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      The Spikes Gang

      PG 1974 1h 36m Western List
      Reviews 49% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Will (Gary Grimes), Les (Ron Howard) and Tod (Charlie Martin Smith), teenage farm boys living near the Mexican border, stumble upon Harry Spikes (Lee Marvin), a local bandit near death in the middle of nowhere. After helping bring the aging man back to health, the trio decide to escape their humdrum lives by becoming outlaws themselves. Failing at their first attempt to rob a bank, the boys convince the gruff Spikes to teach them the ways of the desperado. Read More Read Less

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      Dick Lochte Los Angeles Free Press If you're a producer who gives [director Richard] Fleischer a turkey of a script, like The Last Run or The Don is Dead or The Spikes Gang, you should expect no miracles. Dec 13, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Marvin excels as the world-weary gunman, who realizes his time is almost up. Rated: B- Jan 10, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Leander S The movie is not that bad at all. The acting of the four main characters is quite convincing to me, maybe a little clumsy sometimes, but all in all ok. The movie also manages to reproduce the fate of the unlucky, naive and desperate kids in me. At least it was much more convincing to me than some of those Billy the Kid movies which completely fail to reproduce the feelings of despair these people must have had. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review Audience Member Good movie here thank you’ll like it James Welch, Henderson, Arkansas September 16, 2023 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/17/23 Full Review Martin B Agree completely with the rating. All the acting is great but the plot is just an incredible bummer. Why?? Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/10/22 Full Review Matthew D Action, humor, tragedy and even social-commentary, this movie has it all. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/04/21 Full Review Audience Member Not that interesting. Basic, standard storyline with no unexpected twists. Kind of just blah and then they all die tragically, pointlessly in the end. No redeaming quality and simply depressing. Much better westerns out there ans much better Lee Marven movies Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Sandra S A tale of three boys who went from living at home with a physical and emotional abuser of a father to following a hard core old bank robber. He exposes them to a life very different from their own. I would imagine that this lifestyle was part of many young mens lives back then. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/17/19 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Will (Gary Grimes), Les (Ron Howard) and Tod (Charlie Martin Smith), teenage farm boys living near the Mexican border, stumble upon Harry Spikes (Lee Marvin), a local bandit near death in the middle of nowhere. After helping bring the aging man back to health, the trio decide to escape their humdrum lives by becoming outlaws themselves. Failing at their first attempt to rob a bank, the boys convince the gruff Spikes to teach them the ways of the desperado.
      Director
      Richard Fleischer
      Screenwriter
      Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.
      Production Co
      Mirisch Corporation
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 3, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 36m
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