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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Referenced in German Grusel - Die Edgar Wallace-Serie (2011) 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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Fun But Dumb
28 September 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Fast and funny account of Pancho Villa's invasion of the United States in order to get revenge on an unscrupulous arms dealer that double crossed him, only to get side-tracked by various mishaps and distractions.

Telly Savalas and Clint Walker are great as the smarmy Villa and his number one crony but Chuck Conners is wasted on the caricatured role of a gung-ho Colonel racing to repel Villa's army. All his scenes (particularly the fly in the mess hall) are cringe-worthy in their silliness!

All the fun is somewhat spoiled by the (historically accurate) sight of foreign invaders murdering US soldiers. These scenes would have been better off if they had been whitewashed as they undermine Savalas' "lovable rogue" performance, though it probably played better in those early-seventies days of "radical chic" than it does now.

Overall, the film is so fast-paced that you never slow down long enough to realize how dumb it is until the ending credits roll and Telly starts singing to you!


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