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The Spikes Gang (1974)

Three farm boys in the Old West help a wounded bank robber, who teaches him the trade.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Harry Spikes
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Will
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Les
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Tod (as Charlie Martin Smith)
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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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Three farm boys in the Old West help a wounded bank robber, who teaches him the trade.

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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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11 April 1974 (West Germany)  »

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A Quadrilha de Spikes  »

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Robert Beatty, despite being credited as The Sheriff, is nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Will Young: Mr. Spikes is never broke. He's never hungry, either.
Tod Hayhew: What made you think of him all of a sudden.
Will Young: Looking at that bank. You know what he would do if he was in our shoes? He's walk in that bank, pull out his gun and say: it's all baloney, so slice me some.
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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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