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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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Cast

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Flagg
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McKay
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Mayor Wilker
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Waco
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Carmel
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Grundy (as Douglas V. Fowley)
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Mary
John Davis Chandler ...
Deuce
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Ticker
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Polly
Dick Peabody ...
Boyle
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Mrs. Stone (Mother)
Jimmy Murphy ...
Buckshot
Garrett Lewis ...
Hawkins
Bobby Riha ...
Billy
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Storyline

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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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

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Comedy | Western

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9 September 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un homme fait la loi  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

The train worker carrying the shotgun fires that shotgun at least ten times during scene in the tunnel where everything goes black. The sound effect for the shotgun had been established in previous scenes. The shots were far to close together to allow for any reloading; and since he was carrying a double barrel shotgun that many shots would have not been possible. See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

The Ballad of Marshal Flagg
Music by William Lava
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Glenn Yarbrough
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Easy goin' western with some funny scenes
19 January 2001 | by (SW Florida) – See all my reviews

All right,I admit it,I'm a sucker for Westerns. I grew up on them and I still watch every new one I can find. That said, this is a somewhat above average western with some pretty funny moments. Robert Mitchum spoof his tough guy image as the marshall who insists that bad guy George Kennedy,an over the hill outlaw, is still a dangerous villain. For his troubles he gets a surprise retirement party. Mitchum and Kennedy then team together to upstage the young whippersnapper bad guys. All in all, a fun "buddy" western, I think most western movie lovers will get a chuckle from this film


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