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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
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Cowboy
Elliott Sullivan ...
Billy
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Sheriff (credit only)
Ralph Brown ...
Posse Leader
Bill Curran ...
Gillis
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Doctor
David Thomson ...
Sheriff of Carrizo Springs
Bert Conway ...
Bank Teller
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Storyline

In the Old West, impressionable teenagers Will, Les and Tod find an injured bank-robber who asks for their help. At first, the boys are scared and reluctant to help. They're afraid of getting into trouble with the law and their parents. Moved by the wounded man's pleas, they finally agree to hide the robber in Will's barn and clean his wounds. Over the next few days, they bring food, drink and clean clothes to the outlaw whose name is Harry Spikes. When the sheriff and his posse come by and ask questions, Will hides the fact the robber is concealed in his family's barn. After he sufficiently recovers, Harry Spikes thanks the boys for their help and vows to help them in return if they ever need his aid. He takes Will's horse and leaves the county, heading for the Mexican border. Later, Will's parents discover their son's little mischievous secret and administer Will a severe beating to teach him to never lie. Fed up with his father's frequent physical punishments, Will runs away from ... Written by nufs68

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Drama | Western

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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

[The Spikes Gang plans its first bank robbery]
Harry Spikes: They keep the money in back in the vault. They keep some money in the drawer up front. It ain't much, but we'll take it to allay the cause.
Les Richter: What if they don't want to give it to us?
Harry Spikes: Well, then they're dead men for sure. Remember boys, there is no arrest or trial for this crime - only convictions.
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A very rare underrated Classic!
13 October 2000 | by (Bridgeport,WV) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie about two years ago while I was up studying at around 4:00 A.M. Lee Marvin plays an outlaw that takes three runaway teens under his wing. He teaches them the tricks of the trade in bank robbing. The movie takes on a surprising twist towards the end. A very nice movie that almost NEVER comes on TV. If anyone knows how I could get the VHS version, please email me. Thanks. I give it a 10.


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