R. G. Armstrong

Robert Golden Armstrong was an American actor and playwright. A veteran character actor who appeared in dozens of Westerns over the course of his 40-year career, he may be best remembered for his work with director Sam Peckinpah.

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Boss Nigger (1975)

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Two black bounty hunters ride into a small town out West in pursuit of an outlaw. They discover that the town has no sheriff, and soon take over that position, much against the will of the mostly white townsfolk.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Arnold
CAST:  Fred Williamson  •  D'Urville Martin  •  R. G. Armstrong  •  Barbara Leigh

Two black bounty hunters ride into a small town out West in pursuit of an outlaw. They discover that the town has no sheriff, and soon take over that position, much against the will of the mostly white townsfolk.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Arnold
CAST:  Fred Williamson  •  D'Urville Martin  •  R. G. Armstrong  •  Barbara Leigh

A Face in the Crowd (1957)

The rise of a raucous hayseed named Lonesome Rhodes from itinerant Ozark guitar picker to local media rabble-rouser to TV superstar and political king-maker. Marcia Jeffries is the innocent Sarah Lawrence girl who discovers the great man in a back-country jail and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Andy Griffith  •  Patricia Neal  •  Walter Matthau  •  Lee Remick

The rise of a raucous hayseed named Lonesome Rhodes from itinerant Ozark guitar picker to local media rabble-rouser to TV superstar and political king-maker. Marcia Jeffries is the innocent Sarah Lawrence girl who discovers the great man in a back-country jail and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Andy Griffith  •  Patricia Neal  •  Walter Matthau  •  Lee Remick

Baby Doll (1956)

Archie Lee Meighan is a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll, a 19-year old childlike beauty whose father arranged the marriage for financial reasons. As Archie awaits the arrival of Baby Doll's 20th birthday, the day that they are supposed to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Karl Malden  •  Carroll Baker  •  Eli Wallach  •  Mildred Dunnock

Archie Lee Meighan is a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll, a 19-year old childlike beauty whose father arranged the marriage for financial reasons. As Archie awaits the arrival of Baby Doll's 20th birthday, the day that they are supposed to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Karl Malden  •  Carroll Baker  •  Eli Wallach  •  Mildred Dunnock

Children of the Corn (1984)

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Kiersch
CAST:  Peter Horton  •  Linda Hamilton  •  R. G. Armstrong  •  John Franklin

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Kiersch
CAST:  Peter Horton  •  Linda Hamilton  •  R. G. Armstrong  •  John Franklin

Dick Tracy (1990)

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Al Pacino  •  Madonna  •  Charlie Korsmo

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Al Pacino  •  Madonna  •  Charlie Korsmo

El Dorado (1966)

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Robert Mitchum  •  James Caan  •  Charlene Holt

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Robert Mitchum  •  James Caan  •  Charlene Holt

Hammett (1982)

Chinatown, San Francisco, 1928. Former private detective Dashiell Hammett, a compulsive drinker with tuberculosis who writes pulp fiction for a living, receives an unexpected visit from an old friend asking for help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Frederic Forrest  •  Peter Boyle  •  Marilu Henner  •  Roy Kinnear

Chinatown, San Francisco, 1928. Former private detective Dashiell Hammett, a compulsive drinker with tuberculosis who writes pulp fiction for a living, receives an unexpected visit from an old friend asking for help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Frederic Forrest  •  Peter Boyle  •  Marilu Henner  •  Roy Kinnear

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buck Henry  •  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Julie Christie  •  James Mason  •  Dyan Cannon

Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buck Henry  •  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Julie Christie  •  James Mason  •  Dyan Cannon

Major Dundee (1965)

During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Richard Harris  •  Jim Hutton  •  James Coburn

During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Richard Harris  •  Jim Hutton  •  James Coburn

Mean Johnny Barrows (1975)

A Vietnam veteran gets caught in a mob war with a couple of double-crossers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Williamson
CAST:  Fred Williamson  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Stuart Whitman  •  Jenny Sherman

A Vietnam veteran gets caught in a mob war with a couple of double-crossers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Williamson
CAST:  Fred Williamson  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Stuart Whitman  •  Jenny Sherman

My Name Is Nobody (1973)

Jack Beauregard, one of the greatest gunman of the Old West, only wants to retire in peace and move to Europe. But a young gunfighter, known as "Nobody", who idolizes Beauregard, wants him to go out in glory. So he arranges for Jack to face the 150-man gang known ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tonino Valerii
CAST:  Terence Hill  •  Henry Fonda  •  Jean Martin  •  R. G. Armstrong

Jack Beauregard, one of the greatest gunman of the Old West, only wants to retire in peace and move to Europe. But a young gunfighter, known as "Nobody", who idolizes Beauregard, wants him to go out in glory. So he arranges for Jack to face the 150-man gang known ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tonino Valerii
CAST:  Terence Hill  •  Henry Fonda  •  Jean Martin  •  R. G. Armstrong

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Bob Dylan  •  Richard Jaeckel

Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Bob Dylan  •  Richard Jaeckel

Predator (1987)

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A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Carl Weathers  •  Elpidia Carrillo  •  Bill Duke

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Carl Weathers  •  Elpidia Carrillo  •  Bill Duke

Reds (1981)

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed, who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Warren Beatty  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Edward Herrmann

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed, who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Warren Beatty  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Edward Herrmann

Ride the High Country (1962)

An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Joel McCrea  •  Mariette Hartley  •  Ron Starr

An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Joel McCrea  •  Mariette Hartley  •  Ron Starr

Stay Hungry (1976)

A dishonest businessman asks rich layabout Craig Blake to help him buy a gym, which will be demolished for a development project in Alabama. But after spending time with weightlifter Joe Santo and gym worker Mary Tate Farnsworth, Craig wants out of the deal. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Sally Field  •  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  R. G. Armstrong

A dishonest businessman asks rich layabout Craig Blake to help him buy a gym, which will be demolished for a development project in Alabama. But after spending time with weightlifter Joe Santo and gym worker Mary Tate Farnsworth, Craig wants out of the deal. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Sally Field  •  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  R. G. Armstrong

The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

Double-crossed and left without water in the desert, Cable Hogue is saved when he finds a spring. It is in just the right spot for a much needed rest stop on the local stagecoach line, and Hogue uses this to his advantage. He builds a house and makes money off the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Stella Stevens  •  Slim Pickens  •  David Warner

Double-crossed and left without water in the desert, Cable Hogue is saved when he finds a spring. It is in just the right spot for a much needed rest stop on the local stagecoach line, and Hogue uses this to his advantage. He builds a house and makes money off the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Stella Stevens  •  Slim Pickens  •  David Warner

The Best of Times (1986)

A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Kurt Russell  •  Pamela Reed  •  Holly Palance

A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Kurt Russell  •  Pamela Reed  •  Holly Palance

Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)

Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Art Linson
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Peter Boyle  •  Bruno Kirby  •  René Auberjonois

Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Art Linson
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Peter Boyle  •  Bruno Kirby  •  René Auberjonois

Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates in a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and the ranger, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carver
CAST:  Chuck Norris  •  David Carradine  •  Barbara Carrera  •  Leon Isaac Kennedy

The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates in a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and the ranger, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carver
CAST:  Chuck Norris  •  David Carradine  •  Barbara Carrera  •  Leon Isaac Kennedy
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