Monday, January 23, 2012

Young Guns II

1990 Action Western Film

Director: Geoff Murphy

Writer: John Fusco

Cinematography: Dean Semler

Running time: 104 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: Yoo-Hoo, I'll make ya famous!
Emilio Estevez as William H. "Billy the Kid" Bonney
Kiefer Sutherland as Josiah Gordon "Doc" Scurlock
Lou Diamond Phillips as Jose Chavez y Chavez
Christian Slater as "Arkansas" Dave Rudabaugh
William Petersen as Patrick Floyd "Pat" Garrett
Alan Ruck as Hendry William French
R. D. Call as D.A. Rynerson
James Coburn as John Chisum
Balthazar Getty as Tom O'Folliard
Jack Kehoe as Ashmun Upson
Robert Knepper as Deputy Carlyle
Tom Kurlander as J. W. Bell
Viggo Mortensen as John W. Poe
Leon Rippy as Robert "Bob" Ollinger
Tracey Walter as Beever Smith
Bradley Whitford as Charles Phalen
Scott Wilson as Governor Lew Wallace
Jenny Wright as Jane Greathouse
John Hammil as Pendleton
Howie Young as Poe Posse
Mike Diamente as Brunello
Jerry Gardner as Sheriff Kimbel

Billy "The Kid" and his gang are wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured, Billy has to save them. They escape and set south for Mexico. "Let's hire a thief to catch one", John S. Chisum said, so he paid Pat Garrett, one of Billy's former partners, $1000 for the killing of William H. Bonney aka Billy "The Kid".

  1. ASCAP Award- Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures
    Jon Bon Jovi (For the song "Blaze of Glory".)- ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards
  2. Golden Globe- Best Original Song - Motion Picture Jon Bon Jovi (For the song "Blaze of Glory".)- Golden Globes, USA

Emilio Estevez originally approached Jon Bon Jovi to ask him for permission to include the song "Wanted Dead or Alive" on the soundtrack. Bon Jovi didn't feel the songs lyrics were appropriate; however, he was inspired by the project and resolved to write a new song for the film that would be more in keeping with the period and setting. He quickly wrote the song "Blaze of Glory", and performed it on acoustic guitar in the New Mexico desert for Estevez and John Fusco.


5 stars out of 5 stars

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