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El Diablo (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Western | TV Movie 22 July 1990
When the notorious outlaw El Diablo kidnaps a schoolgirl, her teacher, an Easterner named Billy Ray, decides to rescue her. Incompetent to track her alone, Billy Ray enlists the aid of an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Edwards ... Billy Ray Smith
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Van Leek
John Glover ... The Preacher
Joe Pantoliano ... Kid Durango
Robert Beltran ... El Diablo
M.C. Gainey ... Bebe
Miguel Sandoval ... Zamudio
Sarah Trigger ... Nettie Tuleen
Branscombe Richmond ... Dancing Bear
Jim Beaver ... Spivey Irick
Geno Silva Geno Silva ... Chak Mol
David Dunard David Dunard ... Pitchfork Napier
Don Collier ... Jake
Luis Contreras ... Pestoso
Jesse Doran Jesse Doran ... El Triste
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Storyline

When the notorious outlaw El Diablo kidnaps a schoolgirl, her teacher, an Easterner named Billy Ray, decides to rescue her. Incompetent to track her alone, Billy Ray enlists the aid of an unscrupulous gunman. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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When a young man can't ride or shoot he needs help real bad. And here's help that's real bad.

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Comedy | Western

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Diablo - Der mit dem Teufel tanzt See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

HBO Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

El Diablo's guns remain cocked while still in the history holsters. A seasoned gun fighter would never do that. See more »

Goofs

When the heroes trick the guards of El Diablo's hideout into taking a group picture, the last guard that dies is shot with two arrows, and the second arrow has a guiding wire that is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

[Roberto tries to communicate with Dancing Bear in poorly executed sign language]
Van Leek: I don't think Chief understand.
Dancing Bear: You full of shit, brown man. Name not 'Chief.' Name is Dancing Bear!
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Alternate Versions

UK versions were cut by 2s for a '15' rating. See more »

Connections

References High Noon (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

What a Friend We Have in Jesus
(uncredited)
Music by Charles Crozat Converse
Lyrics by Joseph M. Scriven
Performed by John Glover and crowd
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A fun western
6 August 2001 | by cdipatriSee all my reviews

Anthony Edwards plays Billy Ray Smith, a school teacher who sees a young, female student of his kidnapped by a ruthless Mexican known only as "El Diablo" played by Robert Beltran. Billy Ray sets out after this known killer not knowing how to shoot a gun, ride a horse or just about anything other cowboys could do. He is seeking the help of "Kid Durango" who he's read about and thinks is the fastest gun in the west. Along his journey, he meets and teams up with Thomas Van Leek, played by Louis Gossett, Jr. Van Leek is a no-nonsense gunslinger who shoots opponents in the back because "their back is to me." A few more mercenaries join the duo including "Preacher" played excellently by John Glover. When they find Kid Durango. played by Joe Pantoliano, Billy Ray discovers that his western hero is just a convincing novelist. This film was apparently made for TV and should have been seen by many more people. It's a hoot and lots of fun to watch.


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