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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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Chico
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Harry Luck
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Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
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Natividad Vacío ...
Villager (as Natividad Vacio)
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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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23 November 1960 (USA)  »

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Siete hombres y un destino  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Chico is a combination of two characters from (Seven Samurai (1954), Katsushiro and Kikuchiyo. See more »

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When Calvera and his gang first ride into town in the beginning of the movie, they are seen taking chickens and food. When they ride out of town, they do not have any of the loot with them. See more »

Quotes

Chris: You forget one thing. We took a contract.
Vin: It's sure not the kind any court would enforce.
Chris: That's just the kind you've got to keep.
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Featured in I Am Steve McQueen (2014) See more »

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The Magnificent Seven Theme
Written by Elmer Bernstein
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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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