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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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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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Eight identical horses played the role of Whiskey. See more »

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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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The Villain
Written by Buddy Cannon, Bob Younts, and Billy Williams
Performed by 'Mel Tillis (I)'
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incredibly stupid fun
3 August 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a perfect film if you just want to turn off your brain and have a good laugh. I was amazed at how low rated this film is--perhaps too many people take this film too seriously! This was never meant to be high art, but more like an extended live action version of a Wiley Coyote versus the Roadrunner cartoon. There was so much similarity, I half expected that this film would be sponsored by ACME.

Kirk Douglas is the hapless bad guy bent on killing the more than amply endowed Ann-Margret (you'll see what I mean if you watch the film) and the incredibly dumb hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Again and again and again his dopey schemes fall flat until the movie comes to a very unexpected and funny ending.

While I will admit this is more of a kids movie, adults can enjoy it too provided they don't think too much and just sit back and watch with an open mind.


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