The Villain

Film , Action and adventure
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Having flopped in the States as The Villain, this abysmally unfunny comedy Western would need a lot more changed than just its title to even begin to fulfil its implicit promise as a live-action Roadrunner cartoon. Douglas mugs his way through a tedious routine of graceless, mistimed slapstick as his incompetent outlaw repeatedly fails to waylay the miscast Schwarzenegger and Ann-Margret, while director Needham - apparently lost without Burt Reynolds - resorts to hackneyed camera trickery, and only stops the rot with a truly offensive resolution.

Release details

Duration: 89 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Hal Needham
Screenwriter: Robert G Kane
Cast: Ruth Buzzi
Ann-Margret
Paul Lynde
Jack Elam
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Kirk Douglas
Strother Martin
Foster Brooks

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5 / 5

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Rebecca

I saw this movie when I was a little girl and fell in love with it. I can't wait to watch it again. It's been nearly 45 years since I last saw it. I'll let you know what I think...

Rebecca

I saw this movie when I was a little girl and fell in love with it. I can't wait to watch it again. It's been nearly 45 years since I last saw it. I'll let you know what I think...