Epic biography about legendary cowboy Wyatt Earp. The film spans Earp’s life, from his youth, when blood and gore made him deeply uncomfortable, to his role in the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, to his becoming a rigid, by-the-book sheriff. Also dramatized are Earp’s relationships with his brothers and their wives, and with loyal friend Doc Holliday, who is dying of tuberculosis. An epic (at least in length), this dark film stars Kevin Costner as Earp, Gene Hackman as his wilful father and Dennis Quaid as Doc Holiday.