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      Barquero

      R Released Sep 3, 1970 1h 58m Western List
      Reviews 35% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Jake Remy (Warren Oates) and his band of mercenaries shoot their way through a tiny border town, planning to escape with their plunder across the river into Mexico. They dispatch a few men to neutralize the local ferryman, Travis (Lee Van Cleef), but he and flinty mountain man Phil (Forrest Tucker) foil the scheme. By the time Jake reaches the river, Travis has already taken everyone from the town to the Mexican side. He refuses passage to the mercenaries, and a lengthy standoff ensues. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Audience Member Better than I thought it was going to be so yes I recommend it James Welch, Henderson, Arkansas, December 2, 2023 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/02/23 Full Review Patrick B The WORST excuse for a Western EVER. Poorly edited, ludicrous acting, a script that defies description, and of course, Marietta Hartley who equates acting with simply staring. So bad it's funny. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/07/23 Full Review delysid d this is the kind of forgotten new hollywood western that i really go for Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/17/20 Full Review evan g All-time screen tough guys Lee Van Cleef and Warren Oates face off in a solid, enjoyable actioner with Spaghetti Western elements. Forrest Tucker lends comic assistance. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Several American attempts at a spaghetti western surfaced in the late 1960s: this one is a much more compelling film than Eastwood's "Hang 'Em High", in that all of the lead characters are well-drawn and mysterious... Unusual, involving, gritty western--Lee Van Cleef squaring off in a battle of wills against Warren Oates..if that doesn't draw excitement from western fans, then you need to check your vital signs, because you might just not be registering a pulse... Duel of titans : Lee Van Cleef against Warren Oates!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This was quite an entertaining western, somewhat in the style of Sergio Leone, nicely shot, with great music but with plot holes you could drive a truck through. (If the Barquero and the mountain man could swim across the river to rescue the farmer why didn't the bad guys just swim across the river in the first place instead of staging a pitched battle over the ferry?) You know this is an early 70s western when Warren Oates' character spends half his time smoking dope and hallucinating. Oates and Lee van Cleef both give convincing performances but there's no real reason why their final shoot couldn't have happened right at the start of the story but then I guess you have to fill your 105 minutes with something. One of only a couple of films Marie Gomez appeared in (she was a regular on the TV show The High Chaparral) her tough cigar chomping character was a rare thing for a female lead in this period. She knows how to look after herself and at no point does she need rescuing by any man. Long a cult classic the DVD release was a long time coming (2010) and fans of late night television should enjoy its appearance in the format. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Jake Remy (Warren Oates) and his band of mercenaries shoot their way through a tiny border town, planning to escape with their plunder across the river into Mexico. They dispatch a few men to neutralize the local ferryman, Travis (Lee Van Cleef), but he and flinty mountain man Phil (Forrest Tucker) foil the scheme. By the time Jake reaches the river, Travis has already taken everyone from the town to the Mexican side. He refuses passage to the mercenaries, and a lengthy standoff ensues.
      Director
      Gordon Douglas
      Producer
      Hal Klein
      Screenwriter
      George Schenck, William Marks
      Distributor
      United Artists
      Production Co
      Aubrey Schenck Productions
      Rating
      R (Some Violence)
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 3, 1970, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 4, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 58m
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