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El Diablo (1990)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  22 July 1990 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Don Collier ...
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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When Pitchfork Napier is taunting Billy Ray in the desert, the inkwell is full/empty between shots when Billy Ray passes out after watching Dancing Bear scalp Napier. See more »

Quotes

Bebe: What you lookin at?
[catching Billy Ray staring at his leg brace]
Billy Ray Smith: [stares away quickly] Nothing.
Bebe: Damn right! There ain't nothin there.
[laughs]
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References High Noon (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

What a Friend We Have in Jesus
(uncredited)
Music by Charles Crozat Converse
Lyrics by Joseph M. Scriven
Performed by John Glover and crowd
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i Viva El Diablo!
20 August 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Before degenerating into an endless series of heavy handed political screeds, HBO Pictures delivered many great made-for-TV movies including a half dozen or so respectable westerns.

El Diablo is a fun comedy that simultaneously celebrates and debunks the mythology of the old west. The plot involves Anthony Edwards (in his Revenge Of The Nerds persona) as a meek, bumbling schoolteacher from the east who idolizes the cowpokes and gunmen of the pulp magazines he uses to teach his pupils.

When a pretty teenage student is kidnapped by the infamous bandit El Diablo (Robert Beltran who's terrific), he sets out single handedly to rescue her, gathering together a colorful group of "badmen" each with his own agenda.

Edwards and Louis Gossett Jr. head a great supporting cast with standout performances by John Glover and Joe Pantoliano as Kid "Durango". In fact, there's no slackers here!

Though no Magnificent Seven, El Diablo is worth watching and worthwhile for fans.


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