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The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)

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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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3 November 1969 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Un homme fait la loi  »

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Trivia

Burt Kennedy:  ["Fight!"]  At the beginning of the fight scene, someone (in this case, an uncredited Richard Farnsworth) looks directly at the camera and yells, "Fight!" See more »

Goofs

When Flagg and McKay are running along the roof of the train, the view from inside the train shows their shadows on the cliff wall beside the tracks level with their actual position on the roof, as though the sun were nearly on the horizon throwing their shadow straight onto the cliff wall directly behind them. But when the view switches to overhead on top of the train, their shadows are directly below them as though the sun were directly overhead. This same pattern is repeated several times, camera overhead showing their shadow directly below them, then inside showing their shadows on the cliff wall out to the side. See more »

Quotes

Mayor Wilker: [talking about the plan to stop the train] Why don't you take McKay here with you?
Flagg: He's one of 'em!
Mary: No he isn't... not any more... are you, Mr. McKay?
McKay: No, ma'am... not after they shot Grundy...
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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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A lot of fun!
12 June 2003 | by (Freeport (Red Oak) Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

This Robert Mitchum/George Kennedy film was a lot of fun for me, because until this, I hadn't seen Mitchum in too many comedies/ spoofs. El Dorado had it's funny moments, but it's wasn't a comedy, really. Without spoiling the story, Mitchum plays an aging sheriff hustled into early retirement by the stereotypical gas bag of a mayor, and Kennedy plays an aging outlaw on the verge of being ousted by his own gang. Interestingly, Kennedy's character also illustrates the interesting concept that even outlaws of one generation lived by a code, i.e. don't shoot a man in the back, and as Kennedy's character says at one point, "I don't go for unnecessary killing. Mitchum's character also has his principles, a man who always "keeps his word" - used to hilarious effect at the end.

The chemistry between Mitchum and Kennedy is great, and the action is hysterical, especially the chase scene with a train heading to a rendezvous with the crooks in town. If you're in for a light-hearted, entertaining family movie, I'd definitely recommend "The Good Guys and the Bad Guys."


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