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Adiós Amigo (1975)

A conman's crimes are blamed on a good-natured fast-drawing cowboy he meets and decides to use as decoy.

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Fred Williamson

Writer:

Fred Williamson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Williamson ... Big Ben
Richard Pryor ... Sam Spade
James Brown ... Sheriff
Robert Phillips ... Notary
Mike Henry ... Mary's Husband
Suhaila Farhat Suhaila Farhat
Victoria Jee Victoria Jee
Lynn Jackson Lynn Jackson ... (as Lynne Jackson)
Heidi Dobbs Heidi Dobbs
Liz Treadwell Liz Treadwell
Joy Lober Joy Lober
The Ink Spots The Ink Spots ... (as Johnny Taylor's Inkspots)
Thalmus Rasulala ... Noah
Deborah Chenoweth Deborah Chenoweth ... (as Debbie Chenoweth)
Timothy Blake Timothy Blake
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Storyline

A conman's crimes are blamed on a good-natured fast-drawing cowboy he meets and decides to use as decoy.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adeus Amigo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Po' Boy Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Pryor's lines were mostly ad-libbed. See more »

Quotes

Bandit: I think I kill both of ya!
Sam Spade: Now wait a minute! I said I didn't have the money here. I didn't say I didn't know where it was.
Bandit: Good! Now we go somewhere!
Sam Spade: Yeah, we go somewhere! I get on my horse, I go get the money and come back!
Bandit: You go? Come back? Kill him!
Sam Spade: Hold it! No, no! Look, I think you misunderstand my plan! See, I go...I leave my amigo here. If I don't come back you kill him!
Big Ben: Hey, now wait a minute!
Bandit: You keep quiet!
Big Ben: I don't like that idea. I go get the money...you kill him!
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An amiably silly and harmless tongue-in-cheek Western comedy romp
25 July 2006 | by WoodyandersSee all my reviews

The ever-solid and charming Fred "the Hammer" Williamson stars as a rugged itinerant gunslinger who becomes the reluctant constant patsy for slick'n'shrewd con man Richard Pryor. The crafty duo experience a series of goofy misadventures in the Old West in this amiably inane and inconsequential piece of low-budget blaxploitation sagebrush fluff. Competently directed by Williamson (who also wrote the slight, but witty script), the rambling narrative saunters along at a pleasingly relaxed rate, the tone remains pleasant and playful throughout, and there's a winningly breezy'n'easy chemistry between the two leads, with Williamson engagingly playing the long-suffering straight man to Pryor's smartaleck joker. Moreover, Williamson stages the expected rough'n'tumble fisticuffs, heated shoot-outs, a daring jailbreak and frantic horseback chase sequences with a reasonable amount of skill and brio. Popping up in nifty supporting parts are Thalmus ("Blacula," "Cool Breeze") Rasulala as a rascally old coot with two hot daughters and former Tarzan Mike Henry as a dumb, ornery cuss. Both Luchi ("Friday Foster") De Jesus' cool soulful score and especially the funky R&B theme song really hit the groovy spot. Granted, "Blazing Saddles" this picture sure ain't, but it's a satisfyingly lightweight and good-natured diversion just the same.


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