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The Revengers (1972)

PG | | Western | 19 April 1973 (Mexico)
When a rancher's family is massacred by a gang of outlaws, he assembles a mean team of convicts as his posse to pursue the killers.

Director:

Daniel Mann

Writers:

Wendell Mayes (screenplay), Steven W. Carabatsos (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Holden ... John Benedict
Ernest Borgnine ... Hoop
Woody Strode ... Job
Roger Hanin ... Quiberon
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Zweig (as Rene Koldehoff)
Jorge Luke ... Chamaco
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ... Cholo (as Jorge Martinez de Hoyos)
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Free State
Warren Vanders Warren Vanders ... Tarp
Larry Pennell ... Arny
John Kelly John Kelly ... Whitcomb
Scott Holden Scott Holden ... Lieutenant
James Daughton ... Morgan
Lorraine Chanel Lorraine Chanel ... Mrs. Benedict
Raúl Pérez Prieto Raúl Pérez Prieto ... Warden (as Raul Prieto)
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Storyline

The life of peaceful rancher John Benedict (William Holden) is torn apart when his family is massacred by a gang of marauding outlaws and his farm is destroyed. He assembles a team of mean, lawless convicts to act as his posse as he pursues the gang responsible for the deaths of his loved ones. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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He bought six men out of hell and they brought it with them.

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Western

Certificate:

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1973 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Revengers See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Last film of Susan Hayward. See more »

Goofs

When the Indians first charge the garrison, the first shot from the defenders' point of view shows dead Indians already in front of the defenses. See more »

Quotes

Hoop: He's in the hole! Yes, sir, the same hole we was in! I heard that, I almost wet myself laughing.
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Revenge- the western way
24 January 2012 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Rancher John Benedict's wife and four children are killed one day by Comanche Indians.He needs to revenge for their deaths.He gathers up a posse formed of six prisoners.Their job is to find a man named Tarp, who led the slaughter.The Revengers (1972) is directed by Daniel Mann.There's a great ensemble in this movie.The legendary William Holden plays John Benedict.A legend is also Ernest Borgnine, a living legend, I might add.He plays Hoop.Today this man celebrates his 95th birthday.That's quite an achievement.And he's done about 200 movies in his career.And he's still not thinking of retirement.Way to go, Ernie! The terrific Woody Strode portrays Job.Roger Hanin plays the part of Quiberon.Susan Hayward returned from her voluntary retirement to play Elizabeth Reilly.Arthur Hunnicutt is Free State.Warren Vanders plays Tarp.Larry Pennell is Arny.James Daughton is Morgan.Holden's late son, Scott Holden, plays Lieutenant.I'd say as a western this is underrated.It may not reach the level of The Wild Bunch, but there still are some likable qualities in this movie.It's a manly movie, but those moments between Bill Holden and Susan Hayward are filled with sweetness and tenderness.And those manly scenes also work, the bloody battle scenes.Watch this movie and have your own opinion of it.But I liked it pretty much.


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