Tombstone (Cosmatos, 1993)

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Fletch F. Fletch
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#1 Post by Fletch F. Fletch » Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:27 pm

I've always enjoyed this movie on a pulpy, B-movie level -- especially Val Kilmer's performance which is easily a career highlight as he steals every scene he's in. I also enjoy all the character actors running around in this movie: Powers Boothe (always liked him, so cool to see him pop up in Sin City), Michael Biehn, Stephen Lang, Sam Elliott, etc.

I ran across an interesting bit about the movie on the Hollywood Elsewhere site. Apparently, Kurt Russell did an interview with True West magazine and claims that he ghost-directed the movie!

Here's the Elsewhere blurb.

And here's (a pdf of) the actual interview.

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#2 Post by Polybius » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:22 am

Fletch F. Fletch wrote:especially Val Kilmer's performance which is easily a career highlight as he steals every scene he's in.
Agreed, and I can't stand him, normally.

I love Wyatt Earp films. I would honestly put this alongside, or at least somewhere in the vicinity of, My Darling Clementine, Gunfight at the OK Corral and Hour of the Gun.

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#3 Post by hangthadj » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:02 am

For what it's worth Val Kilmer actuially showed up and held his own alongside Robert Downey Jr. in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang as well, which shocked the hell outta me.

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#4 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:26 pm

I thought he was excellent in The Salton Sea, but honestly I think Dennis Quaid did a better Doc Holiday in Wyatt Earp.

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