TOMBSTONE
1993, Buena Vista Pictures, 130 min, USA, Dir: George P. Cosmatos

This action-packed, all-star retelling of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral remains one of the most successful contemporary Westerns. Kurt Russell stands tall as Wyatt Earp, a lawman hoping to retire to the town of Tombstone, Arizona, only to find it plagued by a vicious band of outlaws known as the Cochise County Cowboys. Sam Elliott and Bill Paxton costar as brothers Virgil and Morgan Earp, and Val Kilmer gives one of his best-ever performances as the ailing but reliable Doc Holliday.


TOP SECRET!
1984, Paramount, 90 min, USA, Dir: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

Val Kilmer stars as an American rock star who gets sucked into the world of European espionage in the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker team’s follow-up to their smash hit AIRPLANE! Taking shots at everything from Elvis movies to WWII action epics, this parody has more laughs per minute than just about any other film of the 1980s. With Omar Sharif as Agent Cedric.


THE BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL – NEW ORLEANS
2009, Millennium Entertainment, 122 min, USA, Dir: Werner Herzog

No choir boy to begin with, cop Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage) becomes addicted to painkillers after an on-duty injury and quickly descends into a mania of drug abuse and corruption in post-Katrina New Orleans. Not since Klaus Kinski has Herzog worked with an actor of such intensity, and costars Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer and Xzibit rise to the level of Cage’s mesmerizing performance. Ignore the “bad” title here (there’s little connection to the 1992 Abel Ferrara film) - PORT OF CALL is a wildly entertaining thrill ride, flecked with dark humor and bizarre flourishes.


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