Cinema: Horse Opera

YOUNG GUNS

Well, why not? History tells us that some of the West's most formidable ( outlaws were little more than postadolescent punks. And the surveys tell us that some of our most potent box-office attractions, especially among the teens of summer, are postadolescent hunks. Can't blame a producer for thinking there might be fun and profit in having a group of the latter play a gang of the former.

Fun, no. Whatever hopes a gaffer might have that the likes of Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen and Lou Diamond Phillips (an actor who curiously combines sweetness and menace and...

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