Disney) stepping up at the last minute. Disney refused to have anything to do with the original choice for Holliday, Willem Dafoe, due to the controversy still surrounding ''TheLastTemptationOfChrist''. Jarre was originally set to direct, but was fired due to his refusal to cut the screenplay (both Creator/KurtRussell and Val Kilmer have stated the original shooting script was about 30 pages too long). Disney hired George P. Cosmatos to finish the film; Creator/KurtRussell (who had significant pull behind the scenes with both cast and crew) has in recent years made the claim that he directed the picture with Cosmatos as a front (he was the same guy who did ''Rambo: First Blood Part II'', so he was at the very least agreeable to actor input), although Michael Biehn has denied Russell's claims, and at least some of Jarre's directoral directorial work is still in the film. As a cherry on top of all of this, the actor playing Old Man Clanton, Robert Mitchum, was injured in a horse-riding accident, which led to the part being cut entirely (although Mitchum was able to do the beginning and ending narrations) and much of his dialogue given to Curly Bill.
29th Apr '16 1:33:57 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Let's see in the Corner of the Earps you have [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]], [[Film/RoadHouse Wade Garret]], [[Film/{{Aliens}} Hudson]], [[Series/TheWalkingDead Merle Dixon]], and [[Film/BatmanForever Batman]], with Mayor [[Film/TheRocketeer Howard Hughes]] supporting them while they face off against a gang of cowboys lead by [[Film/RedDawn1984 Lieutenant Col. Tanner]] and [[Film/TheTerminator Kyle Reese]] and including [[Film/SpiderMan3 the Sandman]], [[Film/{{Avatar}} Col. Miles Quaritch]], and [[Series/TheWire Vondas]].
** A much heavier Creator/BillyBobThornton plays the gun-toting gambler that Wyatt throes out of the casino.
** [[Film/{{Titanic}} Caledon Hockley]] as Fabian.
** [[Fim/{{Fletch}} Gail Stanwyk]] as Mattie Blaylock.
** [[Series/NorthernExposure Chris Stevens]] as Johnny Barnes.
** [[Series/{{Lost}} John Locke]] as Mayor Clum.
** [[Franchise/{{Robocop}} RoboCop]] as Frank [=McLaury=].
** [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Brandon Walsh]] as Billy Breakenridge.
** And starring [[Film/TheTenCommandments Moses]] as Henry Hooker!
** With [[Film/TheHungerGames Katniss' mother]] as Allie Earp.
16th Apr '16 7:46:36 PM Evighet
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** With [[Film/TheHungerGames Katniss' mother]] as Allie Earp.
14th Feb '16 5:18:43 AM falcon2484
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** [[Franchise/{{Robocop}} RoboCop]] as Frank McLaury.

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** [[Franchise/{{Robocop}} RoboCop]] as Frank McLaury.[=McLaury=].
14th Feb '16 5:18:19 AM falcon2484
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** [[Film/{{Titanic}} Caledon Hockley]] as Fabian.
** [[Fim/{{Fletch}} Gail Stanwyk]] as Mattie Blaylock.
** [[Series/NorthernExposure Chris Stevens]] as Johnny Barnes.
** [[Series/{{Lost}} John Locke]] as Mayor Clum.
** [[Franchise/{{Robocop}} RoboCop]] as Frank McLaury.
** [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Brandon Walsh]] as Billy Breakenridge.
** And starring [[Film/TheTenCommandments Moses]] as Henry Hooker!
12th Jan '16 2:51:24 PM Temmere
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Let's see in the Corner of the Earps you have [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]], [[Film/RoadHouse Wade Garret]], [[Film/{{Aliens}} Hudson]], [[Series/TheWalkingDead Merle Dixon]], and [[Film/BatmanForever Batman]], with Mayor [[Film/TheRocketeer Howard Hughes]] supporting them while they face off against a gang of cowboys lead by [[Film/RedDawn1984 Lieutenant Col. Tanner]] and [[Film/TheTerminator Kyle Reese]] and including [[Film/SpiderMan3 the Sandman]] and [[Film/{{Avatar}} Col. Miles Quaritch]].

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Let's see in the Corner of the Earps you have [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]], [[Film/RoadHouse Wade Garret]], [[Film/{{Aliens}} Hudson]], [[Series/TheWalkingDead Merle Dixon]], and [[Film/BatmanForever Batman]], with Mayor [[Film/TheRocketeer Howard Hughes]] supporting them while they face off against a gang of cowboys lead by [[Film/RedDawn1984 Lieutenant Col. Tanner]] and [[Film/TheTerminator Kyle Reese]] and including [[Film/SpiderMan3 the Sandman]] and Sandman]], [[Film/{{Avatar}} Col. Miles Quaritch]].Quaritch]], and [[Series/TheWire Vondas]].
16th Dec '15 8:04:49 PM AllenbysEyes
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* TroubledProduction: From the start, Kevin Costner was placing pressure on studios not to finance the picture (''Tombstone'' and ''Film/WyattEarp'' were two halves of the same project that more or less split off due to CreativeDifferences between Costner and writer Kevin Jarre), with Buena Vista (Disney) stepping up at the last minute. Disney refused to have anything to do with the original choice for Holliday, Willem Dafoe, due to the controversy still surrounding ''TheLastTemptationOfChrist''. Jarre was originally set to direct, but was fired due to his refusal to cut the screenplay (both Creator/KurtRussell and Val Kilmer have stated the original shooting script was about 30 pages too long). Disney hired George P. Cosmatos to finish the film; Creator/KurtRussell (who had significant pull behind the scenes with both cast and crew) has in recent years made the claim that he directed the picture with Cosmatos as a front (he was the same guy who did ''Rambo: First Blood Part II'', so he was at the very least agreeable to actor input), although Michael Biehn has denied Russell's claims, and at least some of Jarre's directoral work is still in the film. As a cherry on top of all of this, the actor playing Old Man Clanton, Robert Mitchum, was injured in a horse-riding accident, which led to the part being cut entirely (although Mitchum was able to do the beginning and ending narrations).

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* TroubledProduction: From the start, Kevin Costner was placing pressure on studios not to finance the picture (''Tombstone'' and ''Film/WyattEarp'' were two halves of the same project that more or less split off due to CreativeDifferences between Costner and writer Kevin Jarre), with Buena Vista (Disney) stepping up at the last minute. Disney refused to have anything to do with the original choice for Holliday, Willem Dafoe, due to the controversy still surrounding ''TheLastTemptationOfChrist''. Jarre was originally set to direct, but was fired due to his refusal to cut the screenplay (both Creator/KurtRussell and Val Kilmer have stated the original shooting script was about 30 pages too long). Disney hired George P. Cosmatos to finish the film; Creator/KurtRussell (who had significant pull behind the scenes with both cast and crew) has in recent years made the claim that he directed the picture with Cosmatos as a front (he was the same guy who did ''Rambo: First Blood Part II'', so he was at the very least agreeable to actor input), although Michael Biehn has denied Russell's claims, and at least some of Jarre's directoral work is still in the film. As a cherry on top of all of this, the actor playing Old Man Clanton, Robert Mitchum, was injured in a horse-riding accident, which led to the part being cut entirely (although Mitchum was able to do the beginning and ending narrations).
narrations) and much of his dialogue given to Curly Bill.
3rd Dec '15 9:39:12 AM AllenbysEyes
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* DawsonCasting: Dana Delany as Josephine Marcus. Delany was 36 when she played the role of a 20-year-old actress working the towns of the Wild West.

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* DawsonCasting: Dana Delany as Josephine Marcus. Delany was 36 when she played the role of a 20-year-old actress working the towns of the Wild West. Also, Creator/ThomasHadenChurch as Billy Clanton; he was 33 years old, playing a man who died at age 19.
30th Oct '15 6:25:24 PM mkmckoy
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** A much heavier Creator/BillyBobThornton plays the gun-toting gambler that Wyatt throes out of the casino.
10th Jul '15 8:01:58 AM LlamaRamaDingDong
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* DuelingMovies: Dueled with ''WyattEarp'' (1994) with Creator/KevinCostner. Where Costner's film focused on a more thorough (over 3 hours!) and historically-accurate telling of Wyatt's life, ''Tombstone'' focuses mostly on the events in Tombstone and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the immediate aftermath]]. ''Tombstone'' was also the clear victor at the box office, more than doubling its modest $25 million budget with a domestic take of $56m (the equivalent of just over $80 million today). ''Wyatt Earp'', on the other hand, had more than double the budget ($65m) of ''Tombstone'' but wound up with half the gross, with a meager $26m domestic total, one of a string of flops in the mid-90s for Kevin Costner.

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* DuelingMovies: Dueled with ''WyattEarp'' (1994) with Creator/KevinCostner. Where Costner's film focused on a more thorough was an epic (over 3 hours!) and historically-accurate telling of focused on Wyatt's life, ''Tombstone'' focuses was an ensemble film centring mostly on the events in Tombstone and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the immediate aftermath]]. ''Tombstone'' was also the clear victor at the box office, more than doubling its modest $25 million budget with a domestic take of $56m (the equivalent of just over $80 million today). ''Wyatt Earp'', on the other hand, had more than double the budget ($65m) of ''Tombstone'' but wound up with half the gross, with a meager meagre $26m domestic total, one of a string of flops in the mid-90s for Kevin Costner.
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