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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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Bank Clerk
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Avery Simpson
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Working Girl
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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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27 July 1979 (USA)  »

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Cactus Jack  »

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Trivia

On the French soundtrack, the horse named "Whisky" had a dubbing voice added to make it sound even funnier. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Cactus Jack: Take another step and I'll ventilate you!... Nobody outsmarts Cactus Jack Slade!
[Handsome Stranger and Cactus Jack are about to shoot it out]
Charming Jones: Hold it! Like the man says... just hold it.
[She walks up to Cactus Jack]
Charming Jones: [to Handsome Stranger] Ah, exactly *what* are your intentions?
Handsome Stranger: To see that justice is done!
Charming Jones: [to Cactus Jack] And yours?
Cactus Jack: Blow his head off! Steal the money!
Charming Jones: And...?
Cactus Jack: [laughs] ... And then I'm gonna ravish you!
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Featured in Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget (2009) See more »

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Handsome Stranger
Written by Jimmy Darrell & Joe Smartt
Performed by 'Mel Tillis (I)'
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It's supposed to be a LIVE action Road Runner Cartoon!
1 November 2004 | by (Albuquerque, NM) – See all my reviews

You people have completely missed the point of the movie! When Kirk Douglas falls off the cliff, or off his horse, he is not intended to be hurt! Didn't you get it when he painted a tunnel on the big rock, and Arnold and Ann PASS right through it? Then when Douglas tries it, he runs splat into the rock! It is a very funny comedy! COMEDY being the key word here. Arnold has some great lines in this movie as does Ann Margaret. This is your classic Saturday Morning Wile E. Coyote/Roadrunner cartoon done in a live version. Don't worry so much about the acting, and just enjoy the movie.

Also, Ann Margaret is NOT 63 in this movie, and she is VERY hot looking in it. And even at 63, she is still somewhat hot!

If you have this movie and Brain Donors, you have yourself a fun day ahead of you!!


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