(1994) Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid and Gene Hackman. An epic version of the legendary western sheriff-gunslinger's story. Born in 1848, Earp runs away from his family's Iowa farm to join the Union Army, but he is turned away because of his youth. Instead, he studies law and marries Urilla Sutherland. But Urilla dies of typhoid fever before they can have children. Earp grows despondent and descends into drinking and petty thievery, but his father Nicholas finds him, sobers him up, and sets him straight. With his brothers by his side, Earp sets out to clean up the violence-plagued towns of the old West.