Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory (1990)
|Source of story
||The first movie and real events
||This film starts by featuring an old man who meets a lawyer in 1950 claiming to be Billy the Kid, and in support of his claim he tells the story. This was a real event. The old man was Brushy Bill Roberts and the film created an interest in his story.
||Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater, William Petersen, Alan Ruck, James Coburn, Viggo Mortensen
||Vigilantes get the gang together, to hang them, and Billy the Kid is tricked into surrendering on being promised a pardon. They all escape and head for Mexico but are chased across the landcape by a group led by their former gang member Pat Garrett. Can the gang outrun the posse and get to safety?
||A load of gunfights in a variety of situations. The gang and their pursuers ride across the landscape of New Mexico. There is a bit of nudity (the person who wrote the content advisory on IMDb saw more than I did) a bit of implied sex and some drinking.
||The John Bon Jovi theme song “Blaze of Glory” was nominated for an Oscar and it was great to see James Coburn, not the greatest actor in the world but a phenomenal screen presence. All in all worth watching if you like westerns, and noteworthy for prompting interest in the Brushy Bill Roberts story.
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