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Billy Ray Smith
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Van Leek
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The Preacher
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Kid Durango
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El Diablo
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Bebe
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Zamudio
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Nettie Tuleen
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Dancing Bear
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Spivey Irick
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Chak Mol
David Dunard ...
Pitchfork Napier
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Jake
Luis Contreras ...
Pestoso
Jesse Doran ...
El Triste
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When the notorious outlaw El Diablo kidnaps a schoolgirl, her teacher, an Easterner named Billy Ray, decides to rescue her. Incompetent to track her alone, Billy Ray enlists the aid of an unscrupulous gunman. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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When a young man can't ride or shoot he needs help real bad. And here's help that's real bad.

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Comedy | Western

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22 July 1990 (USA)  »

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El Diablo - Der mit dem Teufel tanzt  »

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El Diablo's guns remain cocked while still in the history holsters. A seasoned gun fighter would never do that. See more »

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During the panorama of the desert mountain range, film crew's cars can be seen parked in single file on the road. See more »

Quotes

The Preacher: We are committing this man, Mr. Jones... ah... Mr. Shones, to his life in the hereafter. We would like to take a moment to acknowledge his contributions to our community. During Mr. Shones' short-lived term as Sheriff, he served the public to the best of his abilities. He shot eight men and three women, most of whom were engaged in breaking the law. I'm sure the others were honest mistakes.
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References High Noon (1952) See more »

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What a Friend We Have in Jesus
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Music by Charles Crozat Converse
Lyrics by Joseph M. Scriven
Performed by John Glover and crowd
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Great, fun western comedy. Gossett steals the show...
22 October 2001 | by (Chancellorsville VA) – See all my reviews

Wonderfully fun film that sometimes takes itself seriously, but mostly just has a lot of fun with the genre. Anthony Edwards is very well cast in his part, and Gossett is just fabulous as the "rode hard" old gunslinger who tries to turn Edwards into a western hero...sort of. Gossett's glorious line about why he shot someone in the back is no doubt destined to become a classic -- "Cuz that's the side he was pointing toward me." Whether you like westerns or not, this is definitely worth watching. And probably more than once.


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