The Villain (1979)

The Villain




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Also released under the title Cactus Jack, this western spoof follows the evil schemes of the villainous Cactus Jack (Kirk Douglas) as he attempts to kidnap the beautiful Charming Jones (Ann-Margret), only to be foiled by the heroic actions of a Handsome Stranger (Arnold Schwarzenegger).

Rating: PG
Genre: Western, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert G. Kane
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 21, 2002
Columbia Pictures

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as Charming Jones

as Handsome Stranger

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as Working Girl

as Bartender

as Sheriff

as Conductor

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as Little Man in Bar

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Critic Reviews for The Villain

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Reclicando as velhas e mais do que conhecidas gags do Papa-Léguas, este desastre vale apenas pela linda Ann-Margret e pela agilidade impressionante de Douglas aos 63 anos de idade.

June 2, 2007
Cinema em Cena

December 18, 2004

March 19, 2004
Lawrence Journal-World

Audience Reviews for The Villain


It's as silly as they come, this effort by Hal Needham, and you'll wonder what inducement served to bring Kirk Douglas and Ann Margret onboard this kiddie humor smorgasbord. Douglas spends most the film talking to his horse. .. and the horse gets all of the best lines.
The plot? A lot of money is traveling cross country. Get the money. That's it.
There's a snicker or two but ultimately it's a film that makes you mad cause it's so dumb.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

This is supposed to be like a live-action Road Runner
cartoon as Kirk Douglas' character is a version of Wile E. Coyote. Good funny comedy-western that brings good laughs.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Called "Cactus Jack" in the UK. Absolutely bizarre comic western, shot in a loony tunes style. Arnie is even more wooden than usual, and I couldn't quite believe Kirk Douglas got involved with this. Ann Margret looks nice though, and kids will probably get some enjoyment out of it.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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