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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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Natividad Vacío ...
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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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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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According to the DVD notes, both John Ireland and Sterling Hayden were approached for the role of Britt. See more »

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Chico taunts the red "toro" like a Spanish bull fighter, but it isn't a male "bull" rather a female "cow" with horns. See more »

Quotes

Old Man: You worry about yourself. Are you ready for him?
[refers to Calvera]
Old Man: What if he comes now, huh?
Vin: Reminds me of that fellow back home that fell off a ten story building.
Chris: What about him?
Vin: Well, as he was falling people on each floor kept hearing him say, "So far, so good." Tch... So far, so good!
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The Magnificent Seven Theme
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A brilliant classic, beautifully scored, shot and acted.
13 September 2002 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

A wonderful classic beautifully scored and shot.

There are so many moody looks between characters, and little movements or idiosyncrasies that just make each of the gunmen seem so real. Apparently, there were big egos behind the camera that caused these acts of showmanship, but unlike most films where the egos clash, here they just build the characters up without harming them.

Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen are just wonderful, and James Coburn and Charles Bronson both put in equal performances. There's just nothing about this film that you can fault, the script is kept light when required and the stunning score lifts up and the acting is huge but never too much. This is a must see…again and again.


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