“Dear Governor Axtell. I’ve heard that you will give 200 dollars for my head. Perhaps we should meet and talk. I am at the Juarez village at the border. Send 3 men, and instruct them not to shoot, as I am unarmed. In short, Sir; I surrender. Your obedient servant William H. Bonney,” William H. Bonney said.
Young Guns was a movie about outlaws who were like U.S. Marshall’s in the old west. We look at names like Billy the Kid and Wild Bill, but one thing this movie does is throws the whole history out the window and creates its own universe.
Here is the basic plot…John Tunstall (Terence Stamp), a distinguished British gentleman, employs downtrodden youths to tend his herd on the New Mexican frontier. When Tunstall is gunned down by the crooked Lawrence G. Murphy (Jack Palance), a ragtag group of cow hands — including Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland), Richard Brewer (Charlie Sheen) and young William “Billy the Kid” Bonney (Emilio Estevez) — ride forth in search of bloody vengeance for the death of their beloved mentor.
The film was directed by Christopher Cain and the music was done by John Bon Jovi.
The score was composed by Anthony Marinelli, and Brian Banks.
You can get the soundtrack on Amazon.
Would you like some clips?
Here you go…
Dead or Alive by John Bon Jovi
Young Guns Theme
Billy Escapes Tunstal Ranch
Well that’s all for this week. Look forward to next week when I bring you The Little Mermaid! Happy Listening!