The Rifleman: Season 4, Episode 1

The Vaqueros (2 Oct. 1961)

TV Episode  -   -  Family | Western
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In Mexico to buy a seed-bull, Lucas and Mark McCain fall prey to bandits. These bandits strip Lucas of his shirt, hat, and boots. Then they tie him to a tree and leave him to die while they ride off with his kidnapped son.

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Marshal Micah Torrance (credit only)
Ziva Rodann ...
Maria
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Abuelito
Than Wyenn ...
Ramos
Pepe Hern ...
Lazaro
Roberto Contreras ...
Angelo
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Miguel Patrone
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Lucas and Mark have traveled deep into Mexico looking to buy a seed bull. They are stopped by a bandito, Miguel, who takes their horses and ties Lucas to a tree for a slow death. Mark is taken prisoner and forced to work for the bandits. Lucas manages to escape and makes his way to a small village who know only too well about Miguel. They nurse Lucas back to health and when Miguel shows up in town with Mark in tow, Lucas has a chance to set things right. Written by garykmcd

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2 October 1961 (USA)  »

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Miguel: We will take everything from you - including your money.
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THERE WILL BE BLOOD !! (kind of ...)
15 April 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I sometimes stumble upon reruns of THE RIFLEMAN on Sunday mornings on AMC and caught this episode last weekend (april 2013). I saw it had Martin Landau bringing his usual great talent and energy to his role as a Mexican bandit, so I kept watching ... and something kept coming to my mind : - Jesus ! He reminds me of someone else I've seen recently ... But WHO ??? This kept bugging me until the end of the episode and then it finally hit me : That's it !! HE LOOKS AND ACTS EXACTLY LIKE DANIEL DAY LEWIS IN ''THERE WILL BE BLOOD!! !! It's totally uncanny ! He acts the same crazy way, speaks the same way, looks exactly like him, etc.

Watch and be amazed !


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