History Trivia / Tombstone

4th Oct '16 3:36:59 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ReCut: An extended version was released on DVD.
19th Sep '16 6:00:51 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* TroubledProduction: From the start, Creator/KevinCostner 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 ''Film/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 Creator/MichaelBiehn has denied Russell's claims, and at least some of Jarre's directorial work is still in the film. As a cherry on top of all of this, the actor playing Old Man Clanton, Creator/RobertMitchum, 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, Creator/KevinCostner 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 ''Film/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'', ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', so he was at the very least agreeable to actor input), although Creator/MichaelBiehn has denied Russell's claims, and at least some of Jarre's directorial work is still in the film. As a cherry on top of all of this, the actor playing Old Man Clanton, Creator/RobertMitchum, 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.
21st Aug '16 8:41:25 AM eroock
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** Mickey Rourke turned down the role of Johnny Ringo.

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** Mickey Rourke Creator/MickeyRourke turned down the role of Johnny Ringo.
14th Aug '16 10:17:24 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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 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 meager $26m domestic total, one of a string of flops in the mid-90s for Kevin Costner.
* DyeingForYourArt: ValKilmer got the emaciated and sickly look of Doc Holliday by eating almost nothing but onions and tomatoes for weeks before filming started.
* 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 ''Film/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 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.

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** Then-72-year old Harry Carey Jr. plays Marshal Fred White, who only lived to be 31 years old.
* DeletedScene: Many scenes/subplots cut from the film still did not make the expanded DVD version: one sequence was the Cowboys' bonfire rally/mourning scene, which takes place the night they buried the OK Corral dead.
* DuelingMovies: Dueled Duelled 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 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 meager $26m domestic total, one of a string of flops in the mid-90s for Kevin Costner.
* DyeingForYourArt: ValKilmer Creator/ValKilmer got the emaciated and sickly look of Doc Holliday by eating almost nothing but onions and tomatoes for weeks before filming started.
* RealLifeRelative: Wyatt Earp's fifth cousin, Wyatt Earp, plays Billy Claiborne.
* ReCut: An extended version was released on DVD.
* ThrowItIn: Creator/BillyBobThornton’s lines were ad-libbed, as he was only told to “be a bully”.
** It was Creator/ValKilmer’s idea to whistle on the way to the O.K. Corral.
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TroubledProduction: From the start, Kevin Costner Creator/KevinCostner 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 ''Film/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 Creator/MichaelBiehn has denied Russell's claims, and at least some of Jarre's directorial work is still in the film. As a cherry on top of all of this, the actor playing Old Man Clanton, Robert Mitchum, Creator/RobertMitchum, 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.
* WagTheDirector: In an interview with True West magazine in October 2006, Creator/KurtRussell admits that after original director Kevin Jarre was fired, he directed a majority of the picture. According to Russell, credited director George P. Cosmatos served merely to make things run smoothly.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/RichardGere was originally cast as Wyatt Earp with Creator/WillemDafoe as Doc Holiday. Buena Vista refused to distribute the film if he was cast, due to Dafoe's role in ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist''.
** Longtime veteran western actor Glenn Ford had originally signed on as Marshall White; however, poor health forced him to withdraw.
** Mickey Rourke turned down the role of Johnny Ringo.
** Music/JerryGoldsmith was originally attached to score this film but unfortunately had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts.
** In an interview in the late 1990s, Creator/JohnCarpenter claimed he almost directed this film.
** Kevin Jarre's original script was significantly longer than the final film. It was intended to be an epic, detailing the lives of all the combatant parties in the story.
14th Aug '16 7:23:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: A much heavier Creator/BillyBobThornton plays the gun-toting gambler that Wyatt throes out of the casino.
2nd Aug '16 4:23:50 AM Morgenthaler
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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 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.

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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''.''Film/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 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.
30th Jul '16 8:40:02 PM mkmckoy
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* HeyItsThatGuy: A much heavier Creator/BillyBobThornton plays the gun-toting gambler that Wyatt throes out of the casino.
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.
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