[Pic of Val Kilmer as Doc 
Holliday] This is certainly one of my favorite movies of all time. I have watched it many a time, and can recite virtually all of the lines, especially those of Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo. Ringo, portrayed by Michael Biehn, is my favorite character, his wry intelligence only matched by his consuming evilness. Holliday is portrayed by Val Kilmer, who does a wonderful job with this dentist-turned gambling gunslinger. Kurt Russell also does a good job in shining a hard light on the character of Wyatt Earp.

Dana Delany provides this films only fault: romance. Tombstone really falls down in this arena. Historically, Josephine Marcus, Delany's character, is reputed as a showbiz tramp. Many feel that she seduced Wyatt, leading Wyatt's wife of the time, Mattie Blaylock Earp, to commit suicide. Delany proves far too prudish to imply even more than a junior-high crush.

[Pic of Kurt Russell and Val as Wyatt Earp 
and Doc] But westerns have never been great romance films. Tombstone is fairly accurate historically. In fact, some of the more unbelieveable scenes (such as Bill Brosius missing Wyatt three times from point-blank range before Earp cuts him in half with a shotgun) are actually documented. The Shootout at OK Corral is portrayed almost exactly as courtroom proceedings have described it. (see some of the excerpts that I have found) The Clantons and McLaurys were deadly rivals of the Earps, and this feud caused many casualties on both sides. The Earps were no angels, and I think that Jarre's script does a good job in getting that idea across.

If you have not seen this movie yet, please make tracks to your local video store. Tombstone is a masterful blend of history, action, and wit. I hope that you thoroughly enjoy the following links. Some are mine, some are others'; with all of them I hope to consummate the experience that is...Tombstone

Whoa there, horsey! My Tombstone operations are no longer based here at Swarthmore. As of Feb 2002, they have moved, . So you will all have to send your questions and your attention to the Latest Tombstone site!

Big Thanks to everyone that was emailed me! Sorry I haven't gotten back to you all individually; but you know how it is, right? Your emails make all the work I put into this site worth it!! [Pic
of Movie Poster]


Have a question? Check out the Tombstone FAQ and you might find an answer! Lots of information there for anyone interested in Tombstone or the West in general!

Don't know any latin? Want to know what Doc and Ringo were saying in the movie? Well I know...You may learn as the LATIN DUEL PAGE!

Be sure to take the Tombstone Purity Test before you go! I'm a whopping 45% pure! Are any of you more diehard than that?

All of the Best Sounds from Tombstone are available here. Thirteen Megabytes of Tombstone!

Want to know what happened at the Shootout at OK Corral? The answer is here.

If you really want the Clanton's side of the story, you should check out The Notorious Clanton Gang Homepage!

You can peruse Biblenet to read their translation of Johnny Ringo's Biblical Quote

Check out Tombstone on the Internet Movie Database! All the information you could want on the movie is available there.

A Fairly Accurate Review by Scott Renshaw can be found here....and Mark Leeper has another review that talks about historical accuracy.

Dylan's Tombstone Page v1.0:
Online since Jan 1996

Dylan W Humphrey
Swarthmore Class of 1998