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Macho Callahan (1970)

R | | Western | 17 August 1970 (USA)
Macho Callahan breaks out of a Confederate military prison, intent on revenge against the man responsible for his imprisonment. Unfortunately, along the way, he kills another man and that man's vengeful widow tracks down Callahan.


Bernard L. Kowalski (as Bernard Kowalski)


Richard Carr (story), Cliff Gould (as Clifford Newton Gould)




Cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Diego Callahan
Jean Seberg ... Alexandra Mountford
Lee J. Cobb ... Duffy
James Booth ... Harry Wheeler
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Juan
David Carradine ... David Mountford
Bo Hopkins ... Yancy
Anne Revere ... Crystal
Richard Anderson ... Officer
Diane Ladd ... Girl
Matt Clark ... Jailer
Richard Evans ... Mulvey
Cyril Delevanti ... Old man
William Bryant ... Dealer (as Bill Bryant)
Robert Morgan Robert Morgan ... McIntyre (as Bob Morgan)


A man tricked into enlisting in the Confederate army is later thrown into a hellish stockade on desertion charges. He eventually breaks out of the prison camp, reunites with his old partner and sets out to kill the man who was responsible for his being in the camp in the first place. However, after accidentally killing a Confederate officer, he finds himself pursued by a gang of vicious bounty hunters intent on collecting the reward put up by the dead officer's widow. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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David Janssen - A fugitive exploding from prison! Hunted by killers! Led by the woman who wanted him...beaten, broken, or dead! See more »




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Mexico | USA



Release Date:

17 August 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asylliptos drapetis See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico

Company Credits

Production Co:

Felicidad Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Bernard Kowalski had worked with David Janssen on Janssen's first TV series, Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957), some 13 years before this movie. See more »


Alexandra Mountford: Your stories are marvelous. They help me to know you better.
Juan: Know me? Me and Macho? No. You see, up here
[indicating his head]
Juan: is not the place to really understand. Here
[indicating his heart]
Juan: is to understand.
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How not to be inspiring
4 October 2016 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

Another "spaghetti" style Western, a victim of its time.

It's pretty much just routine formula Hollywood. "Spaghetti" was actually just the same Hollywood formula and set of clichés set to extremes.

There are many problems with such movies, and this movie is a prime example. We never care about any of the multitude of dull "demi god" characters thrown at us. They're so self righteous and unmotivated in their "demi god" status that they just bore us.

Don't bother trying to watch it in one sitting. It isn't possible, unless you are one of the "Beavis and Butthead" types. It's too ordinary, too Hollywood, too much into its own relentless hate and boredom.

We can't relate to any of this, and only the most hate filled Beavis and Butthead bubble boys can't feel the deliberate alienation. Mature people, educated people, people who aren't crack heads, all of these are totally alienated by the writing here, and that's because of the stereotypical characters that are impossible to relate to.

It's like watching demi gods decide to make the world into crap, for no reason.

And what in the world was Lee J Cobb thinking, being a part of this garbage?

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