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Villa Rides (1968)

Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico.

Director:

Buzz Kulik

Writers:

Robert Towne (screenplay), Sam Peckinpah (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yul Brynner ... Pancho Villa
Robert Mitchum ... Lee Arnold
Maria Grazia Buccella ... Fina (as Grazia Buccella)
Charles Bronson ... Rodolfo Fierro
Herbert Lom ... General Huerta
Robert Viharo ... Urbina
Frank Wolff ... Ramirez
Alexander Knox ... President Madero
Robert Carricart ... Don Luis (as Bob Carricart)
Andrés Monreal Andrés Monreal ... Captain Herrera
Fernando Rey ... Fuentes
Julio Peña ... General
José María Prada ... Major
Regina de Julián Regina de Julián ... Lupita
Antoñito Ruiz Antoñito Ruiz ... Juan (as Antonio Ruiz)
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Storyline

Pulled into the Mexican Revolution by his own greed, Texas gunrunner & pilot Lee Arnold joins bandit-turned-patriot Pancho Villa & his band of dedicated men in a march across Mexico battling the Colorados & stealing women's hearts as they go. But each has a nemesis among his friends: Arnold is tormented by Fierro, Villa's right-hand-man; and Villa must face possible betrayal by his own president's naiveté. Written by Steve83

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Taglines:

Villa Rages...Hates...Kills...Loves! See more »

Genres:

War | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Yul Brynner & Charles Bronson appeared together 8 years before the release of this film in the classic western "The Magnificent Seven". See more »

Goofs

Condition of the paint on the left side of the fuselage near the tail just before the flight training scene. See more »

Quotes

Lee Arnold: After all you've been through, you still believe that he's for the people?
Fina: He's a good man.
Lee Arnold: How 'bout me? Am I good man, too?
Fina: Yes.
Lee Arnold: Well, I'll tell you one thing, honey: I'm as good a man as Villa, and that's not saying a hell of a lot for either one of us.
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Referenced in Command Performance (1977) See more »

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Good western flick
2 November 2010 | by aschwanitzSee all my reviews

First time I saw this movie I thought it was excellent, I was about twelve then. I still have a fondness for it, and will watch it whenever I find it on t.v.

I am not a student of Mexican history, nor do I pretend to be, but I enjoyed it, and will watch it again all over. If you are looking for a life changing event then this is not it,(really if you want to change your life then get off of the couch, movies are not life, not even a substitute, go out, meet someone, have a fling, live a LIFE) if you want an amusing hour and a half, then this should do the job for you.

What more can you you want from a movie?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Villa Rides See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,640,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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