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Ep. 033 – TFFP: Young Guns (1988)

Young Guns (1988)In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re heading out west… the wild west that is! And while we’re out here, we reckoned we better mosey on up to the town hall and catch us one of them thar new fangled picture shows we been hearing so much about these days.

Well, looky here! We done gone and seen Young Guns (1988) starring Emilio Estevez, Keifer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Seizmasko, Delmot Mulrooney, Terence Stamp, Jack Palance and that perennial favorite of the Forgotten Flix boys, Mr. Terry O’Quinn!

Young Guns tells the tale of John Tunstall, a rancher and collector of “lost boys.” These young men lost their way, but Tunstall offers them a better life. In exchange for their hard work, he provides them with food, shelter, and teaches them the finer points of civilizes life– like reading, writing, and good table manners.

When one wayward youth, a William H. Bonney (aka Billy the Kid), shows up in town, Tunstall invites him to join his redemption ranch. But soon, a crooked, competing rancher named Murphy (played by Jack Palance, seething with all he’s got) decides to “lessen the competition” and has his men kill Tunstall.

Before you can say Bon Jovi (okay, that’s a Young Guns 2 reference, but I had to make it), Bonney and the other boys are deputized. Now called The Regulators and tasked with bringing in the men responsible for their caretaker’s murder. But as the body count rises, the line between law and lawless becomes blurred. And the young guns go from the hunters to the hunted…

This week’s 6 Flix Picks are kick-ass westerns from the 80s:

Three Amigos (1986)

Silverado (1985)

Sunset (1988)

Pale Rider (1985)

Quigley Down Under (1990)

Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

So, check it out and let us know what you think! You can send your feedback to or leave a voice mail message at 206.203.0491. And be sure to leave us a review on iTunes! Click here to visit our iTunes page.

Join us next week for the king of all awesome-80s , cyborg-kickass cop movies… Robocop (1987)!



6 comments for “Ep. 033 – TFFP: Young Guns (1988)

  1. September 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I don’t remember being much of a fan of this one back when it came out but I really enjoyed your discussion about it.  Very excited to hear that you’ll be covering RoboCop and The Goonies in the next couple of weeks.  FTW! 

    • September 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      Thanks Kevin! Glad you enjoyed it. We recorded ROBOCOP last night and it was a lively conversation to say the least! : )

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  2. Mags
    September 22, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Yes Guv’nor, we say guv’nor a lot over here in Britishland. Guv’nor.

    • September 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm

      Good! So, I was right then! ; )

      Joel G. Robertson
      Sent from my iPad

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