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* AgeLift: Tom O'Foliard is depicted as a fourteen-year old boy but in reality was twenty-two when killed by Pat Garrett.


* CastingGag: Creator/JamesCoburn previously played Pat Garrett in ''Film/PatGarrettAndBillyTheKid''.



* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: Chavez seemingly survives a major shootout with Garrett and his men, and staggers back into a nearby town... [[spoiler:only to die of (presumably) a gunshot wound he sustained during the battle. Billy only discovers Chavez's body after the fact]].

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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Doc is killed in an ambush, Chavez dies of a wound and Garrett is shot and killed many years later]].
* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: Chavez seemingly survives a major shootout with Garrett and his men, and staggers back into a nearby town... [[spoiler:only to die of (presumably) a gunshot wound he sustained during the battle. Billy only discovers Chavez's body after the fact]].


* KickTheDog: Pat burning down Jane's brothel for seemingly no other reason than she slept with Billy.



* MaleGaze: Invoked as part of a gambit by Jane when she strips naked and walks out of the bordello in full view of the townsfolk, thus distracting them long enough for Billy and the gang to escape.

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* MaleGaze: Invoked as part of a gambit by Jane when she strips naked and walks out of the bordello in full view of the townsfolk, thus distracting for seemingly no other reason than to let them long enough for Billy and the gang to escape.know how much she holds them in contempt.


** Also, rather than be famously shot dead by Pat Garrett, Billy's portrayed as surviving to old age by faking his death (though the first film accurately says what happened to him, aside from his supposed dying note reading "Pals"). This is based on the real life case of "Brushy" Bill Roberts, an old cowboy who claimed to be Billy the Kid shortly before his death in 1950.
*** The verifiable evidence including census data and his family's bible indicate Roberts was only about 2 years old at the time Billy the Kid died.
* AscendedFanboy: Tom was fond of reading Dime Novels about Billy the Kid which made him want to become a member of his gang. When he meets Billy in Beaver Smith's bar he's rejected at first, but Billy soon changed his mind and welcomed him into the gang.

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** Also, rather than be famously shot dead by Pat Garrett, Billy's portrayed as surviving to old age by faking his death (though the first film accurately says what happened to him, aside from his supposed dying note reading "Pals"). This is based on the real life case of "Brushy" Bill Roberts, an old cowboy who claimed to be Billy the Kid shortly before his death in 1950. \n*** The verifiable evidence including census data and his family's bible Bible indicate Roberts was only about 2 years old at the time Billy the Kid died.
* AscendedFanboy: Tom was fond of reading Dime Novels dime novels about Billy the Kid which made him want to become a member of his gang. When he meets Billy in Beaver Smith's bar he's rejected at first, but Billy soon changed his mind and welcomed him into the gang.

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*** The verifiable evidence including census data and his family's bible indicate Roberts was only about 2 years old at the time Billy the Kid died.

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Jane Greathouse.


* MsFanservice: Jane, the [[HeadTurningBeauty attractive]] FieryRedhead owner of the bordello in White Oaks, who rides out of town naked after Pat and the townsfolk drive her out, albeit covered with GodivaHair and ToplessnessFromTheBack shots.

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* MsFanservice: Jane, the [[HeadTurningBeauty attractive]] FieryRedhead owner of the bordello in White Oaks, who rides out of town naked after Pat and the townsfolk drive her out, albeit covered with GodivaHair ([[NippleAndDimed mostly]]) and ToplessnessFromTheBack shots.


[[FramingDevice In 1950]], an old man meets with a lawyer and tells him that he is "Brushy" Bill Roberts, but that his past alias was... [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Billy The Kid]]. When questioned, Bill tells the lawyer that he wants to receive a pardon from the Governor of New Mexico, and begins to relate a tale of his past exploits...

In 1881, the Regulators have gone their separate ways, but "Doc" Spurlock and Jose Chavez are captured by law enforcement and set to be executed. Billy springs back into action to rescue them before the trio head south to Mexico. Just after they escape, a local cattle baron who was wronged by the group pays one of Billy's former partners, Pat Garrett (Creator/WilliamPetersen), to hunt and kill him, setting off an explosive series of confrontations.

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[[FramingDevice In 1950]], an old man meets with a lawyer and tells him that he is "Brushy" Bill Roberts, Roberts (Creator/EmilioEstevez), but that his past alias was... [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Billy The Kid]]. When questioned, Bill tells the lawyer that he wants to receive a pardon from the Governor of New Mexico, and begins to relate a tale of his past exploits...

In 1881, the Regulators have gone their separate ways, but "Doc" Spurlock (Creator/KieferSutherland) and Jose Chavez (Creator/LouDiamondPhillips) are captured by law enforcement and set to be executed. Billy springs back into action to rescue them before the trio head south to Mexico. Just after they escape, John Chisum (Creator/JamesCoburn), a local cattle baron CattleBaron who was wronged by the group group, pays one of Billy's former partners, Pat Garrett (Creator/WilliamPetersen), to hunt and kill him, setting off an explosive series of confrontations.



** The character "William Henry French" is [[CompositeCharacter a composite]] of two real life members of the Regulators (Jim French and Henry Brown), though he bears little resemblance to either one of them.

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** The character "William Henry French" is [[CompositeCharacter a composite]] of two real life real-life members of the Regulators (Jim French and Henry Brown), though he bears little resemblance to either one of them.



%%* AscendedFanboy: Tom.

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%%* * AscendedFanboy: Tom.Tom was fond of reading Dime Novels about Billy the Kid which made him want to become a member of his gang. When he meets Billy in Beaver Smith's bar he's rejected at first, but Billy soon changed his mind and welcomed him into the gang.



* DeathOfAChild: The first person in Billy's gang to die is [[spoiler:Tommy]].



* InfantImmortality: Subverted. The first person in Billy's gang to die is [[spoiler:Tommy]].



* MaleGaze: Invoked as part of a gambit by Jane when she strips naked and walks out of the bordello is full view of the townsfolk, thus distracting them long enough for Billy and the gang to escape.

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* MaleGaze: Invoked as part of a gambit by Jane when she strips naked and walks out of the bordello is in full view of the townsfolk, thus distracting them long enough for Billy and the gang to escape.



%%* MissKitty: Jane.

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%%* * MissKitty: Jane.Jane Greathouse is young examples, being a former companion of Bill that runs a bordello in White Oaks where him and his crew take refuge for a while.
* MsFanservice: Jane, the [[HeadTurningBeauty attractive]] FieryRedhead owner of the bordello in White Oaks, who rides out of town naked after Pat and the townsfolk drive her out, albeit covered with GodivaHair and ToplessnessFromTheBack shots.


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* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: After Pat burns down her bordello for being considered a "devil's den" by the populace, Jane decides to leave town and in an last act of defiance, sheds all of her clothes in front of the crowd and rides out of naked telling the scandalized people to "Kiss my ass!"


The 1990 sequel to ''Film/YoungGuns''.

After Doc and Chavez are captured by law enforcement and set to be executed, Billy springs back into action to rescue them before the trio head south to Mexico. Just after they escape, a local cattle baron who was wronged by the group pays one of Billy's former partners, Pat Garrett, to hunt and kill him, setting off an explosive series of confrontations.

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The ''Young Guns II'' is the 1990 sequel to ''Film/YoungGuns''.

After Doc
''Film/YoungGuns'', starring several of the first film's characters and presenting a new story that picks up [[TimeSkip sometime after the events of the first film]].

[[FramingDevice In 1950]], an old man meets with a lawyer and tells him that he is "Brushy" Bill Roberts, but that his past alias was... [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Billy The Kid]]. When questioned, Bill tells the lawyer that he wants to receive a pardon from the Governor of New Mexico, and begins to relate a tale of his past exploits...

In 1881, the Regulators have gone their separate ways, but "Doc" Spurlock and Jose
Chavez are captured by law enforcement and set to be executed, executed. Billy springs back into action to rescue them before the trio head south to Mexico. Just after they escape, a local cattle baron who was wronged by the group pays one of Billy's former partners, Pat Garrett, Garrett (Creator/WilliamPetersen), to hunt and kill him, setting off an explosive series of confrontations.confrontations.

The film received mixed reviews and middling box office at release, but generated a profit on home video and received a better reception in later years, generating enough interest to result in a release of Music/AlanSilvestri's complete score for the film in 2011.



--> '''Billy:''' That was the best dollar-eighty I ever spent.

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--> '''Billy:''' That was the best dollar-eighty $1.80 I ever spent.



* BittersweetEnding: How the film ends. Billy is still alive as an old man, but laments how many of his friends are dead and gone, and how he only has scars and his memories to show for it.

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* BittersweetEnding: How Nearly every major character is dead by the film ends. end of the story, with only [[spoiler:Billy, Henley and Dave surviving through to the finale. In the epilogue, Dave is said to have been beheaded upon heading to Mexico, while Billy is still alive as an old man, (presuming that he's "Brushy" Bill) pled his case to the Governor of New Mexico in 1950, but laments how many of was discredited shortly before his friends are dead and gone, and how he only has scars and his memories to show for it.death]].



* CompositeCharacter: Hendry (Creator/AlanRuck) is actually a composite of two separate historical figures -- Jim French and Henry Brown, two of Billy's Regulators. The character traits of Hendry in the film (being timid[=/=]scared) don't correspond to the traits of the real-life figures.



* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Doc Scurlock (who died of natural causes in real life) takes Charlie Bowdre's historical place by sacrificing himself at Stinking Springs]].

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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Doc Scurlock (who died of natural causes in real life) takes Charlie Bowdre's historical place by sacrificing himself at Stinking Springs]]. Later, [[spoiler:Chavez]] dies from injuries sustained during a gunfight with Garrett and his men, but the real-life character lived for many years afterwards and enjoyed a relatively peaceful life.



* DenOfIniquity: Invoked by Garrett, when he labels Jane's bordello a "house of sin" in order to have it burned down and draw the gang out of hiding.



* HappyEndingOverride: The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue of the first film explains that Doc and Chavez went on to live happy and full lives after the Lincoln County War, and survived their exploits with Billy. [[spoiler:Come this film, their fates were changed so that Chavez dies from a lingering gunshot wound after an offscreen battle with Pat Garrett and his men, and Doc sacrifices himself so that the group can escape Garrett's ambush at Stinking Springs]].
%%* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Doc Scurlock]].

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* HappyEndingOverride: The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue of the first film explains that Doc and Chavez went on to live happy and full lives after the Lincoln County War, and survived their exploits with Billy. [[spoiler:Come this film, their fates were changed so that Chavez dies from a lingering gunshot wound after an offscreen sustained during a battle with Pat Garrett and his men, and Doc sacrifices himself so that the group can escape Garrett's ambush at Stinking Springs]].
%%* * HaveWeMet: Brutally subverted in an early scene. After dispatching members of a rival gang, Garrett comes upon an injured man and stops himself from shooting, with the latter saying they've met before. Garrett asks the man his name, and when given a response that they do know each other ("Travers, from Tula Rosa"), Garrett thinks for a moment before flatly exclaiming that he doesn't -- and then executes the injured man.
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HeroicSacrifice: Dying of injuries sustained during a sneak attack by Garrett and his men, [[spoiler: Doc Scurlock]].Scurlock]] sacrifices himself so the rest of Billy's gang can escape.



* ImpaledPalm: Chavez gets stabbed in the hand with a knife. He then proceeds to knock the fuck out of the guy who stabbed him, one of the other young guns, and casually asks if the fight is over and offers the knife back. By pulling it out.

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* ImpaledPalm: Chavez gets stabbed in the hand with a knife. He then proceeds to knock the fuck out of the guy who stabbed him, one of the other young guns, and casually asks if the fight is over and offers the knife back. By pulling it out.



* MeaningfulEcho: After Billy springs Doc and Chavez from their planned execution, he convinces the former to get involved and fight by telling an old story Tunstall relayed sometime during the events of the original, concluding with the phrase, "I shall finish the game, Doc." [[spoiler:When Doc performs his HeroicSacrifice to allow the others to escape Stinking Springs, he interrupts Billy by saying, "Let's finish the game."]]

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* MeaningfulEcho: MaleGaze: Invoked as part of a gambit by Jane when she strips naked and walks out of the bordello is full view of the townsfolk, thus distracting them long enough for Billy and the gang to escape.
* MeaningfulEcho:
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After Billy springs Doc and Chavez from their planned execution, he convinces the former to get involved and fight by telling an old story Tunstall relayed sometime during the events of the original, concluding with the phrase, "I shall finish the game, Doc." [[spoiler:When Doc performs his HeroicSacrifice to allow the others to escape Stinking Springs, he interrupts Billy by saying, "Let's finish the game."]]"]]
** "Yoohoo, I'll make you famous," used during Billy's confrontation with Chisum near the beginning, and later reused as the final shot of the movie.



* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:Dave's fate]], as revealed during the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.



* RidingIntoTheSunset: Seen when "Brushy" Bill walks off in the ending, though this is somewhat subverted when Phalen runs after him and tries to get him to talk more to him.
* SayMyName: Invoked in the ending:
--> '''Phalen:''' Mr. Roberts... Bill... ''BILLY!''



* TemptingFate: The premise that kicks off the film. Billy, Doc and Chavez could have just headed down to Mexico and waited for things to blow over, but the former instead decides to antagonize a cattle baron and force him to pay an uncollected debt before they leave. As a result, the baron hires Billy's old partner to track him down and kill him.

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* TemptingFate: TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: Chavez seemingly survives a major shootout with Garrett and his men, and staggers back into a nearby town... [[spoiler:only to die of (presumably) a gunshot wound he sustained during the battle. Billy only discovers Chavez's body after the fact]].
* TemptingFate:
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The premise that kicks off the film. Billy, Doc and Chavez could have just headed down to Mexico and waited for things to blow over, but the former instead decides to antagonize a cattle baron and force him to pay an uncollected debt before they leave. As a result, the baron hires Billy's old partner to track him down and kill him.him.
** Also invoked with the Sheriff, Bill, who tries to stop Billy ''after'' being disarmed of one of his weapons ''and'' is being held at gunpoint, being told several times not to make a move.




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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The film ends by listing the fates of several characters, including Dave, Garrett and "Brushy" Bill.

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* FakeOutOpening: Over the credits, an old prospector-type guy leads his mule across the desert. Which is fine, since this is a western -- but then he's passed by a stake-bed truck. It's actually 1950, and the old guy is "Brushy Bob" Roberts, is on his way to tell an attorney about his life in the old West (by narrating the rest of the film).


* BondOneLiner: After shooting a sheriff with a shotgun loaded with 18 dimes, Billy says "Best $1.80 I've ever spent."



* TooDumbToLive: A sheriff tries to shoot Billy, even though Billy already has a gun on him and warns him several times not to. Guess what happens.

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* TooDumbToLive: A sheriff tries to shoot Billy, even though Billy already has a gun on him and [[DontMakeMeDestroyYou warns him several times not to.to]]. Guess what happens.

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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Doc Spurlock (who died of natural causes in real life) takes Charlie Bowdre's historical place by sacrificing himself at Stinking Springs]].

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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Doc Spurlock Scurlock (who died of natural causes in real life) takes Charlie Bowdre's historical place by sacrificing himself at Stinking Springs]].



%%* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Doc Spurlock]].
* HumanShield: [[spoiler:Doc Spurlock]] dies in this way, taking the full impact of multiple rounds fired at him by Garrett and his men while the rest of the group uses his body as cover as they run around a corner.

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%%* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Doc Spurlock]].
Scurlock]].
* HumanShield: [[spoiler:Doc Spurlock]] Scurlock]] dies in this way, taking the full impact of multiple rounds fired at him by Garrett and his men while the rest of the group uses his body as cover as they run around a corner.

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