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El Diablo (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Western | TV Movie 22 July 1990
When the notorious outlaw El Diablo kidnaps a schoolgirl, her teacher, an Easterner named Billy Ray, decides to rescue her. Incompetent to track her alone, Billy Ray enlists the aid of an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Edwards ... Billy Ray Smith
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Van Leek
John Glover ... The Preacher
Joe Pantoliano ... Kid Durango
Robert Beltran ... El Diablo
M.C. Gainey ... Bebe
Miguel Sandoval ... Zamudio
Sarah Trigger ... Nettie Tuleen
Branscombe Richmond ... Dancing Bear
Jim Beaver ... Spivey Irick
Geno Silva Geno Silva ... Chak Mol
David Dunard David Dunard ... Pitchfork Napier
Don Collier ... Jake
Luis Contreras ... Pestoso
Jesse Doran Jesse Doran ... El Triste
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Storyline

When the notorious outlaw El Diablo kidnaps a schoolgirl, her teacher, an Easterner named Billy Ray, decides to rescue her. Incompetent to track her alone, Billy Ray enlists the aid of an unscrupulous gunman. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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When a young man can't ride or shoot he needs help real bad. And here's help that's real bad.

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Diablo - Der mit dem Teufel tanzt See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

HBO Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

El Diablo's guns remain cocked while still in the history holsters. A seasoned gun fighter would never do that. See more »

Goofs

When the heroes trick the guards of El Diablo's hideout into taking a group picture, the last guard that dies is shot with two arrows, and the second arrow has a guiding wire that is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Bebe: What you lookin at?
[catching Billy Ray staring at his leg brace]
Billy Ray Smith: [stares away quickly] Nothing.
Bebe: Damn right! There ain't nothin there.
[laughs]
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Alternate Versions

UK versions were cut by 2s for a '15' rating. See more »

Connections

References High Noon (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

What a Friend We Have in Jesus
(uncredited)
Music by Charles Crozat Converse
Lyrics by Joseph M. Scriven
Performed by John Glover and crowd
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An Honest Review
17 April 2017 | by generationofswineSee all my reviews

It seems that HBO reinvents itself every so often. I remember my dad defending it back when we first got it, saying that, "no it was not porn." Today HBO is serious political dramas and about a decade ago it was stunning original series.

Back in the late 80s and early 90s it was the comedy king. Stand up, Comic Relief, Mr. Show, and original movies that were simply hysterical.

El Diablo was made at the height of HBO's comedy agenda and it shows. The film is comedy played straight. One of the funniest Westerns that was ever released and one of the first and few released in the all to short Western Revival


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