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Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold (1984)
"Yellow Hair and the Pecos Kid" (original title)

R  |   |  Adventure, Western  |  November 1984 (USA)
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Fiery blonde half-breed Yellow Hair and her easygoing sidekick the Pecos Kid are after a fortune in Mayan gold. The courageous duo have run-ins with an army of Mexican soldiers, a gang of ... See full summary »

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Yellow Hair
Ken Roberson ...
Pecos Kid
Cihangir Gaffari ...
Shayowteewah (as John Ghaffari)
Luis Lorenzo ...
Colonel Torres
Claudia Gravy ...
Grey Cloud (as Claudia Gravi)
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Flores (as Aldo Sambrel)
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Man-Who-Knows
Ramiro Oliveros ...
Tortuga
Suzannah Woodside ...
Rainbow
Concha Márquez Piquer ...
Gambling Woman
Antonio Tarruella ...
Gambling Man (as Tony Tarruella)
Daniel Martin ...
1st Comanche
Mario De Abros ...
Flores' Deputy
Román Ariznavarreta ...
Machine Gun Soldier (as Roman Ariz-Navarreta)
Pablo García Ortega ...
Machine Gun Soldier (as Pablo G. Ortega)
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Fiery blonde half-breed Yellow Hair and her easygoing sidekick the Pecos Kid are after a fortune in Mayan gold. The courageous duo have run-ins with an army of Mexican soldiers, a gang of dastardly bandits, and a lethal tribe of Aztec warriors while searching the countryside for said gold fortune. Written by Woodyanders

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Behind its walls, the treasure of kings. Getting in is easy. Getting out... impossible!

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More Spaghetti Western than Indiana Jones
22 August 2003 | by (the rock) – See all my reviews

YELLOW HAIR AND THE FORTRESS OF GOLD is a Crown International release, which we all know what that means: acting, production values, dialogue are all questionable. Seriously, this movie looks like one of the bigger budgeted CI flicks but that doesn't mean the movie itself is better than the average CI release. While watching it, the film reminded me more of Spaghetti Westerns than the Indiana Jones type of movies it's being advertised as. The title and the video's cover box are very deceptive. YELLOW HAIR AND THE PECOS KID is a more apt title. Though there are some moments about a lost civilization and treasures, the whole stale flick is nowhere near the type of action seen in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, even if both movies use old time serials as their source of inspiration.

The film itself was dull and creaky. Lotsa slow motion gun action, typical in Westerns made in the 1960s. Seeing that this movie was made in the 1980s, YELLOW HAIR has a very outdated feel to it. Spaghetti Westerns weren't being made in the 1980s anymore. It's seems the producers of this stillborn action/western weren't aware of this. The acting was mostly bad. The ineffectual heroine, Yellow Hair, is unfortunately nicknamed "Yella" throughout the movie. The whole film is politically incorrect but not in a fun P.I. way. Some of the stunts involving horses were obviously harmful to the animals. All in all, a pretty forgettable and pointless Spaghetti Western film, deceptively advertised as an action movie.


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