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Viva Max (1969)

 -  Comedy  -  December 1969 (USA)
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When his girlfriend tells him that his men wouldn't follow him to a house of ill repute, Max, a general in the Mexican army decides to perform some great act of heroism. He takes his men ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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General Maximilian Rodrigues De Santos
Pamela Tiffin ...
Paula Whitland
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General Billy Joe Hallson
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Sergeant Valdez
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General Lacomber
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Chief of Police Sylvester
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Hattie
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Dr. Sam Gillison
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Edna Miller
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Desmond Miller
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Contreras
Christopher Ross ...
Gomez
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Romero
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Moreno
Don Diamond ...
Hernandez
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When his girlfriend tells him that his men wouldn't follow him to a house of ill repute, Max, a general in the Mexican army decides to perform some great act of heroism. He takes his men over the border into Texas and re-captures the Alamo. This upsets the Texans greatly. The Texas National Guard is sent to retake the mission. Normally this would be easy as Max's men have left all of their ammunition back in Mexico, but the State department insists that no one be killed and so the National Guard also goes in with unloaded weapons. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Written by well-known American news anchor Jim Lehrer. See more »

Goofs

Laredo is 146 miles from San Antonio. While Max and Gomez get to San Antonio by car, it's never explained how the rest of the men get there. See more »

Quotes

General Maximilian Rodrigues De Santos: A friend of mine, a woman, she told me the men do not respect me. She said they would not follow me even into a whorehouse!
Sergeant Valdez: She is wrong, senor. The men would follow you into a whorehouse.
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Crazy Credits

"All persons mentioned in this story are completely fictitious except for: Davy Crockett Col. William B. Travis James Bowie John Wayne and Richard Widmark" is the first credit to appear. See more »

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References The Alamo (1960) See more »

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Politically Correctness Takes a Well Deserved Beating
7 February 2001 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

If you love Jonathan Winters, Harry Morgan and Peter Ustinov you shouldn't miss this send up to nationalism and its short comings. However, if you find jokes about KKK members, who can't find white sheets because the local merchant only carries flower printed bedding, offensive then maybe this film is not for you.

As a former Texan who loves and can still laugh at some of the larger than life historical figures that make up the Texas Mystic, I can only say this was a fun film, and should not be missed even if it never makes it to DVD. I recalled this film fondly when watching the history textbook discussion at the beginning of Lone Star, and during my many viewings of Miss Congeniality too. This one's not only for those who have been to the Alamo, but will be extra fun for those who have.


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