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* DuelingMovies: 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]]. While neither film was a hit upon its release, ''Tombstone'' earned $56 million at the box office against a $25 million budget, meaning that it likely made a modest profit after all expenses. It has also been VindicatedByCable and become something of a classic western. ''Wyatt Earp'', on the other hand, was a big flop, earning only $26 million against a budget of $65 million and quickly getting forgotten.

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* DuelingMovies: Duelled with ''WyattEarp'' ''Film/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]]. While neither film was a hit upon its release, ''Tombstone'' earned $56 million at the box office against a $25 million budget, meaning that it likely made a modest profit after all expenses. It has also been VindicatedByCable and become something of a classic western. ''Wyatt Earp'', on the other hand, was a big flop, earning only $26 million against a budget of $65 million and quickly getting forgotten.


* CastTheRunnerUp:
** Longtime veteran western actor Creator/GlennFord had originally signed on as Marshall White; however, poor health forced him to withdraw. The role went to Harry Carey, Jr., who was originally cast as a wagonmaster.
** Creator/RobertMitchum was originally cast as Old Man Clanton, but the part was dropped from the script after he was injured falling off his horse. He did narrate the film.



** Longtime veteran western actor Creator/GlennFord had originally signed on as Marshall White; however, poor health forced him to withdraw. The role went to Harry Carey, Jr., who was originally cast as a wagonmaster.


* AllStarCast: Let's see...Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ValKilmer, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/SamElliott, Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/MichaelBiehn, Creator/DanaDelany, Creator/StephenLang, Creator/MichaelRooker, Creator/BillyBobThornton and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many more...]]

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* AllStarCast: Let's see...Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ValKilmer, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/SamElliott, Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/MichaelBiehn, Creator/DanaDelany, Creator/StephenLang, Creator/MichaelRooker, Creator/BillyBobThornton and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many more...]]more.]] There's even one special appearance during Doc's introduction. The actor? You guessed it: Frank Stallone!


* AllStarCast: Let's see...Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ValKilmer, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/SamElliott, Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/MichaelBiehn, Creator/DanaDelaney, Creator/StephenLang, Creator/MichaelRooker, Creator/BillyBobThornton and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many more...]]

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* AllStarCast: Let's see...Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ValKilmer, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/SamElliott, Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/MichaelBiehn, Creator/DanaDelaney, Creator/DanaDelany, Creator/StephenLang, Creator/MichaelRooker, Creator/BillyBobThornton and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many more...]]

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* AllStarCast: Let's see...Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ValKilmer, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/SamElliott, Creator/PowersBoothe, Creator/MichaelBiehn, Creator/DanaDelaney, Creator/StephenLang, Creator/MichaelRooker, Creator/BillyBobThornton and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many more...]]

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* TheCastShowoff: Creator/ValKilmer is skilled at fingerwalking (the art of rolling something over and through his fingers), which he famously does with a poker chip in his first scene.
** Michael Biehn gets to do some particularly spectacular GunTwirling in the bar scene opposite Kilmer.


* DuelingMovies: 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.

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* DuelingMovies: 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]]. While neither film was a hit upon its release, ''Tombstone'' was also the clear victor earned $56 million at the box office, more than doubling its modest office against a $25 million budget with budget, meaning that it likely made a domestic take modest profit after all expenses. It has also been VindicatedByCable and become something of $56m (the equivalent of just over $80 million today). a classic western. ''Wyatt Earp'', on the other hand, had more than double the was a big flop, earning only $26 million against a 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.$65 million and quickly getting forgotten.


** Creator/ThomasHadenChurch as Billy Clanton; he was 33 years old, playing a man who died at age 19.
** Then-72-year old Harry Carey Jr. plays Marshal Fred White, who only lived to be 31 years old.


* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Creator/BillyBobThornton's lines were ad-libbed, as he was told only to "be a bully".



** Creator/BillyBobThornton’s lines were ad-libbed, as he was only told to “be a bully”.


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** Doc Holiday's wink to Billy Clanton just before the culmination of the O.K. Corral gun fight was completely improvised by Kilmer


* EnforcedMethodActing: Creator/StephenLang was drunk when most of his scenes were filmed.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: According to Creator/GeorgeCosmatos on the DVD commentary, Creator/StephenLang was drunk when most of his scenes were filmed.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Creator/StephenLang was drunk when most of his scenes were filmed.


* DawsonCasting: Creator/DanaDelany 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.

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* DawsonCasting: DawsonCasting:
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Creator/DanaDelany 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,
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Creator/ThomasHadenChurch as Billy Clanton; he was 33 years old, playing a man who died at age 19.



** Virgil Earp was 38 at the time of the events. Creator/SamElliott was 49.



* MissingTrailerScene: A love scene between Wyatt and Josephine was cut, because George P. Cosmatos did not want to consume the love story so fast. Part of the scene can be seen in the movie trailer. The scene was after they fortuitously ran into each other riding horses.



* ThrowItIn: Creator/BillyBobThornton’s lines were ad-libbed, as he was only told to “be a bully”.

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* ThrowItIn: ThrowItIn:
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Creator/BillyBobThornton’s lines were ad-libbed, as he was only told to “be a bully”.



* 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 Creator/GlennFord had originally signed on as Marshall White; however, poor health forced him to withdraw.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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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 Creator/GlennFord had originally signed on as Marshall White; however, poor health forced him to withdraw. The role went to Harry Carey, Jr., who was originally cast as a wagonmaster.





* 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. Creator/MichaelBiehn denies this, however. In 2017 Kilmer stated that at the very least Russell poured in a massive amount of behind-the-scenes effort to keep the film on track after Jarre was fired.

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* 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. Creator/MichaelBiehn denies this, however. In 2017 Kilmer stated that at the very least Russell poured in a massive amount of behind-the-scenes effort to keep the film on track after Jarre was fired.fired, even going so far as to reduce his on-screen presence in order to focus on behind-the-scenes issues.


* 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. Creator/MichaelBiehn denies this, however.

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* 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. Creator/MichaelBiehn denies this, however. In 2017 Kilmer stated that at the very least Russell poured in a massive amount of behind-the-scenes effort to keep the film on track after Jarre was fired.


* 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.

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* DawsonCasting: Dana Delany Creator/DanaDelany 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.

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