Do You Know These Quotes From the Movie, "Tombstone?"


By: Olivia Cantor

6 Min Quiz

Image: Hollywood Pictures Cinergi Pictures

About This Quiz

The 1993 Western drama film, "Tombstone," had so many tense moments, intense situations with interesting characters, and, of course, great lines delivered with that unmistakable wild, wild west drawl. Think you can pinpoint who said what in the film? Then take this quotes quiz and find out, pardner!

“I'm your huckleberry."

Doc Holliday said this quote. He's the one who says many quotable things in this film.


“The Cowboys are finished, you understand? I see a red sash, I kill the man wearin' it!"

Wyatt Earp was played by Kurt Russell. The actors had to wear authentic costumes and mustaches for their roles.


“He was quoting the Bible, Revelations. 'Behold the pale horse. The man who sat on him was Death... and Hell followed with him.'”

Johnny Ringo, like most of the characters in this film, are all based on real-life characters. He's a real outlaw.


“Oh, make no mistake. It's not revenge he's after. It's a reckoning."

Doc Holliday was played by Val Kilmer. He was just right for the role of the fast talker and the fast shooter.


“So run, you cur, run! Tell all the other curs the law's comin'! You tell 'em I'm coming, and hell's coming with me!"

Wyatt Earp had had enough of being taunted in Tombstone. So he had to stand his ground.


“Listen, Mr. Kansas Law Dog. Law don't go around here."

Ike Clanton is part of the outlaws calling themselves The Cowboys. They don't want any lawmen visiting the town.


“And you must be Ringo. Look, darling, Johnny Ringo. The deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, they say."

Doc Holliday was actually trained as a dentist in real life. But he's mostly known for being a good shooter.


“You gonna do somethin' or just stand there and bleed?"

Wyatt Earp was indeed a former lawman, but from another area of Arizona. He was resisting to be installed again as a lawman.


“Interesting little scene. I wonder who that tall drink of water is."

Josephine Marcus was the theater performer who visited Tombstone. She was smitten with Wyatt, and the feeling was reciprocated.


“In vino veritas."

Doc Holliday said this. It means that one is bound to tell the truth if one has had enough alcohol to drink.


“We're growing. Be as big as San Francisco in a few years, and just as sophisticated."

Sheriff John Behan appeared to be on the side of the law at the beginning. But when he was seen with The Cowboys, there was duplicity going on there.


“That's not what he said, you ignorant wretch. Your Spanish is worse than your English."

Johnny Ringo is a baddie through and through. From the moment we see him, he does nothing good.


“Why, it's the drunk piano player. You're so drunk, you can't hit nothin'. In fact, you're probably seeing double. "

Another of the Cochise County baddies was Bill Clanton. Stealing was the family business.


“Go ahead, skin it. Skin that smokewagon and see what happens."

Wyatt Earp was reluctant to be deputized at first. But seeing that Tombstone needed order, he reluctantly agreed.


“I don't understand. I'm your woman, you get killed, where's it leave me?

Kate is seen as a no-nonsense gal of the wild west who was with Doc Holliday at first. But he shooed her away because of his disease.


“Well, this happens to be a nocturne. You know, Frederic (expletive) Chopin."

Doc Holliday is an actual Southern gentleman. He's adept at the arts as well.


"Already got a guilty conscience. Might as well have the money, too."

Wyatt joined his brothers in Tombstone to go into business. This quote is his reason why.


"Age quod agis."

Johnny Ringo answered this quote when Doc Holliday also threw him a Latin line. This means "do what you do best."


“A man like Ringo has got a great big hole, right in the middle of him. He can never kill enough, or steal enough, or inflict enough pain to ever fill it."

Doc Holliday said this quote when Wyatt visited him on his sick bed. Doc was suffering from tuberculosis.


“I spent my whole life not knowing what I want out of it, just chasing my tail. Now for the first time, I know exactly what I want and who. That's the damnable misery of it."

Wyatt is obviously torn for having a common law wife and a crush on a newcomer. What feeling will he follow?


“What is that now? Twelve hands in a row? Holliday, son of a bitch, nobody's that lucky.

Ike Clanton thought Doc Holliday was cheating him. But maybe he's just a bad card player.


“Why Ike, whatever do you mean? Maybe poker's just not your game Ike. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!"

Doc Holliday can still gamble and win a lot despite his condition. Tuberculosis won't stop his lucky streak.


"These people are afraid to walk down the street, and I'm tryin' to make money off that like some goddamn vulture!"

Virgil Earp was the one who actually became a deputy marshall of Tombstone. His conscience got the better of him.


"Yeah I'm an oak alright!"

Doc kidded Wyatt that he's such an oak for being strong-willed. But when Wyatt saw Josephine, he doubted himself about being an oak!


"Why, Johnny Ringo, you look like somebody just walked over your grave."

Johnny Ringo was expecting Wyatt for a duel. But it was Doc who showed up, hence this quote.


"Like you said, Wyatt, we're brothers. Gotta back your brother's play. Just did like I figured you would."

Morgan Earp was played by Bill Paxton. The actor died in early 2017.


"Come on boys. We don't want any trouble in here. Not in any language."

Marshal Fred White was accidentally shot by Curly Bill. The man's intentions were initially good, until the freak accident.


"Doc, you oughta be in bed. What the hell you doin' this for anyway?"

Turkey Creek Jack Johnson joined Wyatt Earp's posse later on. He's one of the good guys.


“All right, Clanton, you called down the thunder, well now you've got it! You see that? It says United States Marshal!"

Wyatt Earp had had enough of the baddies in Tombstone. But he'll lose a brother in the process of being a lawman again.


“Remember what I said about people seein' a bright light before they die? It ain't true. I can't see a damn thing."

Morgan Earp was shot during the infamous Gunfight at the OK Corral. Yep, he died, sadly.


“You're no daisy! You're no daisy at all. Poor soul, you were just too high strung."

Seeing that Wyatt can't defeat Johnny Ringo, Doc Holliday took it upon himself to help his friend. So he killed the Cowboy, and said this line over his body.


"I don't think I'm going to allow you to arrest us today, Behan."

Wyatt did some shooting and stuff, but didn't want to be arrested. He was always on the side of the law anyway.


“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."

Mr. Fabian was part of the traveling theater troupe that trooped to Tombstone. He was also killed there.


“Very cosmopolitan."

Doc Holliday made this observation upon seeing how "progressive" Tombstone was. Of course, he said it in jest.


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

Wyatt was offering himself to Josephine Marcus when he said this line. Of course, what gal could resist this wild, wild west line?


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