A double-cross in an arms deal prompts Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to raid a US Army weapons depot in Columbus, New Mexico.

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Scotty
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Col. Wilcox
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Flo
José María Prada ...
Luis
Ángel del Pozo ...
Lt. Eager
Luis Dávila ...
McDermott
Mónica Randall ...
Lupe
Antonio Casas ...
Gen. Goyo
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Mendoza
Barta Barri ...
Alfonso
Eduardo Calvo ...
Banker
Lucy Tiller ...
Woman
Inés Oviedo ...
Soldadera
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Bart
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Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa is double-crossed in an arms deal planned by his comrade Scotty. Villa and Scotty plot a raid on a U.S. cavalry fort in retaliation. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The only man to invade the U.S.A.!


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31 October 1972 (West Germany)  »

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At one stage, Robert Ryan was announced for the General Pershing role. See more »

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We All End Up the Same
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Cacavas
Performed by Telly Savalas
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Telly Savalas, a comedy moustache and one hell of a train crash.
3 December 2002 | by (West Midlands, England) – See all my reviews

Telly Savalas stars as the Mexican rebel Villa, `the only man to invade the USA!' Although the story had been told historically before (i.e. `Villa Rides' with Yul Brynner) this version is played more for laughs. This was made at the height of Savalas' popularity in the year that Kojak became a household name.

Here, Villa `borrows' $30,000 to buy guns for his rebel cause. He sends his partner Scotty into America to do the trade, but while there he is double-crossed. He escapes back to Mexico where Villa prepares to take revenge on the men who cheated him. He crosses the border and captures the American town of Columbus.

This western pits a mainly Spanish cast against Savalas, Clint Walker, Anne Francis and Chuck Connors. They give good performances although Savalas has a tendency to go over the top at times; so does the film, with dumb scenes such as when a whole room of soldiers cannot (at the command of Connors as Col. Wilcox) swat a fly. But this scene is justified however, as Wilcox explains `By killing that fly, I am saving your lives'. Well, ahem, quite. Yes, the script is that bad. But keep watching for the `exciting' climax . When the film is boring, it's awful, but some scenes are excellent, helped no end by Savalas' performance.


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