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El Diablo (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Western | TV Movie 22 July 1990
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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El Diablo
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Zamudio
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Nettie Tuleen
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Dancing Bear
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Pitchfork Napier
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Jake
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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Billy Ray Smith: [outraged] You just shot that man in the back!
Van Leek: [unperturbed] His back was to me.
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Connections

References High Noon (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Shall We Gather at the River?
(uncredited)
By Robert Lowry
Performed by Debby Rosenthal and crowd
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Why did you shoot him in the back?
31 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Because that's the way he was facing. I loved this western, it was one of the best I've ever seen. Gossett played a practical gunslinger who shot a man in the back if he had to in order to win and stay alive, not because he was a gutless wonder. He took a school teacher with 2 left hands under his wing after the man's fiancee is captured by a notorious murdering bank robber, El Diablo. Watching the instructor learn the ways of the west while becoming a tougher man was both amusing and exciting. Thumbs up.


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