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The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags are used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.

For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for this movie can be found here.

No. For a Few Dollars More (Per qualche dollaro in pi ) is based on a script written by Italian screenwriter Luciano Vincenzoni and director Sergio Leone, known for his "spaghetti westerns". It is a sequel to A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari) (1964). There is also a third movie in what is known as "The Dollar Trilogy" -- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo) (1966).

"Spaghetti western" is a term applied to various low-budget Old American West films made by a European, especially an Italian, film company.

Those who have seen all three movies say that it's not important to watch them in order, considering that none of them follow the same story or include the same characters, other than Clint Eastwood. The only other similiarities would include the direction and the music. However, others recommend that they be watched in order to see the progression of Leone's works as the production values got better and better. In historical chronology (based on the weapons used) the film order is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1862 American Civil War and Colt Navy revolvers), For A Few Dollars More (Colt SAA Peacemakers post 1873 but more likely 1885; Indio's Colt SAA has gutta percha grips, which were in the 1884 Colt catalog), and A Fistful of Dollars (fully automatic machine guns issue from late 1890s and khaki Mexican uniforms from the turn of the century).

Because they are Italian films with an international cast, filmed in both Almeria Spain, and Rome's Cinecitta Studios, not to mention the fact that Leone is Italian himself.

Italian composer Ennio Morricone.

The thickness of the newspaper archive binder that Mortimer looks through in El Paso when he is trying to discover more about his rival bounty hunter provides a clue regarding the time period. Upon close inspection, the front page halftone image appears to show that the Marton Brothers were killed in far off Red Hill Montana, and it was back in 1872. If Mortimer finds Monco at the center of that binder, that means the last page of the archive would bring us to the present day. At four to six pages per issue, that's a lot of papers, and assuming that in a place like El Paso they didn't publish every day, that binder can represent years. Another clue is Mortimer's attire: he wearing a tie with a "four in hand" knot. That style was invented in England at Oxford around 1880. We know that on May 19, 1881: Southern Pacific tracks reach El Paso, Texas, and that " The Rock Island continued its trek westward and soon added "Pacific" to the end of its name as a final destination goal. A line to Colorado Springs was completed in 1888 and trackage rights to Denver was acquired in 1889. A line southwest across Kansas stretched to Tucumcari by the mid-1890s and a connection was completed with the Southern Pacific, thus completing the Pacific goal" in 1901. If we go by these clues the archive binder, Mortimer's tie, and the historical record for the railroads (the key is railroads in both Tucumcari & El Paso) For a Few Dollars More could take place as late as the Turn of the Cenyury, which would put it closer in time to A Fistful of Dollars. There is a set of either phone or telegraph lines in one scene that are shot at, and a telegraph system is seen to be in use, which would also place the film in the 1890s at the earliest.

In every film he has a different name: in A Fistful of Dollars he is called Joe, in For A Few Dollars More, he is called Monco, and in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly he is named Blondie. Of the three names, Monco is likely his real name, because in Fistful he never says his name; the undertaker just starts calling him Joe, as it's a common name. Blondie is just the nickname Tuco gives him because, once again, he didn't reveal his name. However, in For A Few Dollars More, the sheriff is talking about the bounty hunter named Monco, which is the name he signed in the ledger, so it is likely his true name or at least the name he goes by. On the other hand, 'Monco' actually means 'one-armed', and as The Man With No Name does everything left-handed, this could be either a joke or a pseudonym and not his real name at all.

All MGM widescreen releases are slightly censored. They're missing the scene in which Indio stops the beating of Monco and Mortimer. This scene can be found on the German DVD by Paramount. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.

The UK Blu-ray lacks 6 scenes with a total length of 44 seconds. The first four cuts are equal to the German DVD. But the last cut is exclusively on the UK Blu-ray. The sixth cut has also been made for the German Versions but only the first 10 sec. The remaining 15 sec are exxlusively on the UK Blu-ray again. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.. But the Italian Blu-ray is missing one scene as well that can be found in the German TV Version, which is missing another scene. Again a detailed comparison can be found here.

Monco kills people only if it is absolutely necessary or they deserve to die. Indio sends him into Agua Caliente to show off his shooting skills, but Monco doesn't think it right to kill three people who are only defending their town, just to prove a point to Indio and his gang. Instead, he shoots apples on a tree to prove himself. Unfortunately, this confirms Indio's theory that Monco is a bounty hunter, because Indio assumes that a criminal who's a great shot would have no problem killing three gunmen. When Indio captures Monco, he says this line because the apple shooting gave Monco away.

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