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The Villain (1979)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  27 July 1979 (USA)
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Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Simpson wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nervous Elk
Foster Brooks ...
Bank Clerk
Damsel in Distress
Avery Simpson
Parody Jones
Ray Bickel ...
Mashing Finger
Telegraph Agent
Laura Lizer Sommers ...
Working Girl
Mel Todd ...
Jim Anderson ...


Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Simpson wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming. However, Cactus Jack is not very good at robbing people. Written by Mattias Thuresson

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


...the fastest fun in the west!


Comedy | Western


PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 July 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cactus Jack  »

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


When Cactus Jack is leaning over the cliff to watch Charming bathe, a pole can be seen holding him up as the small tree he is holding onto breaks away. (only visible in open matte TV showings). See more »


Telegraph agent: [stuttering] B-b-boy, you t-t-alk f-f-u-nny.
Handsome Stranger: [heavy Austrian accent] That's easy for you to say.
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Referenced in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »


Written by Buddy Cannon, Bob Younts, Kenny Starr, & Jimmy Darrell
Performed by 'Mel Tillis (I)'
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Great movie
9 January 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

You've got kids and you want the whole family to have good time. This is the right movie for you. This movie is simply hilarious. It's like watching the road runner or a sequel of Yosemite Sam and Buggs Bunny. Your kids will probably watch the movie several times and every time they're feeling bored or have nothing to do.

In this film Kirk Douglas gets squashed by a rolling big rock, he glues himself to the railroad, he falls in a ravine, he tries to run through a painted tunnel on a Mountain and he glides along a rope stretching between a tree and the mouth of his own horse.

I bet your kids are even gonna talk about it when they're grownups and they'll make their kids watch it too.

You've never seen Kirk Douglas or Arnold playing similar roles to this.

I certainly recommend it.

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