100 Rifles

100 Rifles

Director: Tom Gries Cast: Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds


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Lyedecker (Jim Brown) is the Arizona lawman who travels to Mexico in search of Yaqui Joe (Burt Reynolds). Joe has made an illegal withdrawal of $6,000 from the band in Phoenix to help finance his tribes's uprising against the Mexican government. Sarita (Raquel Welch) is the local woman who is friendly towards the Indian leaders. Both men are tracked by General Verdugo (Fernando Lamas), the career-minded military man who realizes a victory could boost his station in high-society and politics. Also on hand is the American railroad agent Grimes (Dan O'Herlihy). The battle ensues between the Indians and the government troops as Lyedecker and Joe form a temporary alliance to survive. They are captured by the troops, but the Indians instead of the calvary come to the rescue in this routine western taken from a novel by Robert MacLeod.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/23/2006
UPC: 0024543238713
Original Release: 1969
Rating: PG
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 8,908

Special Features

Closed Caption; Exclusive behind-the-scenes photo gallery; Production still gallery; Poster and one-sheet gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Brown Lyedecker
Raquel Welch Sarita
Burt Reynolds Yaqui Joe
Fernando Lamas Verdugo
Dan O'Herlihy Grimes
Michael Forest Humara
Aldo Sambrell Sgt. Palates
Soledad Miranda Girl In Hotel
Albeto Dalbes Padre Francisco
Carlos Bravo Lopez
Jose Manuel Martin Sarita's Father
Hans Gudegast Von Klemme

Technical Credits
Tom Gries Director,Screenwriter
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Carl Anderson Art Director
Roy Charman Sound/Sound Designer
Art Cruickshank Special Effects
Ramon de Diego Makeup
David Dockendorf Sound/Sound Designer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Clair Huffaker Screenwriter
Cecilio Paniagua Cinematographer
Marvin Schwartz Producer
Robert L. Simpson Editor
Tony Tarruella Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 100 Rifles
1. Main Titles [1:35]
2. For a Rifle [3:06]
3. Looking for Herrera [4:44]
4. A Question of Boundaries [5:19]
5. Not Even the Biggest Stallion [1:29]
6. Rifles for the Yaquis [:38]
7. I Helped My Father Die [5:59]
8. Skinned Alive [2:24]
9. Politically Speaking [3:53]
10. Kill Them All [3:54]
11. To Be Shot at Dawn [2:01]
12. Lyedecker's Laws [1:57]
13. A Proposition [6:02]
14. And the Children? [4:39]
15. The Fires Within [3:48]
16. The Black General [4:26]
17. His Head on a Stick [:18]
18. Do You Want Me? [5:20]
19. To Steal a Train [2:13]
20. A Sacrifice to Our Cause [4:40]
21. The End of Verdugo [8:04]
22. Sarita's Sacrifice [:43]
23. Visions of Grandeur [4:29]
24. End Titles [1:09]

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100 Rifles 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ChandlerSwain More than 1 year ago
"100 Rifles" is a fast-paced western adventure unfolding amidst the chaos of the Mexican Revolution, but unlike director Tom Gries' earlier masterwork, the overlooked but excellent "Will Penny", the film has a constant inconsistancy of tone that becomes extremely frustrating. The picture moves like lightning and features a fine performance by Raquel Welch (she seemed to relax and expand as an actress in all of her westerns), but the script is full of holes and events go unexplained far too often for anything to make much sense. Jim Brown is predictably stollid but solid, but Burt Reynolds seems to be channeling the hillbilly histrionics of Hal Needham fodder-to-come. He just seems to be in a different movie altogether. The hopelessly sexy Soledad Miranda is wasted in a too fleeting cameo as a prostitute, but Dan O'Herlihy is wonderfully, wittily opportunistic as an oily railroad agent. The whole enterprise may not make any sense (Welch's character is dispatched in a climatic gun battle and nobody seems to really notice), but it remains highly, improbably entertaining despite it's nonsensical nature. Jerry Goldsmith's peppy, brassy score is very fine indeed. Both picture and sound on this disc are of high quality.