Young Guns is a 1988 American biographical Western film directed by Christopher Cain and written by John Fusco. The film is the first to be produced by Morgan Creek Productions. The film stars Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Casey Siemaszko, Terence Stamp, Terry O'Quinn, Brian Keith, a brief cameo by Tom Cruise, and Jack Palance.
In 1870s Lincoln County, New Mexico, English cattleman John Tunstall hires a wayward young gunman named Billy to join the "Regulators" who live and work on his ranch: Doc Scurlock, Jose Chavez y Chavez, Dick Brewer, "Dirty" Steve Stephens, and Charlie Bowdre. Tunstall tries to educate and civilize the young men in his employ, and clashes with rival rancher Lawrence Murphy, a well-connected Irishman in league with the corrupt Santa Fe Ring.
|events||Lincoln County War|
|keywords||alexander mcsween billy the kid bloodshed bounty hunter buckshot roberts burn bury charlie bowdre corrupt sheriff dick brewer doc scurlock fort sumner gatling gun help injured john tunstall jose chavez y chavez kill lawrence murphy lincoln county regulators married navajo on the run pat garrett peyote regulator rescue richard m. brewer santa fe ring shoot surround trap want west|
|musicBy||Anthony Marinelli Brian Banks|
|productionCompany||Morgan Creek Productions|
|publisher||20th Century Fox Vestron Pictures|