MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 17,577 this week

The Revengers (1972)

 -  Western  -  19 April 1973 (Mexico)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 441 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 11 critic

The life of peaceful rancher John Benedict (William Holden) is torn apart when his family is massacred by a gang of marauding outlaws and his farm is destroyed. He assembles a team of mean,... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 11 titles
created 20 Feb 2012
 
a list of 500 titles
created 23 Mar 2012
 
a list of 194 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 70 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Revengers" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Revengers (1972)

The Revengers (1972) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Revengers.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

For those, if any, who have wondered why so many Paramount contractees appeared in United Artists' films during the war years, this is another one of the Paramount productions that was sold... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith
Stars: William Holden, Eddie Bracken, Robert Benchley
Wild Rovers (1971)
Certificate: GP Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Ross Bodine and Frank Post are cowhands on Walt Buckman's R-Bar-R ranch. Bodine is older and broods a bit about how he will get along when he's too old to cowboy. Post is young and ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: William Holden, Ryan O'Neal, Karl Malden
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

1850 adventure story of the Basque immigrants on their way to California, their struggle with the Indians, and the development of a complicated love triangle.

Director: Russell Rouse
Stars: Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler, Jacques Bergerac
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A priest (William Holden) arrives at a mission-post in China accompanied by a young native girl who has joined him along the way. His job is to relieve the existing priest (Clifton Webb), ... See full summary »

Directors: Leo McCarey, David W. Orton
Stars: William Holden, Clifton Webb, France Nuyen
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A ruthless Union captain is renowned throughout his prison fort as the toughest soldier in the business, capable of capturing every escaped convict under his supervision. However, when he ... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges
Stars: William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

At the end of the Civil War, a ragtag group of just-discharged Union soldiers clashes with a band of renegade Confederates over a golden treasure hidden in a deserted town in the Oklahoma ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney W. Pink
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Aldo Sambrell, James Philbrook
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A trio of American adventurers marooned in rural Mexico are recruited by a beautiful woman to rescue her husband trapped in cave in Apache territory

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Richard Widmark
Alvarez Kelly (1966)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Suave Mexican cattleman Alvarez Kelly has little interest in the Civil War except to make some money. But after a long drive to deliver cattle to the Unionists he finds himself kidnapped by... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule
Open Season (1974)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Three young men take a young woman and a middleaged man to an isolated cabin, where they are terrorized in different ways.

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Peter Fonda, Cornelia Sharpe, John Phillip Law
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A bookie uses a phony real estate business as a front for his betting parlor. To further keep up the sham, he hires dim-witted Ellen Grant as his secretary figuring she won't suspect any ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Lucille Ball, William Holden, Janis Carter
The Blue Knight (TV Movie 1973)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after 20 years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat.

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: William Holden, Lee Remick, Joe Santos
Taxi Girl (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Marcella (Fenech) inherits a taxi business from her father and now sets out on the job of her life. With each new fare she becomes involved with sex and crime all done up 70's Italian comedy style

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini
Stars: Edwige Fenech, Aldo Maccione, Michele Gammino
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
John Benedict
...
Hoop
...
Job
Roger Hanin ...
Quiberon
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
Zweig (as Rene Koldehoff)
Jorge Luke ...
Chamaco
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
Cholo (as Jorge Martinez de Hoyos)
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Free State
Warren Vanders ...
Tarp
...
Arny
John Kelly ...
Whitcomb
Scott Holden ...
Lieutenant
...
Morgan
Lorraine Chanel ...
Mrs. Benedict
Raúl Pérez Prieto ...
Warden (as Raul Prieto)
Edit

Storyline

The life of peaceful rancher John Benedict (William Holden) is torn apart when his family is massacred by a gang of marauding outlaws and his farm is destroyed. He assembles a team of mean, lawless convicts to act as his posse as he pursues the gang responsible for the deaths of his loved ones. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gang | rancher | death | convict | whipping | See All (44) »

Taglines:

He bought six men out of hell and they brought it with them.

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

19 April 1973 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

The Revengers  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Mary Ure was originally cast as Elizabeth Reilly but was forced to withdraw due to commitment to a London stage play. See more »

Goofs

When the Indians first charge the garrison, the first shot from the defenders' point of view shows dead Indians already in front of the defenses. See more »

Quotes

Hoop: He's in the hole! Yes, sir, the same hole we was in! I heard that, I almost wet myself laughing.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Prime Cut (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Outdated western
3 December 2002 | by (Todmorden, England) – See all my reviews

The Revengers borrows the idea of a bunch of unsavoury convicts being sent on a deadly mission that was used so marvellously in The Dirty Dozen, and transports it to the unlikely setting of a western. The convicts are a rough and ready bunch indeed, and their mission is nothing so grand as the saving of the world from the Nazis.... just a humble quest for revenge.

William Holden is a relatively peaceful rancher whose entire family is massacred by brigands. He swears revenge and helps a bunch of Mexican convicts to bust out of jail in order to enlist them as his "hit squad". However, they are such an unpredictable group that even Holden is not safe from their bouts of violence and aggression. By the time he finds his prey, he has witnessed so much carnage that he ponders whether it is truly worthwhile to kill the brigands just to gratify his thirst for revenge.

This movie is OK, but aside from the bouts of post Wild Bunch viciousness, there is little that hasn't been done before. The westerns were getting tired by '72 and it's no exaggeration to say that this one is more tired than most. It also contains a self-defeating wrap-up which renders the previous two hours all but pointless. However, the acting and the action are pretty good, the scenery is ruggedly beautiful, and for fans of the genre it passes the time efficiently. If you're expecting a classic, then you'd be better sticking to The Wild Bunch, in which the same two leading stars find themselves in a much better movie.


12 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Copy of the Revengers srazook
dvd release ??????????? duke07
Who are The Revengers? bullit2513
What the hell is wrong with the DVD industry?!!! ffattahi
Discuss The Revengers (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?