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The Villain (Cactus Jack)

The Villain (Cactus Jack) (1979)


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Release Date: Jul 20, 1979 Wide



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The presence of Paul Lynde, in a small role, reveals more about the quality and tone of this film than the three top names. A farce with plenty of slapstick, it offers Kirk Douglas as a road agent dealing with a naive hero (a young Arnold Schwarzenegger) who is seemingly out of western serials in the '40s and a beautiful, sexy saloon girl (Ann-Margret). The silly jokes are the point, not the plot, though Needham includes some impressive stunts. Some of the most notable draw blatantly on Warner


Western, Comedy

May 21, 2002

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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 | Comments (2)
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Audience Reviews for The Villain (Cactus Jack)

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.
September 12, 2014

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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.
June 11, 2009
Dean McKenna

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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.
January 1, 2007
xGary Xx

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    1. Nervous Elk: [talking about Cactus Jack Slade] He doesn't need watched. He needs looking after.
    – Submitted by Ken K (2 years ago)
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