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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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18 January 1967 (USA) See more »
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 »
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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Joe

Marianne Koch ... Marisol

Gian Maria Volonté ... Ramón Rojo (Italian version) (also as Johnny Wels: English version) (as John Wells)
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)
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)
Dhia Cristiani .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Arturo Dominici .... voice dubbing: Juan Cortés (uncredited)
Elena Dressler .... interpreter (uncredited)
Corrado Gaipa .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Lauro Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Josef Egger (uncredited)
Nando Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Gian Maria Volonté (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani .... voice dubbing: Aldo Sambrell (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)
Benito Stefanelli .... interpreter (uncredited)
Renato Turi .... voice dubbing: Mario Brega (uncredited)
Tonino Valerii .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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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) (literal English title), UK (alternative title), USA (literal English title)
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Rated R for violence (re-rating) (1993)
99 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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) | Germany:16 (DVD and Blu-ray rating) (uncut) | 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 (cut)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When Joe meets Don Miguel, the suit of armor has holes in it. In the plaza, when the Rojos are partying, the suit of armor has no holes in it until Ramon shoots it. It would seem the Joe/Don Miguel scene was shot after the plaza party scene.See more »
Esteban Rojo:My name is Esteban Rojo, my bother aked me to... what are you doing?
Esteban Rojo:Don't you know all our men sleep here with us?
Joe:Well that's all very cozy, but I don't find you men all that appealing.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Young, Violent, Dangerous (1976)See more »
Sweet Betsy from PikeSee more »


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56 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
One of the best westerns in the world!, 17 January 2001
Author: Mika Pykäläaho ( from Järvenpää, Finland

Yesterday I had a wonderful chance to see "Per un pugno di dollari /A Fistful of Dollars" on a movie theater where it clearly belongs. For me as a fanatic Eastwood fan it truly was a bliss to view Clint's legendary breakthrough film and a mother of all spaghetti westerns on a big screen and to marvel Sergio Leone's astonishing directing! Rundown houses, dusty streets, shabby clothes and faces with lots of stubble and dirt are just something you have to watch as large as it's only possible. All that filth doesn't belong in a small television. Morricone's fantastic score makes the experience stunning.

I have to remind that this flick made Eastwood what he is today. Without it there wouldn't be no "Dirty Harry", "High plains drifter", "Unforgiven", "True Crime" or even "Every which way but loose". It's funny to state that although western is naturally an American genre, at least three of the best ones are made in Europe. Any of you who still don't know what I'm talking about, I mean Leone's Dollars trilogy. As it's said, "A Fistful of Dollars" is the first motion picture of it's kind. It is and it looks like a pretty cheap production but it became one of the most memorable westerns ever. I'm not revealing anything significant if I say that the undertaker got what he wanted the most: work.

Clint's character is just magnificent: he's witty, smart and dangerous and he doesn't take s**t from anybody, not even from guys who "insult his mule". Eastwood is the kind of a hero I love and look up to. Even though this is something I would definitely call a perfect western (10 out of 10) best was yet to come in the shape of "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly". No disrespect to Kurosawa but this beats "Yojimbo" anytime. "Aim for the heart or you'll never stop me..."

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