Lawrence Kasdan (SILVERADO) co-wrote and directed this disastrous star vehicle for Kevin Costner, a slow-moving, portentous biopic that purports to tell the real story of American icon Wyatt Earp.
In the days of westward expansion, Nicholas Earp (Gene Hackman), a stern attorney who preaches respect for the law, takes his family to California. Young Wyatt displays an affinity for shooting things, but he's nauseated when he witnesses his first gunfight. The grown Wyatt (Costner), now a
teamster, would rather elude bandits than kill them. In camp, he refrains from dallying with local prostitutes, since he's pledged his heart to the lovely Urilla (Annabeth Gish), ...