"Cactus" Jack Slade (Douglas) is the meanest bad man in the west or so he thinks. When a bank robbery goes awry, he lands in jail facing a hangman's noose! When the corrupt owner of the bank offers him a job, Jack sees a chance to both stay alive and get rich in the process. All he has to do is steal a strongbox full of money the banker lent to Mr. Parody Jones who needs it to keep his mining operation going. If he defaults on the loan, our "friendly" banker takes over the mine. Ms. Charming Jones (Margret) comes to town to collect the money and take it back to her father, Parody. To ensure the money makes it back home, Parody has called in a favor from a man who owes him a life debt. Enter Handsome Stranger (Schwarzenegger). The toughest and strongest hero in the west. As tough as a steel plate but, unfortunately, just as dense. As Charming and Handsome set off on their journey, Jack sets out after them. Using his trusty "Bad Men Of The West" handbook, Jack sets one trap after ... Written by
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Did You Know?
The scene that shows the burning 'cathouse' features a caricature of Burt Reynolds
painted on the side. Apparently, a nod from the director to his pal Reynolds. See more
Loads of trampolines visible in every shot when Cactus Jack is bouncing around in the last scene of the movie while celebrating (only visible in open matte TV showings). See more
[Jack sticks his gun in the Bank Clerks face
One. Close the door. Two. Open the safe. Three. On the floor.
[the Bank Clerk closes the door, and then gets on the floor. Jack leans down and taps the Bank Clerk on the shoulder with the gun
You forgot Number two.
Oh no I didn't! I did that when you stuck that gun in my face!
Referenced in Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Written by Jimmy Darrell
& Joe Smartt
Performed by Mel Tillis See more