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Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold (1984)

Yellow Hair and the Pecos Kid (original title)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Yellow Hair
Ken Roberson ...
Pecos Kid
Cihangir Gaffari ...
Shayowteewah (as John Ghaffari)
Luis Lorenzo ...
Colonel Torres
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Grey Cloud (as Claudia Gravi)
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Flores (as Aldo Sambrel)
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Man-Who-Knows
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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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Adventure | Western

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November 1984 (USA)  »

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What was I watching?!
12 October 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Despite the distinctive title, YELLOW HAIR AND THE FORTRESS OF GOLD turns out to be an absolute dog of a movie, and that's from somebody with a penchant for early '80s fare. This is some kind of shambolic comedy adventure in which a feisty heroine and her sidekick roam around a barren landscape, fighting off warriors and gunslingers in a hunt for mystical treasure.

The plotting's okay, I suppose, but it's the execution where this film really fails: it's treated as a dumb-as-nails comedy, with awful dialogue that sounds like it's been dubbed in, and execrable performances. It says something when the statuesque but wooden Laurene Landon (HUNDRA) gives the best performance in a film otherwise chock full of actors gurning, hamming it up, performing tired slapstick routines, and the like.

The running time is overlong and the exaggerated direction, with its repeated use of slow motion, soon wears on the viewer. If they had taken things seriously then this might have been halfway enjoyable, but the repeated (and repetitive) attempts at dumb humour absolutely sink it. Yeah, I hated it.


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