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The Return of Josey Wales (1980)

R | | Western | October 1980 (USA)
Gunfighter Josey Wales travels to Mexico to get a friend out of jail.


Michael Parks


Forrest Carter (novel), Forrest Carter (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Parks ... Josey Wales
Rafael Campos ... Chato
Everett Sifuentes Everett Sifuentes ... Capt. Jesus Escabedo
Suzie Humphreys Suzie Humphreys ... Rose
John William Galt John William Galt ... Kelly (as John Galt)
Charles McCoy Charles McCoy ... Charlie
Joe Kurtzo Joe Kurtzo ... Nacole
Paco Vela Paco Vela ... Paco
Robert Magruder Robert Magruder ... Tenspot (as Bob Magrunder)
Benita Faulkner Benita Faulkner ... Enloe
Charles Escamilla Charles Escamilla ... Lt. Valdez
Arturo R. Tamez Jr. Arturo R. Tamez Jr. ... Pancho Marino (as Arturo R. Tamez)
Manuel Valdez Manuel Valdez ... Manny
Paul Florès Paul Florès ... Sargent (as Paul Flores)
Valentino Valentino ... Mexican Guitarist


Gunfighter Josey Wales travels to Mexico to get a friend out of jail.

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October 1980 (USA) See more »

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The Code of Josey Wells See more »

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Follows The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) See more »

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Unwanted Return
24 March 2006 | by zeppo-2See all my reviews

Only the names have been changed to protect the not so innocent in this film. Well, actually, it's just the names that give it a tenuous connection to the original Josey Wales starring Clint Eastwood. Sadly, Micheal Parks is no substitute for Eastwood either as actor or director and neither is any of the rest of the cast close to the characters in the first film.

At least you can't accuse anyone of trying to cash in on the original film's success as this was made ten years later. Exactly why they bothered is another question altogether. Filmed very cheaply, a couple of saloons and some outside shooting in a small town make up the locations. With a shootout in the open as the closing finale.

Little spent on the sound recording either or perhaps they were trying for the naturalistic dialogue as done by the likes of Marlon Brando or Mickey Rourke. All of which may be how ordinary people do actually speak in real life but just comes across as mumbling on the big screen.

Apart from the grisly comeuppance of the villain at the end, there is nothing to distinguish this from any of the countless 'oaters' or horse operas of the fifties that were churned out by the film studios of the time.

For dedicated western fans or people with too much time on their hands only.

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