An epic (at least in length), personal telling of the life of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. This dark film traces the early development of his strong sense of family loyalty and follows his career as a marshal with his brothers and his friend Doc Holliday. Academy Award Nominations: Best Cinematography.
Gene Hackman - Oscar-winning actor, THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Eugene Alder - Oscar-winning actor, THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Catherine O'Hara - Emmy-winning American actress, BEETLE JUICE,
JoBeth Williams - American actress, ON HOPE, POLTERGEIST
Isabella Rossellini - Italian Actress, BLUE VELVET
Tom Sizemore - American Actor
Dan Gordon - Screenwriter, TV and Film, began in late '70s, HURRICANE
Mare Winningham - American Film/TV Actress, GEORGIA
Lawrence Kasdan - Director/Screenwriter/Prod.
Larry Kasdan - Director/Screenwriter/Prod.
Bill Pullman - American actor
Mark Harmon - Actor
Michael Madsen - Actor, RESEVOIR DOGS/KILL BILL VOL. 2
Kevin Costner - Oscar winning American actor, director, DANCES WITH WOLVES
Jeff Fahey - American Actor
Dennis Quaid - American actor, FREQUENCY (2000)
Epic biography about legendary cowboy Wyatt Earp. The film spans Earp's life, from his youth, when blood and gore made him deeply uncomfortable, to his role in the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, to his becoming a rigid, by-the-book sheriff. Also dramatized are Earp's relationships with his brothers and their wives, and with loyal friend Doc Holliday, who is dying of tuberculosis.
Shot in Technicolor and Dolby. Copyright 1994 Warner Bros. Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...Sweeping landscapes and visual splendour..." - 09/01/1994 Sight and Sound, p.53-4
"...[A film of] vast, strong ambition....[Doc Holliday is] spectacularly played by [Quaid]..." - 06/24/1994 New York Times, p.C1
"...WYATT EARP is meaty enough to make you want to bone up on its legendary subject..." -- 3 out of 4 stars - 06/24/1994 USA Today, p.1D
"...Of all the almost numberless picture made about Earp and Tombstone, this is probably the most true to life..." - 06/24/1994 Los Angeles Times, p.F1
"Quaid won huge praise for his withered, consumptive Doc Holliday..." - 03/01/2005 Uncut, p.65
"[A] monumental take on the legendary gunfighter..." - 06/01/2005 Premiere, p.123