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El arracadas (1978)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 23 March 1978 (Mexico)
A young man arrives home to an assassinated father. His mother makes him promise to take vengeance upon the murderer of his father giving him an earring of which he is nicknamed "el arracadas". Upon swearing to take revenge, he goes out in the hunt for his father's killer taking anyone down in his way.

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Alberto Mariscal
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vicente Fernández Vicente Fernández ... Mariano Landeros 'El Arracadas'
Fernando Almada ... Doroteo Carrillo
Roberto Cañedo ... Ramiro Landeros
Patricia Rivera Patricia Rivera ... Elena Carrillo
Mario Almada ... Santos
Raquel Olmedo ... Fabia Landeros
Tere Álvarez Tere Álvarez ... Teresa Buendía (as María Teresa Álvarez)
Humberto Elizondo ... Huesos (as Umberto Elizondo)
Wanda Seux Wanda Seux
Alfredo Gutiérrez Alfredo Gutiérrez
Pedro Muñoz Pedro Muñoz ... (as Pedro Muñoz 'Chihuahua')
Patricia Maldonado Patricia Maldonado
Luis de Alba ... Cantinero
Alejandro Fernández Alejandro Fernández
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Luis Fernández José Luis Fernández
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Storyline

A young man arrives home to an assassinated father. His mother makes him promise to take vengeance upon the murderer of his father giving him an earring of which he is nicknamed "el arracadas". Upon swearing to take revenge, he goes out in the hunt for his father's killer taking anyone down in his way.

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

23 March 1978 (Mexico) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cima Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Klang Film) (uncredited)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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One of the villains is shot in the head, but the bump covering the squib is clearly visible before the shot. The actor moves his head sideways instead of going backwards, clearly showing the wire that activated the blood squib. hidden under the hat. See more »

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El Arracadas
Performed by Vicente Fernández
Written by Gilberto Parra
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Great 70's action movie
22 April 2008 | by joey-rodriguezSee all my reviews

I watched this movie when I was a boy with my dad on TV back in the 80's, I liked it but I really didn't quite enjoy it. I bought the DVD 4 months ago and it knocked me out of my socks. This movie is so intense both in the action and the romance as well. I think Vicente Fernandez as the arracadas could be the Mexican version of Scarface, seriously. This guy was amazing and his performance was as good as i have ever seen in an action movie.

This is an action/western movie that will keep you watching until the end, there is some intense violence and some of the shooting scenes are good even for this age specially the bullets hitting the clothes and the blood coming out in a very realistic way as well as some mild nudity(not for young kids).

Overall this is a movie that if it came out on TV with English subtitles, I am sure arracadas face would be on lots of t-shirts.


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