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Vengeance (1977)

Kid Vengeance (original title)
R | | Western | August 1977 (USA)
Tom's parents are killed by Mexican outlaws after their leader (Van Cleef) rapes his mother as he watched. He sets out to exact revenge and is ultimately helped by a successful gold prospector who has been robbed by the same outlaws.

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Joseph Manduke

Writers:

Bud Robbins (screenplay by), James Telfer (screenplay by) (as Jay Telfer) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lee Van Cleef ... McClain
Jim Brown ... Isaac
John Marley ... Jesus
Glynnis O'Connor ... Lisa
Leif Garrett ... Tom
David Loden David Loden ... Father
Dalia Penn Dalia Penn ... Mother
Matt Clark ... Grover
Timothy Scott ... Ned (as Tim Scott)
Richard Vanstone Richard Vanstone ... Dewey
Joseph Shiloach ... Lupe
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Tom's parents are killed by Mexican outlaws after their leader (Van Cleef) rapes his mother as he watched. He sets out to exact revenge and is ultimately helped by a successful gold prospector who has been robbed by the same outlaws.

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He watched them massacre his father... Shame his mother... Take his sister. They made him...

Genres:

Western

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USA | Israel

Language:

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Release Date:

August 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vengeance See more »

Filming Locations:

Lordsburg, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Filmed before Lee Van Cleef's final western Diamante Lobo (1976), but released afterwards. See more »

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Featured in Western Outlaws: 50 Movie MegaPack (2016) See more »

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Engagingly surreal.
30 September 2002 | by madsagittarianSee all my reviews

I may be the only person in the universe that actually likes this movie. Of course the last time I saw this, I was 16, and not yet force-fed twaddle like Resnais, and being conditioned as to what to appreciate in cinema. Even so, this film was enough to make the great Lee Van Cleef hang up his six-guns forever, with the exception of riffing his cowboy image for Cheetos and Midas Muffler commercials. He is superbly slimy in this one, nonetheless-- with a big earring, bandana and goatee, his character McLain is outlandish, but in a good way. Despite the exploitative nature of the material, much of the film is otherworldly- the violence and the characters. Shot in orange hues and dreamy soft focus, Leif Garrett (yes... Leif Garrett) rides the trail of vengeance after Van Cleef's gang of slimeballs after they murder his family. He gets an ally in Jim Brown, who shares his thirst for revenge after Lee rips off his mine. The fact that some of the violence is ludicrous actually works- take for instance the scene with the scorpion, or when an outlaw has rocks dropped on his head in slow motion. The last half of this revenge western has a dream-like quality; perhaps it was meant to accentuate the state of mind of Garrett's character, and of a child at that. Dealing with such a loss and seeking retribution for it puts one in a strange state of consciousness-- how often have we felt after the death of a loved one that we are dreaming. or hoping that we will wake up soon? But at least, because this film is so bizarre, it is not your average revenge oater. It at least makes you think about you are watching. Isn't that what cinema art is supposed to do?


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