Young Guns II

Young Guns II

Geoff Murphy (1990)

99min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this western sequel, Billy the Kid, as portrayed by Emilio Estevez with scene-stealing shamelessness, comes across as little more than a violent show-off. Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips also return from the first film, but this time the tone is less certain, wavering uneasily between a serious appreciation of the western (in particular the grand visual punch of John Ford) and an in-joke with the audience. There are bumps in the script that should have been flattened in pre-production, while attempts at earnest comment largely slip by unnoticed.

Summary

Billy the Kid springs two of his gang from jail and they head south together for the Mexican border. Meanwhile, a wealthy cattle rancher wants the notorious gunfighter dead, and pays Billy's former partner Pat Garrett to take on the job. Western sequel, starring Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater and William L Petersen.

Cast & Crew

William H Bonney / Brushy Bill Roberts Emilio Estevez
Josiah "Doc" Scurlock Kiefer Sutherland
Chavez Y Chavez Lou Diamond Phillips
Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh Christian Slater
Pat Garrett William L Petersen
Hendry French Alan Ruck
DA Ryerson R D Call
John Chisum James Coburn
Tom O'Folliard Balthazar Getty
Ashmun Upson Jack Kehoe
Deputy Carlyle Robert Knepper
John W Poe Viggo Mortensen
Robert "Bob Ollinger Leon Rippy
Beever Smith Walter. Tracey
Governor Lewis Wallace Scott Wilson
Jane Greathouse Jenny Wright
Director Geoff Murphy
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for brief nudity,and some of its language and violence. Available on: video and DVD
Drama