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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.

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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
Alberto Dalbés ...
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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Vendetta  »

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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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