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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 »

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HBO Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Carpenter was the films executive producer. See more »

Goofs

When Pitchfork Napier is taunting Billy Ray in the desert, the inkwell is full/empty between shots when Billy Ray passes out after watching Dancing Bear scalp Napier. See more »

Quotes

Billy Ray Smith: You just shot that man in the back!
Van Leek: His back was to me.
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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

Shall We Gather at the River?
(uncredited)
By Robert Lowry
Performed by Debby Rosenthal and crowd
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Chuckles along the trail ..................
11 May 2011 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Colorful characters, played by colorful actors almost push "El Diablo" beyond average, but not quite. There are several laugh out loud situations, but not enough to cover 108 minutes of this uneasy mixture of comedy and western. Lou Gossett and Anthony Edwards carry the film, with nice support from John Glover, Joe Pantoliano, and Robert Beltran. Unfortunately the straightforward fish out of water story is too simple and seems stretched to the max. There are a couple of instant classic lines however, my favorite being "You look a man straight in the back and then shoot him". I'm sure no horses were harmed during this movie either. LOL - MERK


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