Young Guns (1988) western film was full of top stars of
the day. The movie starred starred Emilio
Estevez as Billy the Kid, Kiefer Sutherland as Josiah
Gordon Doc Scurlock, Lou Diamond Phillips as Jose Chavez
Y Chavez, and
Charlie Sheen as Dick Brewer. Although the movie
received mixed reviews, it was a hug success at the box
office, and popular enough to warrant a sequel in 1990.
In Young Guns, Billy the Kid teams up
with his boss, John Tunstall, to battle a rival rancher
named Murphy (played by Jack Palance). When
Tunstall is killed by Murphy's men, Billy manages to get
himself, and some of his cronies, deputized.
Calling themselves the Regulators, the newly deputized
gang goes about the business of bringing Murphy and his
men to justice, in any way possible. After being
stripped of their badges, the US Army is commissioned
with bringing the gang to justice.
In the end, after a number of
spectacular, and highly un-likely, gun battles, some of
the Regulators are killed, and a few escape to fight
another day. The movie ends with Doc Scurlock
explaining what happened to the survivors as the years
went by, including Billy being killed by Pat Garrett.
In the 1990 sequel,
Young Guns 2, all of the heavy hitting stars returned,
except Sheen, and they added Christian Slater as
Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh. The movie follows the
gang just after the Lincoln County war and before Billy
the Kid was supposedly killed by his former friend, Pat
Garrett. The movie is narrated by a fellow named
Brushy Bill Roberts, who in the end, claims to be Billy