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The Villain
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Robert G. Kane (written by)
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Release Date:
27 July 1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
...the fastest fun in the west!
Plot:
Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Hal Needham obituary
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Hal Needham obituary
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'Smokey and the Bandit' director Hal Needham dies, aged 82
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It's supposed to be a LIVE action Road Runner Cartoon! See more (56 total) »

Cast

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Kirk Douglas ... Cactus Jack

Ann-Margret ... Charming Jones

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Handsome Stranger

Paul Lynde ... Nervous Elk
Foster Brooks ... Bank Clerk

Ruth Buzzi ... Damsel in Distress

Jack Elam ... Avery Simpson

Strother Martin ... Parody Jones
Ray Bickel ... Man

Robert Tessier ... Mashing Finger

Mel Tillis ... Telegraph Agent
Laura Lizer Sommers ... Working Girl

Jan Eddy ... Sheriff
Mel Todd ... Conductor
Jim Anderson ... Bartender
Ed Little ... Little Man in Bar
Dick Dickinson ... Man in Bar
Richard Brewer ... Man in Bar
Charles Haigh ... Salesman
Ron Duffy ... Salesman

Earl W. Smith ... Salesman
Mike Cerre ... Salesman
Lee Davis ... Salesman
Dick Armstrong ... Ticket Agent
Sheldon Rosner ... Little Man Outside Bank
Bud Stout ... Blacksmith (as Budd Stout)
Ott ... Whiskey
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Clinton James Austin ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Directed by
Hal Needham 
 
Writing credits
Robert G. Kane (written by)

Produced by
Mort Engelberg .... producer
Paul Maslansky .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bill Justis 
 
Cinematography by
Bobby Byrne 
 
Film Editing by
Walter Hannemann 
 
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson 
 
Costume Design by
Bob Mackie 
 
Sound Department
Dicken Berglund .... foley mixer
Dicken Berglund .... re-recording mixer m&e
Robert 'Bobby' Rouge .... boom operator
John Speak .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
John Ashby .... stunts
Jim Burgdorf .... stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts
Gary Combs .... stunt coordinator
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts
Jean Coulter .... stunts (as Jeannie Coulter)
H.P. Evetts .... stunts
Clifford Happy .... stunts
Bennie Moore .... stunts
Regina Parton .... stunts
Jeff Ramsey .... stunts
Larry Randles .... stunts
Bobby Sargent .... stunts (as Bobby Sargeant)
Joree Sirianni .... stunts
Andree Williams .... stunts
Walter Wyatt .... stunts
Lightning Bear .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted T. Sugura .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Jack N. Young .... extras casting (as Jack Young)
 
Other crew
John Craigmile .... wrangler (as John J. Craigmile)
Steve DeFrance .... stand-in
Kent Hays .... wrangler
Fred McDougall .... wrangler
Stevie Myers .... wrangler
David Needham .... assistant to producer
Kathleen M. Shea .... assistant to director
Chris Spann .... wrangler
Bob Terhune .... wrangler
 

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Runtime:
89 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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:
Crew or equipment visible: 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!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Handsome StrangerSee more »

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30 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
It's supposed to be a LIVE action Road Runner Cartoon!, 1 November 2004
Author: agspam from Albuquerque, NM

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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