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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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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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Trivia:
Cactus Jack Slade, the character played by Kirk Douglas, is a human character form of the Wily E. Coyote character from the Warner Brothers 'Looney Tunes' / 'Road Runner' cartoons. This film though does not feature a human-form equivalent of the Road Runner character.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:
Telegraph agent:[stuttering] B-b-boy, you t-t-alk f-f-u-nny.
Handsome Stranger:[heavy Austrian accent] That's easy for you to say.
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Live action Road Runner cartoon!!, 9 April 2003
Author: Frank-97 from Highland Mills, NY

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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