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Villa Rides (1968)

Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico.

Director:

Buzz Kulik

Writers:

Robert Towne (screenplay), Sam Peckinpah (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yul Brynner ... Pancho Villa
Robert Mitchum ... Lee Arnold
Maria Grazia Buccella ... Fina (as Grazia Buccella)
Charles Bronson ... Rodolfo Fierro
Herbert Lom ... General Huerta
Robert Viharo ... Urbina
Frank Wolff ... Ramirez
Alexander Knox ... President Madero
Robert Carricart ... Don Luis (as Bob Carricart)
Andrés Monreal Andrés Monreal ... Captain Herrera
Fernando Rey ... Fuentes
Julio Peña ... General
José María Prada ... Major
Regina de Julián Regina de Julián ... Lupita
Antoñito Ruiz Antoñito Ruiz ... Juan (as Antonio Ruiz)
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Storyline

Pulled into the Mexican Revolution by his own greed, Texas gunrunner & pilot Lee Arnold joins bandit-turned-patriot Pancho Villa & his band of dedicated men in a march across Mexico battling the Colorados & stealing women's hearts as they go. But each has a nemesis among his friends: Arnold is tormented by Fierro, Villa's right-hand-man; and Villa must face possible betrayal by his own president's naiveté. Written by Steve83

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Taglines:

The bloodiest rebel of a violent era! See more »

Genres:

War | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Pancho Villa See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,640,000, 31 December 1968
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first movie where Charles Bronson appears with his trademark mustache. See more »

Goofs

Helicopter rotor wash visible in the trees during the Conejos cavalry charges. See more »

Quotes

Pancho Villa: Everyone is not like you.
President Francisco Madero: My friend, it's very much better that I die a fool trusting too much, than live a tyrant trusting no one at all.
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Connections

Referenced in The Story of Eloise (1976) See more »

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Good western flick
2 November 2010 | by aschwanitzSee all my reviews

First time I saw this movie I thought it was excellent, I was about twelve then. I still have a fondness for it, and will watch it whenever I find it on t.v.

I am not a student of Mexican history, nor do I pretend to be, but I enjoyed it, and will watch it again all over. If you are looking for a life changing event then this is not it,(really if you want to change your life then get off of the couch, movies are not life, not even a substitute, go out, meet someone, have a fling, live a LIFE) if you want an amusing hour and a half, then this should do the job for you.

What more can you you want from a movie?


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