Tombstone Vs. Wyatt Earp

It was the battle of the Earps. Lawrence Kasdan, writer of 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' and 'The Empire Strikes Back', took on 'Rambo: First Blood Part II' helmsman George P. Cosmatos in the Wild West. Both films featured the moustachioed lawman heavily, Kurt Russell playing him in 'Tombstone' and Kevin Costner in 'Wyatt Earp'. 'Tombstone' was a straight-up romp of guns and galloping tuberculosis, with Val Kilmer turning in a dazzling performance as the sickly booze hound Doc Holiday. Sadly, Kasdan's treatment was flabby, over-sincere, and at 191 minutes, a buttock-paralysing marathon. No one liked it, and it flopped horrifically, making $25 million on a $63 million production budget. Ouch.

Photo by Buena Vista Pictures/Warner Bros. Apr 24, 2013


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