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Viva Max! [DVD] [1969]

  • SKU: 24795965
  • Release Date: 05/20/2014
  • Rating: G
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    Synopsis


    Viva Max!
    This comedy was banned in Mexico and plagued by vandalism and threats of violence during film production in San Antonio, Texas. General De Santos (Peter Ustinov) organizes a ragtag group of Mexican nationals for the purpose of retaking the Alamo. Using the Washington's Birthday Parade in Laredo as a guise to enter the United States, the group continues towards San Antonio ignored and unchallenged. With the help of Sergeant Valdez (John Astin), the unlikely invaders manage to raise the Mexican flag over the old mission for 24 hours. General Billy Joe Hallson (Jonathan Winters) is a colorful redneck called on to lead the National Guard to the site of the occupied landmark. Keenan Wynn, Alice Ghostley, Pamela Tiffin and Harry Morgan also star in this film farce. During filming, one irate Texan was arrested after waving a rifle in protest over the raising of the Mexican flag over the Alamo, long a symbol of Texas' pride and history. Electric cables were cut during the filming of this production, as some Texans could not even tolerate the fictional premise of the plot. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Peter Ustinov
      Peter Ustinov - Gen. Maximilian Rodrigues de Santos
    • Pamela Tiffin
      Pamela Tiffin - Paula Whitland
    • Jonathan Winters
      Jonathan Winters - Gen. Billy Joe Hallson
    • John Astin
      John Astin - Sgt. Valdez
    • Keenan Wynn
      Keenan Wynn - Gen Barney LaComber



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    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      I think it's funny

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      rlcjim
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have been waiting a long time for this movie to come out on dvd and when I saw it on BestBuy.com I ordered it right away. It is such a bad transfer it almost ruins the film, but it is better than nothing. I have read of the controversies of this movie but I still think it is funny and that Peter Ustinov is brilliant.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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