Wyatt Earp Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Wyatt Earp the Movie

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Revisionist epic suffers from bad timing as it follows "Tombstone" in telling the story of tarnished badge Earp (Costner), his brothers, and tubercular friend Doc Holliday (Quaid). Costner is barely believable as a 20-something lad, but fares better as he ages. Forty pounds lighter and likely delusional from lack of food, Quaid is unrecognizable but terrific, hacking his way to supporting Oscar territory. 'Course, Val Kilmer got there first. Huge cast finds screen time precious, even though film is some 40 minutes too long, due to prolonged intro to early Wyatt life. Originally envisioned as a TV miniseries till sheriff Costner took a hankering to bring tall tale to the big screen. Filmed on location in Sante Fe, New Mexico. For the full Earp effect, see it with "Tombstone" and relive the legend.


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Available on VHS
Running time 191 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Westerns, Biopics: Cops & Robbers, Brothers & Sisters, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, U.S. Marshals, Gunslingers, Pardners
Dan Gordon, Lawrence Kasdan
James Gammon, Randle Mell, Lewis Smith, Ian Bohen, Alison Elliott, MacKenzie Astin, John Dennis Johnston, Jack Kehler, Kris Kamm, Michael Huddleston, John Doe, Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Jeff Fahey, Mark Harmon, Michael Madsen, Catherine O'Hara, Bill Pullman, Isabella Rossellini, Tom Sizemore, JoBeth Williams, Mare Winningham, Betty Buckley, Adam Baldwin, Rex Linn, Todd Allen, David Andrews, Linden Ashby, Annabeth Gish, Joanna Going, Martin Kove, Tea Leoni, James Caviezel, Karen Grassle, Owen Roizman
Owen Roizman
Lawrence Kasdan
James Newton Howard
Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner, Lawrence Kasdan, Jon Slan, Dan Gordon, Charles Okun, Michael Grillo, TIG Productions, Kasdan Pictures, Warner Bros.


Golden Raspberries 1994: Worst Remake/Sequel, Worst Actor (Costner).

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