On this episode of the Cult Film Club hosts Paxton, Jaime and Shawn strap on their colts, get deputized to avenge the death of their friend, and experiment with peyote as they discuss the 1988 brat pack western Young Guns!
Starring Emilo Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Dermot Mulroney, Casey Siemaszko, Jack Palance, and Terrance Stamp, the film surrounds the real life legend of Billy the Kid during his time in the Lincoln County War. Mixing fact, fiction, legend and the brat pack is a mighty fine way to make one hell of an interesting movie. We talk about the plot, the actors, the reality behind the fiction, the lack of a true soundtrack, and Emilio Estevez’s butt. This is part one of a two-part, double-feature episode where we’re taking a look at this and the sequel, Young Guns II.
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Also, we wanted to give a special shout out to a couple of our friends who also coincidentally landed on covering The Midnight Hour this Halloween season, Vic Sage with his Saturday Night Frights Retroist Podcast and Doug McCoy and his wife who cover the flick on their Never Seen It Podcast!