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[[redirect:Film/TheVillain]]''The Villain'' may refer to:

* The Villain, an archetypal character role in [[OmnipresentTropes most works of fiction]], defined by doing evil. See {{Villains}} for a full list.
* ''Film/TheVillain'', a 1979 comedy western.

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''TheVillain'', AKA ''Cactus Jack'', is a 1979 comedy parodying western films in general. It stars ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Handsome Stranger (that's literally his name), who is escorting Charming Jones (played by AnnMargret) so that she can claim money left by her father, Parody Jones. Avery Simpson (JackElam), the corrupt town boss forced to hand the money over, wants it back and so hires/conscripts an inept outlaw named Cactus Jack Slade (KirkDouglas) into stealing it back. What [[HilarityEnsues then unfolds]] is literally a [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner live-action Roadrunner cartoon.]]

No relation whatsoever to the wrestler MickFoley.

If you came here looking for the opposite of TheHero, check out [[{{Villains}} this page]].

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!! This movie contains examples of:
* [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe Aren't You Going To Ravish Me?]]: Charming is not subtle about what she wants.
* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins:]] Or at least [[spoiler:thanks to the above trope, gets the girl in the end.]]
* BulletproofFashionPlate: Handsome Stranger never gets dirty. Ever.
* CallingYourAttacks: Cactus Jack does this in a saloon.
* ChasteHero: Handsome Stranger.
* CoolHorse: Cactus Jack's super-genius horse Whiskey.
* HandcarPursuit
* HarmlessVillain: Cactus Jack is a horrible brigand. He isn't especially dangerous - he just isn't very good at it.
* InjunCountry: Its border is marked by a literal white line drawn across the desert.
* InsistentTerminology: "''Cactus'' Jack Slade!"
* MeaningfulName: Handsome Stranger was named after his father, whom he never met.
** Charming sort of falls into this category as well. She was named after the first thing her father said after she turned out to be a girl.
* PaintedTunnelRealTrain: One of Cactus Jack's ill-fated attempts to capture Handsome and Charming.
* PowderTrail: Another of Cactus Jack's attempted schemes leads to this.
* StickySituation: Yet another of Cactus Jack's schemes, which of course leads to him trying to figure out what went wrong by ''standing in a puddle of rubber cement on a railroad crossing.''
* UpToEleven: Handsome has a seven-shooter.
* VillainProtagonist: Says so right there in the title!


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''TheVillain'', AKA ''Cactus Jack'', is a 1979 comedy parodying western films in general. It stars ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Handsome Stranger (that's literally his name), who is escorting Charming Jones (played by AnnMargret) so that she can claim money left by her father, Parody Jones. Avery Simpson (JackElam), the corrupt town boss forced to hand the money over, wants it back and so hires/conscripts an inept outlaw named Cactus Jack Slade (KirkDouglas) into stealing it back. What [[HilarityEnsues then unfolds]] is literally a [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner live-action Roadrunner cartoon.]]

No relation whatsoever to the wrestler MickFoley.

If you came here looking for the opposite of TheHero, check out [[{{Villains}} this page]].

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!! This movie contains examples of:
* [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe Aren't You Going To Ravish Me?]]: Charming is not subtle about what she wants.
* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins:]] Or at least [[spoiler:thanks to the above trope, gets the girl in the end.]]
* BulletproofFashionPlate: Handsome Stranger never gets dirty. Ever.
* CallingYourAttacks: Cactus Jack does this in a saloon.
* ChasteHero: Handsome Stranger.
* CoolHorse: Cactus Jack's super-genius horse Whiskey.
* HandcarPursuit
* HarmlessVillain: Cactus Jack is a horrible brigand. He isn't especially dangerous - he just isn't very good at it.
* InjunCountry: Its border is marked by a literal white line drawn across the desert.
* InsistentTerminology: "''Cactus'' Jack Slade!"
* MeaningfulName: Handsome Stranger was named after his father, whom he never met.
** Charming sort of falls into this category as well. She was named after the first thing her father said after she turned out to be a girl.
* PaintedTunnelRealTrain: One of Cactus Jack's ill-fated attempts to capture Handsome and Charming.
* PowderTrail: Another of Cactus Jack's attempted schemes leads to this.
* StickySituation: Yet another of Cactus Jack's schemes, which of course leads to him trying to figure out what went wrong by ''standing in a puddle of rubber cement on a railroad crossing.''
* UpToEleven: Handsome has a seven-shooter.
* VillainProtagonist: Says so right there in the title!

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''TheVillain'', AKA ''Cactus Jack'', is a 1979 comedy parodying western films in general. It stars ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Handsome Stranger (that's literally his name), who is escorting Charming Jones (played by AnnMargret) so that she can claim money left by her father, Parody Jones. Avery Simpson (JackElam), the corrupt town boss forced to hand the money over, wants it back and so hires/conscripts an inept outlaw named Cactus Jack Slade (KirkDouglas) into stealing it back. What [[HilarityEnsues then unfolds]] is literally a [[WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner live-action Roadrunner cartoon.]]

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''TheVillain'', AKA ''Cactus Jack'', is a 1979 comedy parodying western films in general. It stars ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Handsome Stranger (that's literally his name), who is escorting Charming Jones (played by AnnMargret) so that she can claim money left by her father, Parody Jones. Avery Simpson (JackElam), the corrupt town boss forced to hand the money over, wants it back and so hires/conscripts an inept outlaw named Cactus Jack Slade (KirkDouglas) into stealing it back. What [[HilarityEnsues then unfolds]] is literally a [[WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner live-action Roadrunner cartoon.]]


* CelibateHero: Handsome Stranger.

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* CelibateHero: ChasteHero: Handsome Stranger.

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* CelibateHero: Handsome Stranger.


* PowderTrail: One of Cactus Jack's attempted schemes leads to this.

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** Charming sort of falls into this category as well. She was named after the first thing her father said after she turned out to be a girl.
* PaintedTunnelRealTrain: One of Cactus Jack's ill-fated attempts to capture Handsome and Charming.
* PowderTrail: One Another of Cactus Jack's attempted schemes leads to this.this.
* StickySituation: Yet another of Cactus Jack's schemes, which of course leads to him trying to figure out what went wrong by ''standing in a puddle of rubber cement on a railroad crossing.''


''TheVillain'', AKA ''Cactus Jack'', is a 1979 comedy parodying western films in general. It stars ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Handsome Stranger (that's literally his name), who is escorting Charming Jones (played by AnnMargret) so that she can claim money left by her father, Parody Jones. Avery Simpson (JackElam), the corrupt town boss forced to hand the money over, wants it back and so hires/conscripts an inept outlaw named Cactus Jack Slade (KirkDouglas) into stealing it back. What [[HilarityEnsues then unfolds]] is literally a [[LooneyTunes live-action Roadrunner cartoon.]]

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''TheVillain'', AKA ''Cactus Jack'', is a 1979 comedy parodying western films in general. It stars ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Handsome Stranger (that's literally his name), who is escorting Charming Jones (played by AnnMargret) so that she can claim money left by her father, Parody Jones. Avery Simpson (JackElam), the corrupt town boss forced to hand the money over, wants it back and so hires/conscripts an inept outlaw named Cactus Jack Slade (KirkDouglas) into stealing it back. What [[HilarityEnsues then unfolds]] is literally a [[LooneyTunes [[WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner live-action Roadrunner cartoon.]]


* HamAndCheese: Mr. Douglas has a fine old time playing Slade.
** Paul Lynde as the Indian chief.
--->'''Chief:''' Why does banker want him watched? He needs to be looked after!



* WTHCastingAgency: Paul Lynde as the local Indian chief? OK, [[RuleOfFunny whatever..]]

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* WTHCastingAgency: Paul Lynde as the local Indian chief? OK, [[RuleOfFunny whatever..]]


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** Paul Lynde as the Indian chief.
--->'''Chief:''' Why does banker want him watched? He needs to be looked after!

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