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Rio Lobo [DVD] [1970]

  • SKU: 5374926
  • Release Date: 04/29/2003
  • Rating: G
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), and a mysterious landowner named Ketcham (Victor French), who showed up just after the war with a lot of money and hired guns behind him, forcing other landowners to sell their property and water rights to him. McNally and company keep their presence in town quiet, trying to help out Tuscarora Phillips, his beleaguered father (Jack Elam), and the other ranchers. Finally, they move against Ketcham and discover that he's the man that McNally wants, an ex-sergeant from his unit. Taking him captive, with the wild-eyed Mr. Phillips ever ready to cut him in half with a shotgun blast, they force Ketcham to sign back the property he's stolen -- but they're trapped in town by Hendricks and his men, who've taken Cordona prisoner. The attempt at an exchange of Ketcham for Cordona erupts in a bloodbath, complete with people being blown to bits and lots of wounding and maiming, before the outlaws are routed. The battle comes down to an injured McNally chasing an even more badly wounded Hendricks into the night, neither knowing which of their enemies may still be lurking in their path.
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

    Special Features


    • Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs
    • English subtitles
    • Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround, English Stereo Surround, French Mono
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    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. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • John Wayne
      John Wayne - Cord McNally
    • Jorge Rivero
      Jorge Rivero - Pierre Cordona
    • Jennifer O'Neill
      Jennifer O'Neill - Shasta
    • Jack Elam
      Jack Elam - Phillips
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      Christopher Mitchum - Tuscarora



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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another great John Wayne western!!!

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      MoRebel
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      It would be astounding to know exactly how many times I have watched this movie through the years. It is another solid John Wayne western and among his best!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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      This dvd was good. I did not see any distortions while watching this dvd. It was worthy watching this dvd. I would recommend this dvd to friends.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My Favorite John Wayne movie.

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      Highpockets1980
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      John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan, and Angie Dickinson. Walter Brennan (Stumpy) is great. The singing scene is great and the ending is funny.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another favorite found!

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      Kathy
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      Thanks again Best Buy. This is one of those great John Wayne war/western movies that is almost never played on TV by channels like AMC or TCM.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!!

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      2107
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      John Wayne, Christopher Mitchum, Jack Elam, and more!! Many of the stars who made movies popular! Great old fashioned western!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GOOD MOVIE

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      PASTY

      ANYONE THAT DOES NOT LIKE JOHN WAYNE NEEDS TO CHECK THEIR BELIEFS, JUST GOOD FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND A GOOD MORALS LESSON!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great DVD

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      Tay5
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      Waited a long time to get this DVD. It is a must have. Great addition to my collection.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Like John Wayne movies

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