Rio Lobo

Rio Lobo

Director: Howard Hawks Cast: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill
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Rio Lobo

John Wayne, in the last of his Civil War characterizations, portrays Cord McNally, a Union Army colonel who loses a gold shipment in a Confederate raid, during which a devoted young officer is also killed. After the end of the war, McNally bears no ill-will toward the leaders of the raid, Pierre Cordona (Jorge Rivero) and Tuscarora Phillips (Christopher Mitchum), who were acting as soldiers, but he still wants the two unknown men on the Union side who they say sold them the information about the gold shipments. A year later, McNally crosses paths with one of the men, now a deputy from Rio Lobo, who is about to take Shasta Delaney (Jennifer O'Neill), a seemingly innocent young woman, out of a neighboring town at gunpoint. A shootout ensues, in which McNally's man and three other Rio Lobo deputies are killed, with help from Cordona -- this makes McNally very interested in what's going on in Rio Lobo, and he decides to go there with Cordona and Shasta. They find a whole community under siege from their own sheriff, a sadistic ex-outlaw named Hendricks (Mike Henry). What follows is a series of confrontations and revelations that are alternately suspenseful, sadistic -- with maimings worthy of a spaghetti western and characters even getting blown to bits -- and even occasionally comical. But the pieces all tie together very neatly, despite a convoluted plot that's sort of Rio Bravo (made 11 years earlier, also starring Wayne and directed by Hawks, and scripted by Leigh Brackett) turned sideways and readjusted to a more cynical era.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/26/1997
UPC: 0086162701634
Original Release: 1970
Rating: G
Source: 20th Century Fox

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Cord McNally
Jorge Rivero Pierre Cordona
Jennifer O'Neill Shasta
Jack Elam Phillips
Christopher Mitchum Tuscarora
Victor French Ketcham
Mike Henry Sheriff Tom Hendricks
Susana Dosamantes Maria Carmen
David Huddleston Dr. Jones
Bill Williams Sheriff Pat Cronin
Jim Davis Riley
Sherry Lansing Armelita
Dean Smith Bitey
Robert Donner Whitey Carter
Edward Faulkner Lt. Harris
Robert Rothwell Whitey's henchman
Chuck Courtney Whitey's henchman
George Plimpton Whitey's henchman
Peter Jason Lt. Forsythe
Don "Red" Barry Actor
William Byrne Machinist
Jose Angel "Ferrusquilla" Espinosa Actor
Chuck Hayward Actor
John R. McKee Actor
Frank Kennedy Actor
Danny Sands Actor
Hank Worden Hank, hotel clerk
Chuck Roberson Soldier in baggage car
Bob Steele Deputy Sheriff
Boyd "Red" Morgan Train engineer
Ethan Wayne Actor

Technical Credits
Howard Hawks Director,Producer
Luster Bayless Costumes/Costume Designer
Leigh Brackett Screenwriter
William H. Clothier Cinematographer
Dick Cobos Makeup
A.D. Flowers Special Effects
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
David Grayson Makeup
Paul Helmick Associate Producer
William Kiernan Set Decoration/Design
Ted Parvin Costumes/Costume Designer
Leah Rhodes Costumes/Costume Designer
Rudy Robbins Stunts
Robert Emmet Smith Production Designer
Cliff Wenger Special Effects
Monty Westmore Makeup
Burton Wohl Original Story,Screenwriter
John M. Woodcock Editor

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Rio Lobo 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was another great movie by John Wayne. Jack Elam was hilarious. I could watch this movie a hundred times. It's a must see movie.
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