MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,855 this week

Desperado (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Western  -  27 April 1987 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 183 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1057 titles
created 20 Apr 2013
 
a list of 3752 titles
created 02 Oct 2013
 
a list of 624 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 50 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Desperado" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Desperado (TV Movie 1987)

Desperado (TV Movie 1987) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Desperado.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Young rancher Kirby Frye is appointed deputy in a small town tyrannized by ruthless Phil Sundeen, the son of one of the founders of the town.

Director: Chris McIntyre
Stars: Michael Forest, Cody Glenn, Michael Horse
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A priest is put in a dilemma when the serial killer who has been murdering priests and nuns confesses to him.

Director: Fred Walton
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Charles Durning, Roger Angelini
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A band of thieves steal from a Mexican bank and travel to Argentina to launder the money. Upon their arrival the plan goes south and it's up to them to figure out what went wrong.

Director: Alejandro Lozano
Stars: Tony Dalton, Jordi Mollà, Ana de la Reguera
Gold Coast (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Karen's married to Frank, a millionaire who has no morals and a hypocrite. it's alright for him to fool around but not for her. So when she has an affair and brags to him about it, he vows ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Weller
Stars: David Caruso, Barry Primus, Marg Helgenberger
Desperado (1995)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A Vietnam veteran and ex-con is persuaded by a shady woman to rob a $50,000 payroll account on a California produce farm. But who is playing who?

Director: Alex March
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Leigh Taylor-Young, Van Heflin
Stick (1985)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Ernest (Stick) Stickley returns from prison, and very soon he gets involved with his old friend in a drug-running deal that goes sour. Hired by a rich investor, he tries to walk the line, ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Reynolds
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, George Segal
Last Stand at Saber River (TV Movie 1997)
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Tom Selleck, Suzy Amis, Rachel Duncan
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A wanted outlaw arrives in town to rob a bank that has already been held up! His past and his friendship with the sheriff land them both in trouble.

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Glenn Ford
Touch (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken, Skeet Ulrich
Pronto (TV Movie 1997)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Harry Arno is a Miami Beach bookie who finds himself in trouble with his mob bosses for reasons he can't quite figure out. When an assailant attempts to kill him, he decides that it's time ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Peter Falk, Glenne Headly, James Le Gros
Certificate: GP Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Richard Quine
Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Widmark, Alan Alda
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Ballard, Company Police Chief
...
Bede
...
Malloy, Nora's Dad
Stephen Davies ...
Calvin, Ballard's Henchman
Lise Cutter ...
Nora Malloy
...
Sally a Hooker
...
Sheriff John Whaley
...
Mona Lisa
...
Marshal Dancey
Richard Marcus ...
Emmett, Deputy / Jailer
...
Grady, Livery Stable
...
Mercenary #5
Linda Almond ...
Hooker
William Paul Brown ...
Mule Skinner #1 (as William P. Brown)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Saga de um Fugitivo  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Ballard, Company Police Chief: There'll be a trial when the circuit judge comes to town. Do you know him? We go hunting quail together when he's here. He's a damn fine shot and a very fair man - completely impartial. He'll hear the case, weigh the evidence... and Duell McCall will hang!
See more »

Connections

Followed by The Return of Desperado (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Desperado
by Don Henley and Glenn Frey
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Too Many Stars For All To Shine Brightly
24 January 2013 | by (Mechanicsburg, PA) – See all my reviews

Hey folks,

This is the first of four Desperado films from the late 1980s, and the series of four are really pretty good oaters for those of us who like the western flicks. While they may not be on the level of Lonesome Dove and Open Range, they are a lot more exciting than many of the oaters I used to enjoy as a youth.

Alex McArthur's Duell McCall is exciting to watch as the good "bad guy," and Lise Cutter as his love interest, Nora, is very credible as well as being most easy on the eyes. Nora is also a good shooter and does not leave it all to the guys. In this first of the series, there are a host of well known supporting actors in the cast including: Donald Moffat, Pernell Roberts, Yaphet Kotto, Dirk Blocker, Robert Vaughn, and even Gladys Knight.

My only complaint is this show probably had too many stars for them all to shine as brightly as one might have wished. In spite of that, the Desperado series is a fun one, and all four shows are fun to re-watch every few years.

Best wishes, Dave Wile


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Want to Buy TV Desperado Series w/ Alex McArthur seedsower31prov
want to buy deaperado series/w alex Mcarthur leejoan
Mistaken Identity blitzkrieg1701
Know where i can see this? spook2
get this movie? srmutsaers
ONE ON EBAY alanr6939
Discuss Desperado (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?