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El Diablo (1990)

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An essentially unbelievable Western, though highly enjoyable, this made for TV movie was written by John Carpenter. Anthony Edwards portrays a schoolteacher who joins forces with a gunfighter, played by Lou Gossett, to find a student of his who has been kidnapped by a gang of outlaws. Comic twists make this a better than average rescue of damsel in distress Western.
Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Western
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Studio:
HBO Video

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Cast

Anthony Edwards
as Billy Ray Smith
Robert Beltran
as El Diablo
Louis Gossett Jr
as Van Leek
John Glover
as The Preacher
Joe Pantoliano
as Kid Durango
Sarah Trigger
as Nellie Tuleen
Branscombe Richmond
as Dancing Bear
Jim Beaver
as Spivey Irick
Geno Silva
as Chak Mol
Luis Contreras
as Pestoso
Jess Doran
as El Triste
Jean Fowler
as Woman #2
Wilfredo Hernandez
as El Matador
Robert Miano
as Bandit #1
Warner McKay
as Local #2
Ann Risley
as Woman #1
Anthony Russell
as Local #1
David Dunard
as Pitchfork Napier
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This is a very cheesy western. It's actually fairly entertaining to watch, although the plot is no great shakes.

Kirby Palm
Kirby Palm

Three diverse and colourful characters travel towards a rendezvous with their inner hero; all coming from very different start points and with, apparently, very different motives. This is a quirky, amusing and highly entertaining western with a great cast, great script and delivering considerable doses of pathos to balance the laughs. A very underrated movie.

The  Shrewlord
The Shrewlord

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I always liked this one . . . sort of a spoof on Westerns, and I never really liked Westerns anyway . . .

Colin Brodd
Colin Brodd

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