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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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Jake
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Pestoso
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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 »

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Billy Ray Smith: [outraged] You just shot that man in the back!
Van Leek: [unperturbed] His back was to me.
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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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A fun western
6 August 2001 | by (Phila., PA) – See all my reviews

Anthony Edwards plays Billy Ray Smith, a school teacher who sees a young, female student of his kidnapped by a ruthless Mexican known only as "El Diablo" played by Robert Beltran. Billy Ray sets out after this known killer not knowing how to shoot a gun, ride a horse or just about anything other cowboys could do. He is seeking the help of "Kid Durango" who he's read about and thinks is the fastest gun in the west. Along his journey, he meets and teams up with Thomas Van Leek, played by Louis Gossett, Jr. Van Leek is a no-nonsense gunslinger who shoots opponents in the back because "their back is to me." A few more mercenaries join the duo including "Preacher" played excellently by John Glover. When they find Kid Durango. played by Joe Pantoliano, Billy Ray discovers that his western hero is just a convincing novelist. This film was apparently made for TV and should have been seen by many more people. It's a hoot and lots of fun to watch.


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