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, and Jack Palance.
John Tunstall (Stamp), an educated Englishman and cattle rancher in Lincoln County, New Mexico, hires wayward young gunmen to live and work on his ranch. Tunstall is in heavy competition with a well-connected Irishman named Lawrence Murphy (Palance), who owns a large ranch; their men clash on a regular basis. Tunstall recruits Billy (Estevez) and advises him to renounce violence, saying, "He who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind." Tensions escalate between the two camps, resulting in the murder of Tunstall. Billy, Doc Scurlock (Sutherland), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Phillips), Richard M. "Dick" Brewer (Sheen), "Dirty" Steve Stephens (Mulroney), and Charlie Bowdre (Siemaszko), consult their lawyer friend Alexander McSween (O'Quinn), who manages to get them deputized and given warrants for the arrest of Murphy's murderous henchmen.
|keywords||alexander mcsween billy the kid bounty hunter buckshot roberts burn bury cattle rancher charlie bowdre congressional investigation doc scurlock escape plan follow gatling gun irishman john tunstall jose chavez y chavez kill lawrence murphy lincoln county regulators married morning on the run one night pat garrett pick up regulator richard m. brewer richard m. dick brewer wed wound|
|musicBy||Anthony Marinelli Brian Banks|
|producer||James G. Robinson Joe Roth John Fusco Paul Schiff|
|productionCompany||Morgan Creek Productions|
|publisher||20th Century Fox Vestron Pictures|