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
Villa rages! Villa lusts! Villa kills! VILLA RIDES!
20 September 1968 (West Germany)
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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
Obvious ropes due to flying hay in the wall scene. See more
[Lee is preparing to take off
Wait. Fiero is going with you.
What? Now wait a minute, Chief. Not with... Chief, it's tough enough up there as it is.
No, if you go up there alone, you could fly away. If you try that with Fiero... Fiero will shoot you.
Oh? And without a pilot, what's Fiero gonna do?
Fiero will shoot you.
[thinks, and then grimaces
Referenced in Command Performance