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The Villain (1979)

 -  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 Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming.... See full summary »

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Nervous Elk
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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 Jones 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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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 »

Goofs

In one scene where Cactus Jack is trying to get on his horse you can easily see a man moving a trampoline under the horse's belly for him to stand on (only visible in open matte TV showings). See more »

Quotes

Nervous Elk: [about Cactus Jack] Why does banker want him watched? He needs to be looked after!
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Referenced in Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) See more »

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Handsome Stranger
Written by Jimmy Darrell & Joe Smartt
Performed by 'Mel Tillis (I)'
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Live action Road Runner cartoon!!
9 April 2003 | by (Highland Mills, NY) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in the theater when it was originally released. I had NO IDEA what it was about and I was kind of puzzled at first by it...then I really got into it and laughed uproariously throughout!!! Every crazy Road Runner gag is hauled out and used...and it works!!! Totally silly, totally nonsensical...but very very funny!!! How can you go wrong with a movie that has Paul Lynde as an Indian named Nervous Elk???? Leave your grumpiness at the door...get into a goofy mood and enjoy this flick!!!


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