Young Guns is the story of a bond. A group of friends who ride or die. For a movie made way back in 1988, Young Guns couldn’t be more relevant to our current generation’s ongoing obsession with #SquadGoals.
What is squad goals exactly?
According to Urban Dictionary, (skwäd/ɡōl) (noun) (plural noun: squad goals): an inspirational term for what you’d like your group of friends to be or accomplish. Used best when placed at the end of a directional statement.
Similar to a solid group of friends, each character of the movie brings their own dynamic. After all, character traits are exactly what makes each group their own and no two squads are the same.
With a roundup of the best quotes from the movie, here’s a reminder of classic friend stereotypes and what each squad member brings to the table.
William H. Billy the Kid Bonney
“I could’ve killed ya Dick. I could’ve killed ya. But I don’t wanna kill ya I wanna eat.”
Squad Member: That one friend, who always has one thing on their mind. (When are we eating next?)
Jose Chavez y Chavez
“Many nights, my friend… Many nights I’ve put a blade to your throat while you were sleeping. Glad I never killed you, Steve. You’re all right…”
Squad Member: The one who likes to threaten but is really all talk. In all reality, they couldn’t hurt a fly.
Richard “Dick” Brewer
“When we finish this meal you little rodent, we’re gonna go out in the yard and see who has the right to run this group of regulators.”
Squad Member: The bully of the group, always has something to prove but actually backs up the smack talk. When this one talks, you listen.
Josiah Gordon ‘Doc’ Scurlock
Yen Sun:” I know what you’ve come to do. You’ve come to lay with me and cut me into tiny pieces. You’re the bandit that eats children and old people.”
Doc: “I eat meat and potatoes.”
Squad Member: Always has joke to crack or a story to tell, and quite frankly the crew just wouldn’t be the same without em’.
[decides to ride with his outlaw gang rather than stay with his bride on his wedding night]
Charley Bowdre: “It ain’t easy having pals.”
Squad Member: The one to count on. They may not have all their priorities straight but you can’t blame them for always being there.
Dirty Steve Stephens
“Did you guys see the size of that chicken?”
Squad Member: The one who’s always off in their own world. Every group has one. You never know quite know what planet they’re on but you love them just the same.
For more classic quotes from the movie, be sure to check out Young Guns on iTunes!