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Viva Max (1969)

When his girlfriend tells him that his men wouldn't follow him to a house of ill repute, Max, a general in the Mexican army decides to perform some great act of heroism. He takes his men ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry Paris

Writers:

Jim Lehrer (novel) (as James Lehrer), Elliott Baker (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Ustinov ... General Maximilian Rodrigues De Santos
Pamela Tiffin ... Paula Whitland
Jonathan Winters ... General Billy Joe Hallson
John Astin ... Sergeant Valdez
Keenan Wynn ... General Lacomber
Harry Morgan ... Chief of Police Sylvester
Alice Ghostley ... Hattie
Kenneth Mars ... Dr. Sam Gillison
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Edna Miller
Bill McCutcheon ... Desmond Miller
Gino Conforti ... Contreras
Christopher Ross Christopher Ross ... Gomez
Larry Hankin ... Romero
Paul Sand ... Moreno
Don Diamond ... Hernandez
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Storyline

When his girlfriend tells him that his men wouldn't follow him to a house of ill repute, Max, a general in the Mexican army decides to perform some great act of heroism. He takes his men over the border into Texas and re-captures the Alamo. This upsets the Texans greatly. The Texas National Guard is sent to retake the mission. Normally this would be easy as Max's men have left all of their ammunition back in Mexico, but the State department insists that no one be killed and so the National Guard also goes in with unloaded weapons. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Some heroes are born...some are made...some are mistakes See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viva Max! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Refers to the John Wayne film The Alamo (1960) by showing a painting of Wayne as Davy Crockett defending the Alamo. Normally there is a disclaimer that states "all characters depicted in this motion picture are fictitious," etc. In this film, the disclaimer reads "all characters depicted in this motion picture except John Wayne are fictitious..." See more »

Goofs

Laredo is 146 miles from San Antonio. While Max and Gomez get to San Antonio by car, it's never explained how the rest of the men get there. See more »

Quotes

General Maximilian Rodrigues De Santos: A friend of mine, a woman, she told me the men do not respect me. She said they would not follow me even into a whorehouse!
Sergeant Valdez: She is wrong, senor. The men would follow you into a whorehouse.
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Crazy Credits

"All persons mentioned in this story are completely fictitious except for: Davy Crockett Col. William B. Travis James Bowie John Wayne and Richard Widmark" is the first credit to appear. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Alamo (1960) See more »

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Wow, 1969!
7 May 2007 | by jimel98See all my reviews

I have not seen this movie since I saw it in the Drive-in when it was first released and I was a mere 9 years old. Yet, despite this, it amazes me that I can recall little snippets from this movie and the theme song has NEVER LEFT MY BRAIN! If that isn't a sign that a movie can have an impact, nothing is.

There's a chance that if I were to see it today, I might say, 'Gee, I guess that was amusing' and shrug it off, but I doubt it. I will have to watch for this movie and see it again and find out if I find it as hilarious today as I did then.

With a cast like this, odds are in favor of me enjoying it even more today.


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