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Macho Callahan (1970)

R | | Western | 17 August 1970 (USA)
Macho Callahan breaks out of a Confederate military prison, intent on revenge against the man responsible for his imprisonment. Unfortunately, along the way, he kills another man and that man's vengeful widow tracks down Callahan.

Director:

Bernard L. Kowalski (as Bernard Kowalski)

Writers:

Richard Carr (story), Cliff Gould (as Clifford Newton Gould)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Diego Callahan
Jean Seberg ... Alexandra Mountford
Lee J. Cobb ... Duffy
James Booth James Booth ... Harry Wheeler
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Juan
David Carradine ... David Mountford
Bo Hopkins ... Yancy
Anne Revere ... Crystal
Richard Anderson ... Officer
Diane Ladd ... Girl
Matt Clark ... Jailer
Richard Evans ... Mulvey
Cyril Delevanti ... Old man
William Bryant ... Dealer (as Bill Bryant)
Robert Morgan Robert Morgan ... McIntyre (as Bob Morgan)
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A man tricked into enlisting in the Confederate army is later thrown into a hellish stockade on desertion charges. He eventually breaks out of the prison camp, reunites with his old partner and sets out to kill the man who was responsible for his being in the camp in the first place. However, after accidentally killing a Confederate officer, he finds himself pursued by a gang of vicious bounty hunters intent on collecting the reward put up by the dead officer's widow. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Loving comes hard...killing comes easy. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asylliptos drapetis See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico

Company Credits

Production Co:

Felicidad Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Diane confessed that during the shooting, when the crew ate during a noon break, Jean Seberg was so moved to see native people and a skinny do starving that she permitted the dog to eat one piece of meat she took from her own plate. One member of the crew then told her not to do that, because every native would come and interfere with the crew job to get eating too. In response of this talking to her, Jean Seberg decided to starve for several days. See more »

Quotes

Alexandra Mountford: Your stories are marvelous. They help me to know you better.
Juan: Know me? Me and Macho? No. You see, up here
[indicating his head]
Juan: is not the place to really understand. Here
[indicating his heart]
Juan: is to understand.
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DEFINITELY NOT A MAINSTREAM WESTERN.
5 January 2004 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

One of the darker examples within the American Western canon, MACHO stars David Janssen as a half White, half Mexican drifter gulled into enlisting with the Confederate States Army in 1863 by a con man (Lee J. Cobb) and subsequently sentenced for desertion to a year's solitary confinement in a Texas stockade. Ticketed for a substantial budget, the film lost some funding but endures as an example of a work influenced by Sergio Leone and other directors of "Spaghetti Westerns", most apposite in the opening scenes depicting an attempted widescale breakout from the wretched stockade by largely hapless prisoners. Shot in northern Mexico's Guadiana Valley, the work chronicles Macho's eventual escape and reunion with his former partner in crime Juan (Pedro Armendariz, Jr.), his killing of a Confederate officer, and the pursuit of the outlaw pair by those hoping to benefit from a cash reward tendered by the slain officer's widow (Jean Seberg). The lowered budget proves not to be a major burden, although there are some embarrassments, notably a poorly edited scene wherein a charging black bear is obviously a man in an ursine costume, but very fine contributions from Gerry Fisher behind the camera and Ted Marshall's production and set designing more than balance the scales. A lack of continuity results from confusing moments when motivation for actions seems to be lacking, but here also strong performances from most of the cast offset this to a large extent, and director Bernard Kowalski properly focusses upon the relationship between the characters portrayed by Janssen and Seberg. A self-consciously moody affair, MACHO profits from ambiguity of motive in the performances of Janssen, Seberg, Almendariz and Bo Hopkins, with the efforts of all involved combining to create what well may be an anti-feminist classic, and one largely devoid of symbolic trappings.


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