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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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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

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

Goofs

During the panorama of the desert mountain range, film crew's cars can be seen parked in single file on the road. See more »

Quotes

Billy Ray Smith: The day began like a thousand other Arizona days. That was... until the cloud came. It began on the horizon. Shadows of dust moving at great speed. And then the pounding of hoofs on the hard ground. As the whirlwind got closer, you could see into the dust. The shapes of horses and then the riders. Riders with guns on both hips and bandoleers across their chests. They rode hard. They rode with a purpose. As they approached the town, they reined back on their horses. The dust around them settled ...
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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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Should Have Fun Watching This One
18 April 2019 | by sixshootersonnySee all my reviews

A young student named Nettie (Sarah Trigger) is kidnapped from an oh so sleepy Texas town. Problem is she was kidnapped by the notorious El Diablo (Robert Beltran). Her teacher Billy Ray Smith (wonderfully played by Anthony Edwards) finds it is his duty to find Nettie and bring her back. Next problem is Billy Ray is the worst shot in the west. It is quite funny watching Billy Ray leave town on his horse (which he can not ride). Along the way he meets up with Van Leek (Louis Gossett Jr., who as usual puts in a great performance) who is going to assist him and might turn Billy Ray into a gunslinger.

A pretty good film that you have fun watching. May not even need to be a huge western fan to enjoy it either. Leaves laughs and dead horses in its wake. On a side note does have some good music by William Olvis, but I did find it at times reminiscent of ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST by Ennio Morricone.

Written by legendary director John Carpenter, Tommy Lee Wallace and Bill Phillips (who both worked with Carpenter on other film projects as well). Also starring John Glover as The Preacher and Joe Pantoliano as Kid Durango.


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