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Young Guns II

Rating:PG-13
Genre:Action/Adventure, Western
Release Date:August 1, 1990
Running time:104 minutes
Cast:Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater, William L. Petersen
Director:Geoff Murphy
Producer:Paul Schiff, Irby Smith
Writer:John Fusco
Distributor:20th Century Fox

Description: Only three of the original five young guns -- Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) -- return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his race to safety in Old Mexico while being trailed by a group of government agents led by Pat Garrett (William Petersen). Along the way, Billy's crew gains three new recruits: Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh (Christian Slater), Tom O'Folliard (Balthazar Getty), and Hendry French (Alan Ruck). Though the film suffers from an uneven script, many performances -- particularly Slater's -- are surprisingly strong, and the movie looks great. The theme song, Blaze of Glory, is performed by Jon Bon Jovi in his first solo appearance; the rocker also has a cameo in the film.~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Movie Guide

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