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Macho Callahan (1970)

R | | Western | 17 August 1970 (USA)
Macho Callahan breaks out of a Confederate military prison, intent on revenge against the man responsible for his imprisonment. Unfortunately, along the way, he kills another man and that man's vengeful widow tracks down Callahan.

Director:

Bernard L. Kowalski (as Bernard Kowalski)

Writers:

Richard Carr (story), Cliff Gould (as Clifford Newton Gould)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Diego Callahan
Jean Seberg ... Alexandra Mountford
Lee J. Cobb ... Duffy
James Booth James Booth ... Harry Wheeler
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Juan
David Carradine ... David Mountford
Bo Hopkins ... Yancy
Anne Revere ... Crystal
Richard Anderson ... Officer
Diane Ladd ... Girl
Matt Clark ... Jailer
Richard Evans ... Mulvey
Cyril Delevanti ... Old man
William Bryant ... Dealer (as Bill Bryant)
Robert Morgan Robert Morgan ... McIntyre (as Bob Morgan)
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Storyline

A man tricked into enlisting in the Confederate army is later thrown into a hellish stockade on desertion charges. He eventually breaks out of the prison camp, reunites with his old partner and sets out to kill the man who was responsible for his being in the camp in the first place. However, after accidentally killing a Confederate officer, he finds himself pursued by a gang of vicious bounty hunters intent on collecting the reward put up by the dead officer's widow. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Loving comes hard...killing comes easy. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asylliptos drapetis See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico

Company Credits

Production Co:

Felicidad Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Bernard Kowalski had worked with David Janssen on Janssen's first TV series, Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957), some 13 years before this movie. See more »

Quotes

Alexandra Mountford: Your stories are marvelous. They help me to know you better.
Juan: Know me? Me and Macho? No. You see, up here
[indicating his head]
Juan: is not the place to really understand. Here
[indicating his heart]
Juan: is to understand.
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" It isn't every day, one gets to meet a woman, bent of killing him "
11 July 2012 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

In the original novel by Richard Carr and later in the movie directed by Bernard L. Kowaski, viewing audiences get to meet Diego Callahan played by David Janssen. He is a solid man not easily taken as a fool. However, A shifty eyed Government agent (Lee J. Cobb) tricks Callahan into signing an enlistment form to join the Confederate Army. later, Callahan finds himself in solitary punishment box for attempting to escape. Still, much later he manages to escape to hunt down the agent. In the interim, he crosses a Confederate Office (David Carradine) over a bottle of Champane, killing him in the process. The wife (Jean Seberg) of the dead man posts a large reward to anyone who will hunt down a kill Callahan. On the run, the hunted man and his Mexican friend (Pedro Armendariz Jr.) traveling to Mexico find themselves pursued by friends of the wife, reward seekers and gun packing lawmen. All in all, an interesting picture for Janssen, despite it being a bit dark. Nevertheless, I would recommend it as a milestone for him and those who join him in the cast, which include, James Booth, Bo Hopkins and Richard Anderson. ****


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