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The Villain (1979)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  27 July 1979 (USA)
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Avery Simpson
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Parody Jones
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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 Charming. However, Cactus Jack is not very good at robbing people. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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...the fastest fun in the west!

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Comedy | Western

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Cactus Jack  »

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Trivia

Ironically, this live-action version of a 'Looney Tunes' animated film actually had its main original American movie poster designed as a cartoon. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Charity is bending over while wearing a low cut dress]
Charming Jones: Would you help me with these please?
Handsome Stranger: Sure.
[picks up her luggage and walks off]
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Referenced in Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) See more »

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Charmin'
Written by Buddy Cannon, Bob Younts, Kenny Starr, & Jimmy Darrell
Performed by 'Mel Tillis (I)'
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A true live-action Roadrunner cartoon!
14 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like goofy-funny movies, this is a classic that will keep you laughing! Ann-Margaret plays the gorgeous Charming Jones, who recruits the help of Handsome Stranger (a VERY young Arnold Schwarzenegger) to escort her as she transfers her inherited fortune. Wealthy Avery Simpson, played by Jack Elam, wants her inheritance, and hires has-been cowboy Cactus Jack Slade (Kirk Douglas) to rob her. Slade, along with his horse Whiskey (the REAL star of this film!), keeps you in stitches with his Road Runner antics as he makes countless attempts to get the loot. This film is completed with the appearance of other stars that tie it all together, including Paul Lynde, Foster Brooks, Strother Martin, Mel Tillis, and Ruth Buzzi (just to name a few). A great film for anyone who enjoys comedy westerns!


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