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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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Lee
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Harry Luck
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Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
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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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They were seven - And they fought like seven hundred! See more »


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23 November 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die glorreichen Sieben  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The title of the movie in the Georgian language means the same as "Holy Week", so they used to air the movie in the week prior to Easter. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Calvera: Generosity... that was my first mistake. I leave these people a little bit extra, and then they hire these men to make trouble. It shows you, sooner or later, you must answer for every good deed.
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Seraphim Falls (2009) See more »

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The Magnificent Seven Theme
Written by Elmer Bernstein
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Well done remake of Kurosawa's classic.
6 July 2003 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

SEVEN is one of the better Westerns to come out for the aging genre. Also, for any genre, it has much better characterization; from the cowboys, to the farmers, and even the outlaws themselves, everyone gets their own fair share of camera time to make MAGNIFICENT SEVEN a classic in its own right.

Outlaws steal from a small Mexican farming town every once in awhile. Since the authorities do nothing, the farmers enlist the aid of seven gunmen to solve their problem.

Compared to THE SEVEN SAMURAI, I would have to say MAGNIFICENT is less dark and reflective. An outlaw such as Calvera is hard to hate seeing him as a character on screen. Also, a better motive to explain why the outlaws continue their attack on the village is shown here, as opposed to Kurosawa's classic, where the raiders relentlessly never gave up, not once thinking (or admitting) the village is well fortified and they were not going to win. The scene and spirit of the old west, combined with the philosophies of the far east, have made a fine movie.


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