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El arracadas (1978)

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A young boy witnesses the assassination of his father by a criminal who gives him an earring to remember him by. Now grown up, the man is out in the hunt for his father's killer taking anyone down in his way.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Vicente Fernández
Fernando Almada
Roberto Cañedo
Patricia Rivera
Mario Almada
Raquel Olmedo
Tere Álvarez ...
(as María Teresa Álvarez)
Humberto Elizondo ...
(as Umberto Elizondo)
Wanda Seux
Alfredo Gutiérrez
Pedro Muñoz ...
(as Pedro Muñoz 'Chihuahua')
Patricia Maldonado
Luis de Alba
Alejandro Fernández
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arturo Martínez hijo ...
(as Arturo Martínez Jr.)
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A young boy witnesses the assassination of his father by a criminal who gives him an earring to remember him by. Now grown up, the man is out in the hunt for his father's killer taking anyone down in his way.

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One of the villains is shot in the head, but the bump covering the squib is clearly visible before the shot. The actor moves his head sideways instead of going backwards, clearly showing the wire that activated the blood squib. hidden under the hat. See more »

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Great 70's action movie
22 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie when I was a boy with my dad on TV back in the 80's, I liked it but I really didn't quite enjoy it. I bought the DVD 4 months ago and it knocked me out of my socks. This movie is so intense both in the action and the romance as well. I think Vicente Fernandez as the arracadas could be the Mexican version of Scarface, seriously. This guy was amazing and his performance was as good as i have ever seen in an action movie.

This is an action/western movie that will keep you watching until the end, there is some intense violence and some of the shooting scenes are good even for this age specially the bullets hitting the clothes and the blood coming out in a very realistic way as well as some mild nudity(not for young kids).

Overall this is a movie that if it came out on TV with English subtitles, I am sure arracadas face would be on lots of t-shirts.


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