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The Magnificent Seven (1960)

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

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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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The whistle Bernardo gives to the little girl DOES have a fipple, but he turns it down when he blows into it. You can just see it as he finishes making the whistle. See more »

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Calvera: Somehow I don't think you've solved my problem.
Chris: Solving your problems isn't our line.
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Interesting differences from the Japanese version
14 February 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

I've seen both the American and Japanese versions many times, and while everyone agrees about which one is better, the American version has some virtues: 1) Our heroes are selected by the farmers when they defend a dead Indian's right to be buried in the same place as white people; therefore they are seen as champions of social and racial equality by the farmers. 2) A magnificent villain played by Eli Wallach. 3) Charlie Bronson's relationship with the village boys. And some tremendous faults: 1) Combining the Young Student and Crazy Fool characters; some of the most poignant scenes in the Japanese version involved the interaction between these two. 2) Not filming the final battle in the rain. And of course many more of each. It's an interesting discussion. Both are great movies that shouldn't be missed. Remember that Kurosawa gave John Sturges a sword in appreciation after seeing his film.


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