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The Magnificent Seven (1960)

An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
Hilario (as Jorge Martinez de Hoyas)
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Pepe Hern ...
Tomas
Natividad Vacío ...
Villager (as Natividad Vacio)
Mario Navarro ...
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Storyline

A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with seven, each of whom comes for a different reason. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of thirty bandits who will arrive wanting food. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The Magnificent One! See more »


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23 November 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Siete hombres y un destino  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,905,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Brad Dexter was cast at the urging of Frank Sinatra, who knew John Sturges well, because Dexter had saved Sinatra's life when the two were swimming off the coast of Hawaii. See more »

Goofs

When Chris and Vin are returning from the cemetery on the hearse, they come to a stop and get off the hearse. As the camera pans slightly when they're getting off the hearse you can see a piece of wood used as a chock (looks like a 4"x4") placed in front of the right rear wheel of the hearse. There was no one around to place the chock under the wheel. See more »

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[O'Reilly is teaching the villagers how to shoot]
O'Reilly: Miguel, didn't I tell you to squeeze? Hm? Just like when you're milking a goat, Miguel.
Miguel: It's that I get excited!
O'Reilly: Well don't get excited! Now this time squeeze. Slowly, but squeeze. All right now, squeeze.
[Miguel shoots]
O'Reilly: *Squeeze*! I'll tell you what. Don't shoot the gun. Take the gun like this, and you use it like a club, all right?
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Crazy Credits

And Introducing Horst Buchholz See more »

Connections

Referenced in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #2.15 (1990) See more »

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The Magnificent Seven Theme
Written by Elmer Bernstein
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Yul Is Cool!
26 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is considered one of the all-time great westerns: a real classic, and I can't argue. I've seen a number of faster-moving and better westerns but few with a cast this good that's still entertaining. I never get tired of seeing the stars in this movie. How often are actors like Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Eli Wallach boring.....or all in the same movie? Not too often. Throw in Robert Vaughn and Horst Buchholz and you have a memorable cast.

As "cool" as McQueen was in his day, in this film Brynner was the "coolest" guy. Just the intense look on his face with those piercing eyes and deep voice command attention whenever he's on screen. Meanwhile, nobody but nobody played a Mexican villain better than Wallach.

The "good guys" in this classic movie are all professional killers and show their human side by admitting their weaknesses and the emptiness of their profession. No one says it better here than Bronson, who gives a couple of very powerful "sermons" to some young boys.

A solid western and a pretty famous theme song, too! It's also another good example of showing some real tough guys who can be convincing without profanity. Can you imagine the dialog if this film was re-made today?!


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