Billy "The Kid" and his gang is wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured…
Release Year: 1990
Rating: 6.1/10 (14,018 voted)
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips
Billy "The Kid" and his gang is 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".
Writers: John Fusco, John Fusco
William H. 'Billy the Kid' Bonney
Josiah Gordon 'Doc' Scurlock
Lou Diamond Phillips
'Jose' Chavez y Chavez
Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh
Patrick Floyd 'Pat' Garrett
Hendry William French
John Simpson Chisum
John W. Poe
Robert 'Bob' Ollinger
The West just got wilder.
Release Date: 1 August 1990
Filming Locations: Bisbee, Arizona, USA
Did You Know?
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.
In the scene where the gang is surround by Garrett's men and Doc is shot, Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh is seen standing straight against the wall holding both guns up, after Billy hands Doc a second gun, Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh can be seen crouched with the right hand gun parallel to his side. In the next shot he is standing against the wall again with the guns held up.
William H. Bonney:
"Buckshot George", that's your name. You wanted a name, that's it. "Buckshot George". It's a good name.
My name is Hendry William French.
William H. Bonney:
That's a good name too.
I'll Make Ya Famous…
YOUNG GUNS 2 was a stunning achievement, a sequel that
managed to surpass its brilliant predecessor, 1988's YOUNG
GUNS. YOUNG GUNS 2 follows the story of Billy the Kid, already
an outlaw and now riding with the cow thief Pat Garrett. Garrett is
offered the position of Sheriff by the Governor, who finds himself
constantly cowed in his efforts to catch Billy the Kid. In the
Governor's mind, you must hire a thief to catch one, hence Garrett
is the perfect choice. Pat Garrett, who has long planned to go
respectable, siezes the opportunity and turns on his friend and
partner. What follows is a great western adventure, rich with
themes of sin and redemption and the tragedy of brother against
brother. That alone makes a great flick. But then YOUNG GUNS 2
offers the question… what if Pat Garrett was conflicted about his
choice? What if he still had feelings for the Kid? What if he let him
go? This is good stuff, folks. The leads do the material justice,
with Estevez jumping back into the role of Billy like an old and
comfortable suit that still fits perfectly. William Petersen gives a
nuanced performance as Pat Garrett, a man driven by both loyalty
and selfishness. Of course no review of this film should fail to
herald the talents of Lou Diamond Phillips. Phillips is an actor
who constantly seems to raise the bar for himself, and YOUNG
GUNS 2 is no exception. His Chavez is MORE spiritual, MORE
effortlessly wise… dare I say MORE Indian than he was even in the
first installment. Hopefully, Phillips will be with us for a very long
time. Kiefer Sutherland, Christian Slater, Balthazar Getty, and Alan
Ruck round out the talented cast. So finally, do yourself a favor
with this one, YOUNG GUNS 2 is an amazing film experience.