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Villa Rides (1968)

Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico.

Director:

Buzz Kulik

Writers:

Robert Towne (screenplay), Sam Peckinpah (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yul Brynner ... Pancho Villa
Robert Mitchum ... Lee Arnold
Maria Grazia Buccella ... Fina (as Grazia Buccella)
Charles Bronson ... Rodolfo Fierro
Herbert Lom ... General Huerta
Robert Viharo ... Urbina
Frank Wolff ... Ramirez
Alexander Knox ... President Madero
Robert Carricart ... Don Luis (as Bob Carricart)
Andrés Monreal Andrés Monreal ... Captain Herrera
Fernando Rey ... Fuentes
Julio Peña ... General
José María Prada ... Major
Regina de Julián Regina de Julián ... Lupita
Antoñito Ruiz Antoñito Ruiz ... Juan (as Antonio Ruiz)
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Storyline

Pulled into the Mexican Revolution by his own greed, Texas gunrunner & pilot Lee Arnold joins bandit-turned-patriot Pancho Villa & his band of dedicated men in a march across Mexico battling the Colorados & stealing women's hearts as they go. But each has a nemesis among his friends: Arnold is tormented by Fierro, Villa's right-hand-man; and Villa must face possible betrayal by his own president's naiveté. Written by Steve83

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Taglines:

The bloodiest rebel of a violent era! See more »

Genres:

War | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Villa Rides See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,640,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Yul Brynner was on Variety's list of Top Ten Overpriced Stars in 1968. See more »

Goofs

SPOLER: The "boy" who takes Villa's watch calls him "my General", but Villa is a colonel. See more »

Quotes

[repeated lines]
Rodolfo Fierro: Who cooked this?
Ramirez: Me, Jefe.
Rodolfo Fierro: No, you didn't!
Ramirez: No, I didn't.
Rodolfo Fierro: COOK IT!
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Connections

Referenced in The Story of Eloise (1976) See more »

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Macho movie!
20 August 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

Get ready for a macho, macho movie! Starring Yul Brynner as Poncho Villa, Charles Bronson as his trigger-happy sidekick, and Robert Mitchum as the American accidentally caught in the middle of the Mexican Revolution, there's no room for any estrogen in this action flick!

Well, that's not exactly true. While Charles is completely content killing people, Bob quickly gets attached to Maria Grazia Buccella. After a brutal attack on the town leaves Maria ruined in the worst way, Yul shows the soft side of his heart. He feels personally responsible for Maria's traumatic incident, so to help her hold her head up in the community and show his remorse for what the soldiers did, he marries her. How is this a testosterone-fest? Don't worry, guys. If you think Villa Rides turns into a girly movie, that's not the case. It's a very manly movie with constant gunfire and action. If you like the stars and the setting, you won't be disappointed.

Kiddy Warning: Obviously, you have control over your own children. However, since there may or may not be a rape scene, I wouldn't let my kids watch it.


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