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A Fistful of Dollars -- A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

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Release Date:
18 January 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
This short cigar belongs to a man with no name. This long gun belongs to a man with no name. This poncho belongs to a man with no name. He's going to trigger a whole new style in adventure. See more »
Plot:
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The first of the three See more (226 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Joe

Marianne Koch ... Marisol

Gian Maria Volonté ... Ramón Rojo (as Johnny Wels)
Wolfgang Lukschy ... John Baxter (as W. Lukschy)
Sieghardt Rupp ... Esteban Rojo (as S. Rupp)
Joseph Egger ... Piripero (as Joe Edger)
Antonio Prieto ... Don Miguel Benito Rojo
José Calvo ... Silvanito (as Jose Calvo)
Margarita Lozano ... Consuelo Baxter (as Margherita Lozano)
Daniel Martín ... Julián (as Daniel Martin)
Benito Stefanelli ... Rubio (as Benny Reeves)

Mario Brega ... Chico (as Richard Stuyvesant)
Bruno Carotenuto ... Antonio Baxter (as Carol Brown)

Aldo Sambrell ... Rojo gang member (as Aldo Sambreli)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raf Baldassarre ... Juan De Dios (uncredited)
Luis Barboo ... Baxter Gunman 2 (uncredited)
Frank Braña ... Baxter Gang Member (uncredited)
José Canalejas ... Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Juan Cortés ... Cavalry Captain (uncredited)
Álvaro de Luna ... Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Nino Del Arco ... Jesus (uncredited)
Jose Halufi ... Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Lee Miller ... Man at Bar (uncredited)
Antonio Molino Rojo ... Baxter Gang Member (uncredited)
Antonio Moreno ... Juan de dios (uncredited)
Nazzareno Natale ... Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
José Orjas ... (uncredited)
Manuel Peña ... (uncredited)

Antonio Pica ... Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Nosher Powell ... Cowboy con cartel 'adios amigo' (uncredited)
Julio Pérez Tabernero ... Baxter Gunman 4 (uncredited)
José Riesgo ... Mexican Cavalry Captain (uncredited)
Lorenzo Robledo ... Baxter Gunman #1 (uncredited)
Enrique Santiago ... Fausto, Rojo Gang Member (uncredited)
Umberto Spadaro ... Miguel - Rojo Gunman (uncredited)
Fernando Sánchez Polack ... Rojo Gang Member Crushed by Wine Cask (uncredited)
William R. Thompkins ... Baxter Gang Member (uncredited)
Edmondo Tieghi ... Mexican soldier (uncredited)
Antonio Vico ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Sergio Leone 
 
Writing credits
Adriano Bolzoni (story) (as A. Bonzzoni) &
Víctor Andrés Catena (story) &
Sergio Leone (story)

Víctor Andrés Catena (screenplay) &
Jaime Comas Gil (screenplay) (as Jaime Comas) &
Sergio Leone (screenplay)

Fernando Di Leo  uncredited
Duccio Tessari  uncredited
Tonino Valerii  uncredited

Produced by
Arrigo Colombo .... producer (as Harry Colombo)
Giorgio Papi .... producer (as George Papi)
Piero Santini .... assistant producer (as Peter Saint)
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone  (as Dan Savio)
 
Cinematography by
Massimo Dallamano (photography) (as Jack Dalmas)
Federico G. Larraya 
 
Film Editing by
Roberto Cinquini  (as Bob Quintle)
Alfonso Santacana 
 
Art Direction by
Carlo Simi  (as Charles Simons)
 
Set Decoration by
Sigfrido Burmann 
Francisco Rodríguez Asensio (setting) (as Asensio)
Carlo Simi  (as Charles Simons)
 
Makeup Department
Dolores Clavel .... hair stylist
Alberto Gutiérrez .... makeup artist
Sam Watkins .... makeup artist
José Luis Pérez .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
José María Sánchez .... makeup department head (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jaime Comas Gil .... production manager
Ramón Crespo .... production manager
Franco Palaggi .... production manager (as Frank Palance)
Günter Raguse .... production manager (as Gunter Raguse)
Fernando Rossi .... unit manager (as Fred Ross)
Anselmo Zabala .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Giraldi .... assistant director (as Frank Prestland)
Julio Sempere .... assistant director
Mario Caiano .... assistant director (uncredited)
Tonino Valerii .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Adolfo Cofiño .... assistant set decorator
Luis Ocaña .... property master
Rafael Pérez Murcia .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Elio Pacella .... sound (as Edy Simson)
 
Special Effects by
Manuel Baquero .... special effects
Giovanni Corridori .... special effects (as John Speed)
 
Stunts
Benito Stefanelli .... stunt coordinator
Benito Stefanelli .... stunts
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
William R. Thompkins .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stelvio Massi .... camera operator (as Steve Rock)
Eduardo Noé .... second assistant camera
Ramón Sempere .... first assistant camera
José Sánchez .... camera operator
José María Sánchez .... camera operator
Julio Wizuete .... still photographer
 
Animation Department
Iginio Lardani .... animator: title animation (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
María Casado .... wardrobe
Carlo Simi .... costumes (as Charles Simons)
 
Editorial Department
Alicia Castillo .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ennio Morricone .... conductor (as Dan Savio)
Alessandro Alessandroni .... music arranger: choral (uncredited)
Michele Lacerenza .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Clint Eastwood .... western advisor: Italian prints only
Robert Lowell .... adaptation: english dialogues (as Mark Lowell)
Jerónimo Montoro .... production assistant
Marta Pons .... production assistant
María Antonia Puerta .... script supervisor
Piero Santini .... production secretary (as Peter Saint)
William R. Thompkins .... technical adviser (as W.R. Thompkins)
Marisol de Villanueva .... direction secretary
Eugenio Villar .... production assistant
Tilde Watson .... script girl
Ferruccio Amendola .... voice dubbing: Antonio Molino Rojo (uncredited)
Giorgio Capecchi .... voice dubbing: Wolfgang Lukschy (uncredited)
Arturo Dominici .... voice dubbing: Juan Cortés (uncredited)
Elena Dressler .... interpreter (uncredited)
Lauro Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Josef Egger (uncredited)
Nando Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Gian Maria Volonté (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani .... voice dubbing: Benito Stefanelli (uncredited)
Géneviève Hersent .... publicist (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello .... voice dubbing: Raf Baldassarre (uncredited)
Anna Miserocchi .... voice dubbing: Margarita Lozano (uncredited)
Glauco Onorato .... voice dubbing: Lorenzo Robledo (uncredited)
Luigi Pavese .... voice dubbing: José Calvo (uncredited)
Nino Pavese .... voice dubbing: Daniel Martin (uncredited)
Bruno Persa .... voice dubbing: Sieghardt Rupp (uncredited)
Mario Pisu .... voice dubbing: Antonio Prieto (uncredited)
Enrico Maria Salerno .... voice dubbing: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)
Deddi Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Nino Del Arco (uncredited)
Rita Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Marianne Koch (uncredited)
Renato Turi .... voice dubbing: Mario Brega (uncredited)
Tonino Valerii .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Per un pugno di dollari" - Italy (original title)
"For a Fistful of Dollars" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title), International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title), USA (literal English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence (re-rating) (1993)
Runtime:
99 min
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:R (original rating) | Australia:MA (re-rating) (2004) | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) (on some TV networks) | Canada:G (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) | Finland:K-16 (re-rating) (cut) (1977) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1967) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:15 (re-rating) (1986) | USA:M (Approved No. 21386) (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (1993) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When the film made its U.S. network television debut on "The ABC Sunday Night Movie" in February 1975, a new prologue was added in which an unidentified lawman or politician (played by Harry Dean Stanton) orders "Joe" to get rid of the gangs of San Miguel in return for a pardon. Neither Eastwood nor Leone were involved in the shooting of this additional footage. A double with his face hidden and stock footage of Eastwood were used. Monte Hellman directed the new footage. This prologue is now available on the Special Edition released in 2005.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Ramon shoots the escaping soldiers, by the river, in their backs, he does so with a Gatling Gun. Yet, when the "shot" soldiers cry out and fall to the ground, no blood or even small holes can be seen in their clothes. A Gatling Gun would rip them (the soldiers, as well as their clothes) to pieces.See more »
Quotes:
Don Miguel Rojo:That's the right idea? You didn't misunderstand?
Joe:I get the wrong idea only when it suits me.
Ramon Rojo:You are well informed, eh?
Joe:A man's life in these parts often depends on a mere scrap of information. Your brother's own words.
Ramon Rojo:Tell me. Why are you doing this for us?
Joe:[Holds out his hand with a response that is almost a question] Five hundred dollars.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sweet Betsy from PikeSee more »

FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
Is this movie based on a book?
Does the Man With No Name actually have a name?
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67 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
The first of the three, 2 November 2003
Author: rbverhoef (rbverhoef@hotmail.com) from The Hague, Netherlands

'A Fistful of Dollars' is the first from Sergio Leone's trilogy about "The Man with No Name". The other two movies are 'For a Few Dollars More' and the famous 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'. Although 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' is considered the best this one comes pretty close. It is a remake of Akira Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo' and it comes also pretty close to that movie. It was also the first real Spaghetti Western.

Clint Eastwood is "The Man with No Name" who comes to a small town where two families run the place. Both families hate each other and he thinks he can make a lot of money with playing both parties against each other. This is basically the main story. There are some sub-plots, one of them involves Marisol (Marianne Koch) who is taken by a leader of one of the families. Her husband and child still live in the town.

For me it was not the story that made this movie interesting. It was the whole atmosphere. I like all Leone's westerns for that reason. Of course some are better than others, but they are never boring. The way we see Eastwood kill four man early in the movie is simply spectacular.

This no 'Once Upon a Time in the West' or even 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' but we have the same atmosphere, the same kind of score by Ennio Morricone and a Clint Eastwood at the beginning of a great career.

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