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Deathwork (1971)
"Captain Apache" (original title)

GP  -  Action | Crime | Mystery  -  27 October 1971 (USA)
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A Native American born US Army officer, Captain Apache, investigating a murder, uncovers a presidential assassination plot.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capt. Apache
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Maude
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Griffin
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Moon
Elisa Montés ...
Rosita (as Elisa Montes)
Tony Vogel ...
Snake
Charles Stalmaker ...
O'Rourke (as Charles Stalnaker)
Charly Bravo ...
Sanchez (as Charlie Bravo)
Faith Clift ...
Abigail
Dee Pollock ...
Ben (as D. Pollock)
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Al (as Dan Van Husen)
Hugh McDermott ...
Gen. Ryland
George Margo ...
Sheriff
José Bódalo ...
General (as Jose Bodalo)
Elsa Zabala ...
Witch
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Storyline

A Native American born US Army officer, Captain Apache, investigating a murder, uncovers a presidential assassination plot.

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They Trailed Him...Tailed Him...Tried to Nail Him...NO WAY!!!


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27 October 1971 (USA)  »

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Deathwork  »

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ESP 25,638,635 (Spain)
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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

After Captain Apache is captured by Griffin's men outside the telegraph office he's taken to a run down stone building. Behind the building, in the upper right corner of the screen you can see some sort flashing neon sign or billboard in the distance. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Apache: I don't suppose you remember the combination?
Griffin: I never had a head for figures.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue:

"THE ONLY GOOD INDIAN IS A DEAD INDIAN" Paleface Saying

"THE ONLY GOOD PALEFACE IS A DEAD PALEFACE" Indian Saying

"LOVE THY NEIGHBOR" Source Forgotten See more »

Soundtracks

Captain Apache
Sung by Lee Van Cleef
Music by Dolores Claman
Words by Richard Morris
Guitar solo Juan Márquez (as Juan Marquez)
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A comic book western
12 April 2007 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

In spite of continuing abuse from the surrounding people the army life has obviously made good to Van Cleef. The hair from his upper lip has moved on the top of his head, multiplied and grown darker in color. He has never looked as good, relaxed and fast with women. He has never looked as much a comic book westerner either. Check out the fancy leather jacket and how he sucks in his whole belly while posing in a loin cloth.

Now seriously, this is a funny western without really being a western comedy. The cast and the director must have had a lot of fun too doing this and getting paid for it. The heavy hallucination scene jumps out as the most fun, even though the whole film seems like a mad dream. It is like something lifted out of a really old comic book. Gladly, I like a lot of comics and movies that are so bad they transform into good in a whole another context. All the like minded cultured ones, be informed.

By the way, the story of this film brings to mind something similar from Jean Giraud's great Blueberry comics albums. And the excellent movie 'Blueberry' having been hailed as the first psychedelic western with mushroom munching... sorry, Captain Apache kind of got there first. And he sings too!


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