The Villain (1979)




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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).
Comedy , Western
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Columbia Pictures


Kirk Douglas
as Cactus Jack
as Charming Jones
Arnold Schwarzenegger
as Handsome Stranger
Paul Lynde
as Nervous Elk
Foster Brooks
as Bank Clerk
Ruth Buzzi
as Damsel in Distress
Jack Elam
as Avery Simpson
Strother Martin
as Parody Jones
Robert Tessier
as Mashing Finger
Mel Tillis
as Telegrapher
Laura Lizer Sommers
as Working Girl
James Anderson
as Bartender
Jan Eddy
as Sheriff
Mel Todd
as Conductor
Jim Anderson
as Bartender
Ed Little, Jr.
as Little Man in Bar
Dick Dickinson
as Man in Bar
Richard Brewer
as Man in Bar
Charles Haigh
as Salesman
Ron Duffy
as Salesman
Earl W. Smith
as Salesman
Mike Cerre
as Salesman
Lee Davis
as Salesman
Dick Armstrong
as Ticket Agent
Sheldon Rosner
as Little Man Outside Bank
Budd Stout
as Blacksmith
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Critic Reviews for The Villain

All Critics (7)

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

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December 18, 2004

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March 18, 2004
Lawrence Journal-World

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March 3, 2004
One Guy's Opinion

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August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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July 30, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for The Villain

Pretty stupid but I guess I got a couple chuckles.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer


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
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
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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