Young Guns is a 1988 film that falls into the genre(s) of both action and western. This film was directed by Christopher Cain, whom which also played a role in producing it, along with John Cisco, James G. Robinson, Joe Roth, Paul Schiff, and Irby Smith. Young Guns stars many well known actors and actresses such as Emilio Esteves, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Casey Siemaszko, Jack Palance, Terence Stamp, Brian Keith, and Terry O'Quinn. This film is approximately 1 hour and 47 minutes long, and it has been rated R.
This film is mainly focused on a man by the name of John Tunstall, taking place during 1878 in New Mexico. John Tunstall is a rancher that sells cattle. He is quickly becoming a big competitor in the eyes of an even wealthier rancher by the name of Murphy. One day, John spots some young gun men on the side of the road and takes them to his ranch so they can work, and so he can teach them how to read and become civilized human beings. One of these young gun men goes by the name of William Booney.
Everything was going good for John, until one day he is shot down by some of Murphy's men, because he was becoming to much of a competitor for Murphy. Things begin to get more complicated when the judge cannot do anything about the shooting, because the sheriff of the town also happens to be one of Murphy's men. However, an ambitious attorney named Alex, convinces the judge to hire Johns friends, including William Booney, as deputies for the town. This would allow them to arrest the murders. After these men have become deputies, they are given warrants to arrest the murders. Ultimately, they end up finding the murders, but instead of arresting them, William Booney serves up his own justice, and guns them all down. This event causes William Booney to get the nickname Billie The Kid, and leads to Murphy's men, as well as the army to go on a manhunt after them.