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The Spikes Gang (1974)

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One day, three farm boys come upon a wounded outlaw named Harry Spikes. They take him to one of the boys' barn... See full synopsis »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Harry Spikes
Gary Grimes ...
Will
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Les
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Tod (as Charlie Martin Smith)
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Kid White
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Basset (as Noah Beery)
Marc Smith ...
Abel Young
Don Fellows ...
Cowboy
Elliott Sullivan ...
Billy
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Sheriff (credit only)
Ralph Brown ...
Posse Leader
Bill Curran ...
Gillis
Ricardo Palacios ...
Doctor
David Thomson ...
Sheriff of Carrizo Springs
Bert Conway ...
Bank Teller
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One day, three farm boys come upon a wounded outlaw named Harry Spikes. They take him to one of the boys' barn... See full synopsis »

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Three boys wanted to be like their hero. Harry Spikes. They got their wish. Soon they were worth a fortune. DEAD or ALIVE.

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Western

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11 April 1974 (West Germany)  »

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The extremely low holsters worn by the three boys are so unauthentic to the period as to be downright silly. See more »

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Harry Spikes: Boys, I'm going to be your deliverance and salvation. Now, don't ask me why I'm doing it. It don't make no sense. God knows I could get a dozen better out of any saloon down the street. But you got some spirit, and you got some crawl. And where I come from, you harness a mule but you give a horse a chance to run. How would you boys like to throw in with me?
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Good lessons in life.
8 December 2003 | by (Venice, FL) – See all my reviews

Imagine, a movie that gives a lesson right from the bible, 'Those that live by the sword shall die by the sword'. It was amazing that none of the 3 boys ever said to one another, 'we were better off with our parents'. After doing some of the dumbest things imaginable for young boys and doing it badly you would think

they were smart enough to realize they weren't cut out for being out on their own. Anyhow, the movie was well done, gave you a real feel for what it must

have been like living in the 'Old West'. Plus how hard it must have been to be accepted by a community that knew every detail of every citizen that lived in the area. Maybe the reason for such a poor showing at the box office was the title. Lee Marvin plays himself and does it superbly.


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