Best Western Movies of 1986


¡Three Amigos!

6.5/10 IMDB

A trio of unemployed silent film actors are mistaken for real heroes by a small Mexican village in search of someone to stop a malevolent bandit.

Starring: Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Patrice Martinez, Philip Gordon, Alfonso Arau, Tony Plana, Kai Wulff, Jon Lovitz, Joe Mantegna ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1986-12-12
Best Western Movies of 1986 : Houston: The Legend of Texas

Houston: The Legend of Texas

6.4/10 IMDB

Sam Elliot stars as Sam Houston, the visionary who nearly single-handedly forged the state of Texas into a powerful entity in its own right. Refusing to forget the Alamo (as if anyone could), Houston led the military in Texas' rebellion against Mexico. G.D. Spradlin co-stars as President Andrew Jackson, with Michael Beck appearing as Jim Bowie, James Stephens as Stephen Austin, and Richard Yniguez as Mexican General Santa Anna. Lensed on location in the Lone Star state, this sweeping made-for-TV film originally occupied three hours' screen time on November 22, 1986. Its title at that time was Houston: The Legend of Texas. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Starring: Sam Elliott, Claudia Christian, Devon Ericson, Michael C. Gwynne, Donald Moffat, John Quade, Ned Romero, William Russ, John P. Ryan, James Stephens ..
Directed by: Peter Levin
Release date: 1986-11-22


5.8/10 IMDB

Story follows a stagecoach ride through Old West Apache territory. On board are a cavalry man's pregnant wife, a prostitute with a broken heart, a Marshal taking in his prisoner Johnny Ringo, a crooked gambler, and the infamous Doc Holliday

Starring: Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, John Schneider, Elizabeth Ashley, Anthony Newley, Anthony Franciosa, Merritt Butrick, Mary Crosby ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1986-05-18
Best Western Movies of 1986 : The Frog, the Dog, and the Devil

The Frog, the Dog, and the Devil

6.1/10 IMDB

The short tells the story of a drunkard going through alcohol withdrawal, as personified by the Devil. Director Bob Stenhouse takes what could be a dark subject and makes it a funny madcap romp.

Starring: Grant Tilly ..
Directed by: Bob Stenhouse
Release date: 1986-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1986 : The Richest Cat in the World

The Richest Cat in the World

6.3/10 IMDB

Leo Kohlmeyer is a talking cat who inherits $5 million from his late owner and is looked after by the owner's in-laws whose two children, Bart and Veronica, learn Leo's secret that he can talk, while a bumbling, but devious, couple called the Rigsbys plot to kidnap Leo in order for them to gain the inheritance money for themselves.

Starring: Ramon Bieri, Steven Kampmann, Caroline McWilliams, Steve Vinovich, Jesse Wells, George Wyner, Brandon Call, Kellie Martin, Randy Oglesby, Joel Bennett ..
Directed by: Greg Beeman, Michael Kusley, Emmitt-Leon O'Neill, Dick Erickson
Release date: 1986-03-09
Best Western Movies of 1986 : Red Headed Stranger

Red Headed Stranger

6.5/10 IMDB

Reverend Julian Shay (Willie Nelson) strode into the saloon, pulled out his six-shooter, and killed his adulterous wife (Morgan Fairchild) and the man she had left him for. It was the beginning of his violent transformation from God-Loving preacher to ruthless outlaw.

Starring: Willie Nelson, Katharine Ross, Morgan Fairchild, R. G. Armstrong, Royal Dano, Sonny Carl Davis, Paul English, Ted J. Crum, Bee Spears, Dennis Hill ..
Directed by: William D. Wittliff
Release date: 1986-10-31
Best Western Movies of 1986 : The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James

The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James

6.3/10 IMDB

This movie looks at the last years (not days, as implied in the title) of famous outlaws, Frank and Jesse James. The film opens in 1877 with the brothers trying to settle down after 15 years of thievery. Frank is shown to be a book-loving and family-oriented man, while brother Jesse is a money-hungry womanizer. The movie follows their lives through Jesse's death at the hands of the "rotten little coward" Bob Ford and Frank's death in 1892.

Starring: Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Marcia Cross, Gail Youngs, David Allan Coe, Andy Stahl, June Carter Cash, Ed Bruce, Darrell Wilkins, Meg Gibson ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1986-02-17
Best Western Movies of 1986 : Kung Fu The Movie

Kung Fu The Movie

6.1/10 IMDB

In his travels, Caine meets up with an old man who has several surprises for him. The first being the destruction of the Shaolin order, the second being that the man is the father of the Emperor's nephew whom he killed in China, and the third is that he seeks his revenge using the son Caine never knew he had sired as the instrument of his death. It will take all of Caine's skill and wisdom to find a solution to this deadly predicament.

Starring: David Carradine, Kerrie Keane, Mako, William Lucking, Luke Askew, Keye Luke, Benson Fong, Brandon Lee, Martin Landau ..
Directed by: Richard Lang
Release date: 1986-02-01
Best Western Movies of 1986 : Louis L'Amour's Down the Long Hills

Louis L'Amour's Down the Long Hills

6.5/10 IMDB

Two young survivors of a wagon-train massacre battle horse thieves as they take a prize stallion through Utah.

Starring: Bruce Boxleitner, Bo Hopkins, Don Shanks, Ed Bruce, Buck Taylor, Thomas Wilson Brown, Lisa MacFarlane, Jack Elam, Michael Wrenn, Bart The Bear ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1986-11-15

The Aurora Encounter

4.4/10 IMDB

A tiny alien lands in the small town Aurora in Texas in the times of the Wild West. He flies around in his spaceship and checks out everything. While the kids are fascinated, their parents are rather sceptic and afraid. Ms. Peabels, teacher and new owner of the local paper, smells a good story and brings the alien into the headlines. When the governor hears of the rumors he sends a ranger to take action. Written by Tom Zoerner

Starring: Jack Elam, Carol Bagdasarian, Dottie West, Will Mitchell, Charles B. Pierce, Mickey Hays, George McFarland, Peter Brown ..
Directed by: Jim McCullough Sr.
Release date: 1986-08-01
Best Western Movies of 1986 : The Return of Josey Wales

The Return of Josey Wales

3.6/10 IMDB

In a small, dusty border town, two long-time best friends of the mysterious gunman Josey Wales are brutally murdered by marauding rurales. The rurales, led by the beastial Commandante Escobar, head back to Mexico with gambler Ten Spot as hostage. Told of his friend's peril, Josey sets out on a trail of bloody vengeance.

Starring: Michael Parks, Rafael Campos, Charles McCoy, Suzie Humphreys, John William Galt, Robert Magruder, Paco Vela, Everett Sifuentes ..
Directed by: Michael Parks
Release date: 1986-10-01
Best Western Movies of 1986 : Pecos Bill

Pecos Bill

6.9/10 IMDB

Steve Guttenberg portrays Pecos Bill, the "King of the Cowboys," in this rootin' tootin' epic. Raised by coyotes, Bill puts the "wild" in the Wild West settlement of Petunia City. When his rowdy behavior gets him run out of town, he heads for Mexico. There, Bill lassos a cyclone to save the state of Texas from drought. His heroics become campfire legend, proving that selflessness and bravery are never forgotten.

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Rebecca De Mornay, Martin Mull, Peter Billingsley, Richard Schaal, Elizabeth Gorcey, Megan Mullally, Shelley Duvall ..
Directed by: Howard Storm
Release date: 1986-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1986 : The Wild, Wild West

The Wild, Wild West

6.2/10 IMDB

Wild West Ranch is a dude ranch run by Hyapatia with Randy West as foreman, and she hosts an annual hoedown there, merely an orgy for guests. This year she's invited a group of old friends who broke up six years ago after infidelity shattered their friendships, in hopes of letting bygones be bygones. It's not exactly The Big Chill, but still quite upbeat for porn. Hyapatia's Native American-inspired glamorous costumes are a highlight, as well as the usual sex performed by some of the biggest names in the business. Only "unknown" is a beautiful ditzy blonde (in sort of a Goldie Hawn) role billed as Jerry Sinclaire, who turns out to be Barbie Doll, later a popular actress if not a legend like her co-stars here.

Starring: Hyapatia Lee, Barbara Dare, Amber Lynn, Porsche Lynn, Eric Edwards, Tom Byron, Barbie Doll, Steve Drake, Randy West ..
Directed by: Jack Remy
Release date: 1986-01-01

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