The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)

M  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  9 September 1969 (USA)
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Marshal Flagg, an aging lawman about to be retired, hears that his old nemesis, the outlaw McKaye, is back in the area and planning a robbery. Riding out to hunt down McKaye, Flagg is ... See full summary »


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Marshal Flagg, an aging lawman about to be retired, hears that his old nemesis, the outlaw McKaye, is back in the area and planning a robbery. Riding out to hunt down McKaye, Flagg is captured by McKaye's gang and finds out that McKaye is no longer the leader of the gang, but is considered just an aging relic by the new leader, a youngster named Waco. Waco orders Mackaye to shoot Flagg, and when Mackaye refuses Waco abandons both of them. Flagg then takes Mackaye back to town only to find out that he has been "retired", and when he sees how clueless and incompetent the new marshal and the city fathers are, he persuades Mackaye that it is up to the two of them to stop Waco and his gang from ravaging the town. Written by

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The last of The Wildest Bunch shoots it out with a new breed of gunslinging glory-seekers.


Comedy | Western


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Release Date:

9 September 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un homme fait la loi  »

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Robert Mitchum admitted he regretted making this film. See more »


When the car is left on the tracks, and the train hits it and breaks it apart, as it flies apart it is clearly just painted wooden sections fastened together on a frame to look like a car. There is no engine or drive train or interior, no seats or glass, and the wooden pieces can clearly be seen. See more »


McKay: Waco!
[holds his right hand over his gun, challenging Waco]
Waco: You got style, McKay; I'll give you that much.
McKay: [Waco shoots first and wounds McKay. McKay pivots, fires, and kills Waco] I thought I could beat 'im.
Flagg: You beat him.
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The Ballad of Marshal Flagg
Music by William Lava
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Glenn Yarbrough
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For Those Who Like To Have Fun!
11 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If your westerns Must be more along the lines of The Unforgiving or High Plains Drifter then The Good Guys and the Bad Guys is not for you.

But if you Love westerns like Support Your Local Sheriff and Silverado then you will love this movie!

The Good Guys and the Bad Guys is just plain old Fun! Robert Mitchum and George Kennedy are great together. Martin Balsam's Mayor is like an earlier version of Mel Brook's The Governor in Blazing Saddles.

Why the don't make westerns like this anymore is beyond me. But then again why they don't make westerns at all is really beyond me.

Whenever I come across this movie on TV I stop to watch it. You cant go wrong with The Good Guys and the Bad Guys :) .

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