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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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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
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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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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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When the heroes trick the guards of El Diablo's hideout into taking a group picture, the last guard that dies is shot with two arrows, and the second arrow has a guiding wire that is clearly visible. See more »

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Spivey Irick: I'll tell you something about this El Diablo. They did find him once. Caught him down in Amos, a little border town north of Laredo. Caught him, tried him and hanged him all in the same night. But he wouldn't die. He just hanged there by his neck, spitting at the crowd like they disgusted him. Cussed 'em out so bad the women folk had to go home. I was there when they cut him down. And I thank the Lord I left when I did. Three days later, so the story goes, El Diablo returned to Amos with his ...
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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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