is an American western first released on 27th July 1979,
directed by Hal Needham.
Cinematography was by Bobby Byrne and the film was scored by Bill Justis.
It stars Kirk Douglas, Ann-Margret, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Paul Lynde and Foster Brooks.
It has also been released under the title: Cactus Jack
It is a Rastar Pictures production, produced by Mort Engelberg and distributed by Columbia Pictures.
Location filming was in Monument Valley, Utah, USA.
The film was released with the tagline: "...the fastest fun in the west!"
It is a color film and runs to 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Our overall rating for The Villain
is: good - passable entertainment.
Other memorable films that have been directed by Hal Needham include: Smokey and the Bandit II
The Cannonball Run
Cannonball Run II
(1986). The actor Kirk Douglas has also appeared in: A Letter to Three Wives
Lust for Life
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Seven Days in May
Other recommended comedy/western films from USA that you may want to consider are: Mel Brooks's Blazing Saddles
Fred Zinnemann's Oklahoma!
Joshua Logan's Paint Your Wagon
Stanley Donen's Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
James W. Horne's Way Out West