Blaze of Glory
Movies & TV
No Bon Jovi in this one, but if you're going to relive the glory of 1980 shoot-em-up Westerns starring Brat Pack heartthrobs Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, and Kiefer Sutherland, you might as well do it right and see both the original and the sequel. Weirdly, one movie ends with Billy the Kid shot down in a blaze of glory; the other ends with the same character living to become an old, old man.
Jon Bon Jovi wrote and performed the soundtrack to this nouveau Western. Bon Jovi's hit theme song "Blaze of Glory" may well be the best thing about the movie, although it's fun to see young stars Kiefer Sutherland, Christian Slater, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Emilio Estevez try to give the old story of Billy the Kid some modern swagger. Bon Jovi makes a brief acting cameo in the film.
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