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Villa Rides (1968)

R  |   |  War, Western  |  20 September 1968 (West Germany)
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Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico.

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Lee Arnold
Maria Grazia Buccella ...
Fina (as Grazia Buccella)
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General Huerta
Robert Viharo ...
Urbina
Frank Wolff ...
Ramirez
Diana Lorys ...
Emilita
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Robert Carricart ...
Don Luis (as Bob Carricart)
Andrés Monreal ...
Captain Herrera
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Fuentes
Julio Peña ...
General
José María Prada ...
Major
Regina de Julián ...
Lupita
Antoñito Ruiz ...
Juan (as Antonio Ruiz)
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Storyline

Pulled into the Mexican Revolution by his own greed, Texas gunrunner & pilot Lee Arnold joins bandit-turned-patriot Pancho Villa & his band of dedicated men in a march across Mexico battling the Colorados & stealing women's hearts as they go. But each has a nemesis among his friends: Arnold is tormented by Fierro, Villa's right-hand-man; and Villa must face possible betrayal by his own president's naiveté. Written by Steve83

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Villa rages! Villa lusts! Villa kills! VILLA RIDES!

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War | Western

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20 September 1968 (West Germany)  »

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Pancho Villa  »

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Trivia

Sam Peckinpah wrote the original script and was set to direct, but Yul Brynner didn't like the script because it made Pancho Villa - a man who had given standing orders to shoot all prisoners - "look like a bad guy". Peckinpah was fired and his script was rewritten by Robert Towne to conform to Brynner's idea of what Villa was like. See more »

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Urbina's mouth says "Yes" at the end of the condolence scene, but there is no sound. See more »

Quotes

Lee Arnold: You mean he was here in time to stop this?
Urbina: Well, you see, it is like this: the people, they love my General, and they love Mexico... But they did not hate her enemies enough to fight. And now they do.
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Yul Brynner with hair
20 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

See it – Like all good Sam Peckinpah directed films, this one is exciting from start to finish. This movie came right before he did "Wild Bunch," and you can see the similarities in the fight scenes. Starting with "Wild Bunch," Peckinpah began pushing the envelope and trying to get away with more and more (violence, nudity, etc). I like "Villa Rides" because it's kind of his last normal, old-fashioned movie. He doesn't try to get all Tarantino on us; he just makes a great action movie. Yul Brynner (with hair) is pretty good as Villa, considering Brynner is actually Russian (not Mexican). A young Charles Bronson steals many of the scenes as Villa's tough, Bad-A right hand man. The movie also co-stars Robert Mitchum. This is a big epic full of sweeping battle scenes and a great cast. I'm surprised more people haven't heard of it. 4 action rating


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