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A war veteran is forced to steal the world's fastest horse, "Excalibur", for the Mob when they kidnapped his son. He seeks help from two of his war-buddies from Korea and his singer girlfriend to do it.

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Mario Almada ...
Felipe Segura
Rosenda Bernal ...
Sonia (Felipe's Girlfriend) (as Rozenda Bernal)
Paquito Cuevas ...
Beto Segura (Felipe's Son)
Noé Murayama ...
Santino's Main Henchman
Jorge Patiño ...
Joe Patana (Felipe's War-Buddy)
Víctor Junco ...
Santino the Mob Leader
Humberto Luna ...
Raul (Felipe's Best Friend)
Luis Accinelli ...
LaMok (Felipe's War-Buddy)
Toño Infante ...
Santino's Henchman #2
Rubén Recio
Excalibur ...
Himself (as World's Fastest Horse)
Ruth Serrano ...
Amiga Santino
Frank Massimo ...
Jockey
William H. Buch ...
Walinford
Hilda Mendez ...
Donna
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A war veteran is forced to steal the world's fastest horse, "Excalibur", for the Mob when they kidnapped his son. He seeks help from two of his war-buddies from Korea and his singer girlfriend to do it.

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The Most Spectacular Robbery Ever Filmed!

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Paquito Cueva who portrays the child 'Beto" has his voice dubbed. The only time his real voice is heard is when he sings a brief song at the beginning of the film. See more »

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The horse "Excalibur" is given 'Starring Billing". See more »

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La Solterita
by Lilia De La Fuente
Sung by Rosenda Bernal
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"Robbery in Tijuana"!
20 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is about the robbery of the most expensive horse in the world, 'Excalibur', at the famed hydro-dome in Tijuana, Mexico. A vicious and deadly Mob leader named "Santino" (Victor Junco), who controls all the bets legal & illegal, decides that he must have the prized horse at any cost.

He knows the only man capable of such a feat is his old war-nemesis, "Felipe Segura" (Mario Almada). A widowed veteran who now lives a good clean life with his son "Beto" (Paquito Cuevas) and his devoted singer/girlfriend "Sonia" (Rosenda Bernal) Santino knowing that Felipe would never would go for such a scheme, decides to kidnapped Felipe's son Beto and force Felipe to comply or Santino will kill his son otherwise. Felipe has no choice and decides to enlist his two old Korean war buddies, "Joe Pantana & LeMok" to help him to carry out Santino's plan to steal "Excalibur" in order to get his son back unharmed. Problem is his buddies are not doing well after all this time. One is a alcoholic and the other a drug addict. But Felipe can't think of anyone else to the job with.

The always great and reliable Mario Almada does a good job as he always does in these type of films. Rosenda Bernal is OK as his singer/girlfriend but all she has to do is sing a couple of songs and look pretty. She does kill one of Santino's main henchmen in one scene when she discovers that Santino has betrayed Felipe. Paquito Cuevas has nothing to do but be kidnapped and he only comes alive when he decides to escape and it has disastrous results.

Humberto Luna as Felipe's best friend "Raul" gets done in by Santino's main evil henchmen, Noé Murayama , because he will not give Murayama the whereabouts of Beto. They eventually do get it out of him but at a high price for Raul. He gets his leg shot up so bad he will never walk again. Luna is a very funny actor but here he is not able to show his comic abilities at all. He basically has a thankless part and is side-lined very quickly into the story. Murayama does once again a evil guy as best as he can. He was a truly great actor but was always given the bad guy parts. In almost every film I have seen of him, he is the evil bad guy. All he does here is tug at his beard and sneer, A waste as always of this great character actor.

Victor did much better as "Santino" the main bad guy and Mob leader. A perfect antagonist for Almada. With his rich, deep voice, he made Santino even more slimy and sneaky. A great role for a wonderful actor.

And last but not least I had to mention Toño Infante. Yes, he is related to one of Mexico's dear & beloved iconic idols, Pedro Infante! He is his nephew. And ironically he looks more like his uncle Pedro than Pedro's own son Pedro Infante Jr.! But here in this film Toño has a non-speaking role as one of Santino's henchmen that is led by Murayama. He has little to do but stand around and holds a gun and shoot a little and that's it. I take it, it was one of his early role because this was a wasteful and thankless role for someone with the Infante name. But I guess they all paid their dues in the beginning. Even the great Bernabé Melendrez has a little part as one of Santino's truck driver's. Melendrez would later be the star in his own straight-to-videos films later on playing basically what Almada was playing now.

Well not a bad film but not a great film either (Has a downer of a ending). It has just enough stars and future stars in it to give a look. It was done in 1980's so no CGI whatsoever. If you want to see a horse taken away by a helicopter, then this is the film for you. Plus at the end, you get to hear a complete rip-off or a variation (however you look at it) of the "Chariot's of Fire" theme as Excalibur runs free on the beach preceding the bloody massacre that just happened.


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