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Bandolero! (1968)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 June 1968 (USA)
Mace Bishop masquerades as a hangman in order to save his outlaw brother from the gallows, runs to Mexico chased by the sheriff's posse and fights against Mexican bandits.

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Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, however, against a group of Mexican bandits. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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There are "Westerns" and "Westerns". Every now and then comes a NEW kind of Western. This is "BANDOLERO!".


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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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$4,450,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The name of the small town in Texas was "Val Verde". See more »

Goofs

The action is set just after the Civil War, but the $10 bill sticking out of Mace's backpack is of 20th-century design. See more »

Quotes

Maria Stoner: I thought he was your friend?
Dee Bishop: He is, but that don't make him any less disgusting. You take Pop, for instance. He was due to be shot the day he was born. And that heart of his is nothing more but a festering sore.
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Referenced in Naked Angels (1969) See more »

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Bringing in the Sheaves
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Written by George A. Minor and Knowles Shaw
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All-star western made big money in 1968, now a faded hit...
11 June 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

"Bandolero!" is a time-filler which has been appropriately relegated to the late-late show, although it was one of the top-grossing moneymakers of 1968. Despite a solid cast, it's a formula western with the actors going through the motions. James Stewart does have the rare opportunity to play a bad guy (albeit a decent bad guy), while Dean Martin, also a villain, is improbably cast as Jimmy's brother! George Kennedy is the salt-of-the-earth sheriff who tries bringing them in, and his love for kidnapped Raquel Welch is rather touching (she's an easy presence on the screen). Too bad the movie has so little energy; the violence (including several shootouts and a bloody attack by Mexican bandits) is surprisingly vicious for a star-driven western, but otherwise it's a lazy, middle-of-the-road effort. **1/2 from ****


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