Young Guns follows the life of outlaw Billy the Kid. He was an orphan kid when an English merchant takes him in. He requires Billy and the rest of the Regulators to perform ranch hand duties. When Tunstall is gunned down by rival merchant Murphy, Billy gathers his regulators and goes on an all out killing spree avenging Tunstalls' death. The Regulators then set out to fint the rest of murphy's gang under legal actions. When these actions are abused the law turns on Billy and his gang of Regulators. They escape the law many of times with the help of local towns. When the law can't seem to get a grip on billy, murphy hires a bounty hunter to track him down but is also unsuccessful. When all else fails the U.S. government has to step in and send the army.
The review of this Movie prepared by Joe Crow
It is a revenge sort of movie. Billy has to kill everyone who killed his friend John Tunstall.
The review of this Movie prepared by Devon
Young Guns is the fictionalized story of William H. Bonney, later to be known as the notorious outlaw Blly the Kid. Estevez plays Billy, a likeable if antisocial young fast gun who is taken in by John Tunstall, a local merchant. When competitors kill the merchant and rob Billy of the only father figure he ever had, the Kid vows to avenge his mentor. What follows is perhaps the rootinest tootinest ninety minutes this cowpoke has ever seen. Great cast, great dialogue, and Estevez's trademark cackle after each murder is nothing short of a gift. Young Guns is an underappreciated western that really captures the rebelious spirit of the alienated youth. Nothing short of a classic. One complaint: No continuity between part one and part two. Also in part two there's the Selsa Baca scene, but that's another story....
The review of this Movie prepared by LittleCasino
OK. Maybe the greatest all time Western ever! I know that's a little excessive, but there is a burgeoning love of this movie sweeping across the underbelly of the US right now.
This is Laugh Out Loud funny. But it also manages to leave you with a sense of 'what if'. Imagine a world where a man had to live by his own laws, his own set of six-guns!
I'm sold, and that's my word!
Billy the Kid travels New Mexico territory righting wrongs, and getting under the skin of every big shot politician and outlaw(read, the same) in the area. It's his home, and he's not about to let anyone get in the way of his ideals!
Truly, a great movie, one that every young person should see... and one that every old person should know by heart!
The review of this Movie prepared by Billybonney
Young Guns attempts to follow the life of Billy the Kid and his Regulators. There was a movie similiar to it in the 70's, however I feel that this movie catches the story in a more exciting way, that would be useful in teaching your children or students about an important figure in America's "old west". The movie depicts how Billy the Kid went from gaining back some of the good life by meating Tunstall, an English rancher, to losing that stabilty when Murphy a rival Irish rancher kills Tunstall and thus send Billy and his fellow ranch hands on a life and death chase. They start out on the right side of the law as Regulars with commisioned badges (used by legal bounty hunters at the time) to track down those who killed their former employer, but after their foreman (Charlie Sheen) is killed by a bounty hunter Billy (Emilio Estevez) decides to pay a visit to the local town, and in doing so become outlaws. On the run Billy will eventually lead his gang back into Lincoln Country to finish off Murphy himself.
The review of this Movie prepared by Justin Tread
This is a very stupid if entertaining western. Loosely based on the Lincoln County War (very loosely, I suspect), the story concerns a group of youthful toughs whose mentor -- (Stamp) a rancher who is trying to teach them some manners and their alphabet as well as cowpunching -- is gunned down by a gang hired by a rival rancher. The boys, who call themselves The Regulators, are temporarily deputized to bring in the killers, but the shooting gets out of hand and they find themselves on the run. One of their number will supposedly become Billy the Kid (Estevez). The cast is okay, especially supporting actors Dermot Mulroney and Casey Siemaszko, but writer John Fusco should have been taken out and shot. How do outlaws on the run in the mountains get their hands on a newspaper? How likely are these unlettered toughs to be able to reference Poe? Would a Native American like the brave played by Diamond-Phillips really take a bunch of palefaces on a sacred peyote trip? Skip this turkey in favor of a more heartfelt western like "Unforgiven," "The Searchers," or even "The Undefeated."
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus