Can You Complete These Quotes from Tombstone?


By: Gavin Thagard

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Every Western film needs some good guys, a couple of bad guys, and some great gunfights. That's exactly what you'll find in the classic Tombstone! The golden age of American Western films had long past when Tombstone was released in 1993, but that doesn't mean this film doesn't deserve a place among the greats in this genre. It clearly carries on the Western tradition well, with a brutal story of revenge and one of the most sarcastic side-kicks in cinema history. Plus, it has some of the best quotes you'll find in any movie. 

How well do you know these quotes from Tombstone, though? The film follows Wyatt Earp as he heads to Tombstone, Arizona with his brothers and Doc Holliday, a witty gunslinger with tuberculosis. Do you remember how funny Holliday could be or how intimidating Earp was? 

Maybe you've seen Tombstone enough to quote the entire movie, line for line. If you think you do know every quote from the movie, here's a quiz for you. Take it and show everyone how much you really know about this great Western film, or you can run and hide as if Wyatt Earp just ran you out of town. The choice is all yours. 

Complete the quote: "Remember what I said about people seein' a bright ______ before they die? It ain't true. I can't see a damn thing."

The point of no return for Wyatt Earp in his struggle against the Cowboys came when his brother, Morgan, was killed during an ambush. This sent Earp into what has become known as his Vendetta Ride.


Complete the quote: "Interesting little scene. I wonder who that tall drink of ______ is."

Wyatt Earp was married to Mattie Blaylock when he arrived in Tombstone, Arizona. However, she suffered from an opium addiction, which was one of the reasons Wyatt left her in 1881.


Complete the quote: "Oh, make no mistake. It's not revenge he's after. It's a ______."

Doc Holliday was born in Georgia, but he moved around most of his life. He died at the age of 36 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.


Complete the quote: "You tell him I'm comin', and ______ comin' with me!"

Tombstone was directed by George Cosmatos, who also directed Rambo: First Blood Part II. Kevin Jarre, who wrote the script, was supposed to direct the film, but he couldn't meet scheduling needs.


Complete the quote: "I have nothing left, nothing to give you, I have no pride, no dignity, no ______, I don't even know how we'll make a living, but I promise I'll love you the rest of your life."

Wyatt Earp was well-known for his association with prostitutes. So much so, he was arrested and fined several times for being found inside brothels.


Complete the quote: "Why, it's the drunk piano player. You're so drunk, you can't hit nothin'. In fact, you're probably seeing ______."

Johnny Ringo's career as a murderer and criminal began during the Mason County War where he killed his first man. This War erupted because of stolen cattle.


Complete the quote: "I have two _____, one for each of ya'."

Val Kilmer started his acting career in theater before moving onto film. One of his first major film projects was Top Secret!, a comedic spy movie.


Complete the quote: "Wearing that ______ don't make you right."

Wyatt Earp was named deputy U.S. Marshall by Crawley Dake in early 1882. Earp would use this position to enact revenge against the Cowboys after the murder of his brother.


Complete the quote: "Wyatt Earp is my _____."

Apparently, Doc Holliday didn't have many friends. That's why he was so willing to help out Wyatt Earp with the Cowboys.


Complete the quote: "I beg to differ, sir. We started a game we never got to finish. 'Play for ______,' remember?"

In history, the person who actually killed Johnny Ringo is unknown. In the movies, however, Doc Holliday pulls the trigger.


Complete the quote: "I'm your ______."

In Idaho, huckleberries are the state fruit. The term huckleberry refers to several different berries in North America.


Complete the quote: "My dear, you've set your gaze upon the quintessential frontier type. Note the lean silhouette, eyes closed by the sun, though sharp as a hawk. He's got the look of both ______ and prey."

Director George Cosmatos wanted everything in the movie to be as authentic as possible. Therefore, the actors were required to grow real mustaches.


Complete the quote: "I don't think I'll let you ______ us today, Behan."

Wyatt Earp was a lawman even before moving to Arizona. Following his father, he was a constable in Missouri for a while.


Complete the quote: "Down by the creek, walking on ___."

Wyatt Earp traveled to Tombstone, Arizona, because there was a silver rush in the area, which he thought he could profit from. He also wanted to leave his career as a lawman behind.


Complete the quote: "In all that time workin' those cow ___, I was only ever mixed up in one shootin', just one! But a man lost his life and I took it! You don't know how that feels, and believe me boy, you don't ever want to know. Not ever!"

The real Wyatt Earp died in 1929. In an interview shortly before his death, Earp claimed to have killed dozens of men during his time.


Complete the quote: "Like you said, Wyatt, we're brothers, gotta back your brother's ______. Just did like I figured you would."

Virgil became the town marshall when the previous marshall, Fred White, was killed by the Cowboys. This, of course, forced both Morgan and Wyatt into the conflict.


Complete the quote: "All right, Clanton, you called down the ___, well now you've got it!"

When Ike Clanton and Frank Stilwell tried to ambush the Earp brothers on a train, the brothers actually had the upper hand. Wyatt killed Stilwell but allowed Clanton to escape so he could warn the other Cowboys that their time was coming to an end.


Complete the quote: "I'm a ___, I like men. If that means I'm not "lady-like", then I guess I'm just not a lady! At least I'm honest."

Wyatt Earp married Josephine after leaving his former wife, Mattie. Josephine was formerly married to Sheriff Johnny Behan.


Complete the quote: "It would appear that the ___ was more than he could bear."

Ike Clanton's brother, Billy, was killed at the O.K. Corral. Ike tried to file charges for the murder of his brother, but the judge ruled that the Earp brothers had the right to enforce the law.


Complete the quote: "Sheriff, allow me to present a pair of fellow ______."

Michael Rooker played Sherman McMasters in the film. McMasters was once an outlaw who turned sides and became a Texas Ranger.


Complete the quote: "I'm ______, how are you?"

Doc Holliday was playing Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne in E minor during the movie. Apparently, both men died from tuberculosis.


Complete the quote: "A man like Ringo has got a great big ___, right in the middle of him."

Wyatt Earp's first wife was Urilla Sutherland. However, she died of typhoid fever the same year that they married.


Complete the quote: "It's true, you are a good woman. Then again, you may be the ___."

During the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Wyatt Earp was the only member of his party not injured. Three of the four Cowboys were killed in the fight.


Complete the quote: "Already got a guilty conscience. Might as well have the ___, too. Good day, now."

Morgan Earp was killed inside a saloon which he attended with Wyatt. A bullet almost hit Wyatt, but it passed right by his head.


Complete the quote: "My ___ goes only so far."

Apparently, despite all of the gunfights, Wyatt Earp was never wounded. This was amazing because even Doc Holliday took a bullet or two.


Complete the quote: "Maybe poker's just not your game, Ike. I know, let's have a ______ contest."

Val Kilmer went on to play Batman in Batman Forever after filming Tombstone. Another actor, Adam West, also played both Doc Holliday and Batman, though in different shows of course.


Complete the quote: "You're no ___!"

The events at the O.K. Corral were reported in the Arizona Weekly Citizen in 1881. According to the article, Doc Holliday said something similar to this phrase when he shot one of the McLaury brothers.


Complete the quote: "______ cosmopolitan."

Doc Holliday was a well-known gunslinger in the Wild West. However, he also had a degree in dentistry and a huge gambling problem.


Complete the quote: "Look, darlin', it's Johnny Ringo. Deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, they say. What do you think, darlin', should I ___ him?"

After the events in Tombstone, Wyatt Earp moved to California. He lived in Los Angeles at the time of his death.


Complete the quote: "You're different. No arguin' that. But you're a ______ alright. I'd take my oath on it."

In history, Wyatt Earp used a 10-inch barrel Peacemaker during the events at the O.K. Corral. During the movie, a 12-inch barrel was used instead because they couldn't find the 10-inch version.


Complete the quote: "I want your blood. And I want your ______. And I want them both right now!"

The O.K. Corral building was destroyed during a fire in 1882. The fire also destroyed much of the business district in Tombstone.


Complete the quote: "Well, for a man that don't go ______, you run your mouth kinda reckless, don't you?"

"To go heeled" is an old term for carrying a gun. The Wild West was a common place for gun violence, so most people carried firearms.


Complete the quote: "Nonsense. By all means, ___."

Doc Holliday always believed he would die with his boots on. In the movie, he lays in bed, looks down, and realizes his boots are off. His last words are, "I'll be damned. This is funny."


Complete the quote: "Your friends might get me in a rush, but not before I make your head into a ______, you understand me?"

Wyatt Earp had two other brothers besides Morgan and Virgil who were not depicted in the movie. Their names were Warren and James.


Complete the quote: "Are you going to do something or just stand there and _______?"

Tombstone starred Kurt Russell. Other notable names included Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, and Val Kilmer.


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