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Director:
Writers:
Luciano Vincenzoni (story) &
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Release Date:
23 December 1966 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They formed an alliance of hate to steal a fortune in dead man's gold See more »
Plot:
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Eli Wallach ... Tuco

Clint Eastwood ... Blondie

Lee Van Cleef ... Sentenza / Angel Eyes
Aldo Giuffrè ... Alcoholic Union Captain (as Aldo Giuffre')

Luigi Pistilli ... Father Pablo Ramirez
Rada Rassimov ... Maria
Enzo Petito ... Storekeeper
Claudio Scarchilli ... Mexican Peon
John Bartha ... Sheriff (as John Bartho)
Livio Lorenzon ... Baker
Antonio Casale ... Jackson / Bill Carson
Sandro Scarchilli ... Mexican Peon
Benito Stefanelli ... Member of Angel Eyes' Gang
Angelo Novi ... Monk
Antonio Casas ... Stevens

Aldo Sambrell ... Member of Angel Eyes' Gang
Al Mulock ... One-Armed Bounty Hunter (as Al Mulloch)
Sergio Mendizábal ... Blonde Bounty Hunter (as Sergio Mendizabal)
Antonio Molino Rojo ... Capt. Harper (as Molino Rocho)
Lorenzo Robledo ... Clem

Mario Brega ... Cpl. Wallace
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chelo Alonso ... Stevens' Wife (uncredited)
Fortunato Arena ... 1st Sombrero Onlooker at Tuco's 1st Hanging (uncredited)
Román Ariznavarreta ... Bounty Hunter (uncredited)
Silvana Bacci ... Mexican girl with Blondie (uncredited)
Frank Braña ... Bounty Hunter #2 (uncredited)
Amerigo Castrighella ... 2nd Sombrero Onlooker at Tuco's 1st Hanging (uncredited)
Saturno Cerra ... Bounty Hunter (uncredited)
Luigi Ciavarro ... Member of Angel Eye's Gang (uncredited)
William Conroy ... Confederate Soldier (uncredited)
Tony Di Mitri ... Deputy (uncredited)
Alberico Donadeo ... Townsman (uncredited)
Attilio Dottesio ... 3rd Sombrero Onlooker at Tuco's 1st Hanging (uncredited)
Veriano Ginesi ... Bald Onlooker at Tuco's 1st Hanging (uncredited)
Jesús Guzmán ... Pardue the Hotel Owner (uncredited)
Víctor Israel ... Sergeant at Confederate Fort (uncredited)
Nazzareno Natale ... Mexican Bounty Hunter (uncredited)
Ricardo Palacios ... Bartender in Socorro (uncredited)
Antonio Palombi ... Old Seargent (uncredited)
Romano Puppo ... Member of Angel Eyes' Gang (uncredited)
Antoñito Ruiz ... Stevens' Youngest Son (uncredited)
Aysanoa Runachagua ... Pistolero Recruited by Tuco in the Cave (uncredited)
Enrique Santiago ... Mexican Bounty Hunter (uncredited)
José Terrón ... Thomas 'Shorty' Larson (uncredited)

Directed by
Sergio Leone 
 
Writing credits
Luciano Vincenzoni (story) &
Sergio Leone (story)

Agenore Incrocci (screenplay) (as Age) &
Furio Scarpelli (screenplay) (as Scarpelli) &
Luciano Vincenzoni (screenplay) &
Sergio Leone (screenplay)

Mickey Knox (English version by)

Produced by
Alberto Grimaldi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Tonino Delli Colli (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Eugenio Alabiso 
Nino Baragli 
 
Production Design by
Carlo Simi 
 
Costume Design by
Carlo Simi 
 
Makeup Department
Rino Carboni .... makeup artist
Rino Todero .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Fernando Cinquini .... production manager
Aldo Pomilia .... production supervisor
José Antonio Pérez Giner .... production manager
Gray Frederickson .... production manager: USA (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrizio Gianni .... assistant director
Giancarlo Santi .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Carlo Leva .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
James Alfaro .... second engineer (2003 extended English-language version)
Vittorio De Sisti .... sound engineer
Bob Lacivita .... re-recording sound mixer (2003 extended English-language version)
Preston Martin .... second engineer (2003 extended English-language version)
Elio Pacella .... sound engineer
Alan Porzio .... adr editing (2003 extended English-language version)
Alan Porzio .... adr recording (2003 extended English-language version)
Nathan Scruggs .... second engineer (2003 extended English-language version)
Burton Sharp .... ADR voice casting (2003 extended English-language version)
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Eros Bacciucchi .... special effects
Giovanni Corridori .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Román Ariznavarreta .... stunts (uncredited)
John Landis .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Valentino Pelizzi .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Benito Stefanelli .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Benito Stefanelli .... stunts (uncredited)
Fabio Testi .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Franco Di Giacomo .... cameraman
Sergio Salvati .... assistant cameraman
 
Editorial Department
Vrej Allahverdian .... negative cutter (2003 extended English-language version)
Joe D'Augustine .... additional editor (2003 extended English-language version)
Sharol Olson .... color timer (2003 extended English-language version) (as Sharol Olsen)
Neri Nazzareno .... final colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni .... choirs (as 'I Cantori Moderni' of Alessandroni)
Giuseppe Mastroianni .... recording by
Bruno Nicolai .... musical director
Bruno Battisti D'Amario .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Italo Cammarota .... musician: ocarina (uncredited)
Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni .... chorus (uncredited)
Francesco Catania .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Franco Cosacchi .... singer (uncredited)
Franco De Gemini .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Nino Dei .... singer (uncredited)
Edda Dell'Orso .... singer (uncredited)
E. Wolf Ferrari .... musician: English horn (uncredited)
Enzo Gioieni .... singer (uncredited)
Michele Lacerenza .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
John O'Neill .... musician: whistler (uncredited)
Vincenzo Restuccia .... musician: percussions (uncredited)
Nicola Samale .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Gianna Spagnolo .... singer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Carlo Bartolini .... production assistant
Serena Canevari .... script girl
Luigi Corbo .... production secretary
Jack DeLeon .... adr talent (2003 extended English-language version) (as Christopher Weeks)
Matt Keeslar .... adr talent (2003 extended English-language version)
Iginio Lardani .... titles (as Lardani)
Tony Munroe .... film laboratory services: Triage Motion Picture Services, Los Angeles (2003 extended English-language version)
Antonio Palombi .... production secretary
Paul Pape .... adr talent (2003 extended English-language version)
Simon Prescott .... adr talent (2003 extended English-language version)
Paul Rutan Jr. .... film laboratory services: Triage Motion Picture Services, Los Angeles (2003 extended English-language version)
David Sargent .... adr talent (2003 extended English-language version)
Burton Sharp .... adr talent (2003 extended English-language version)
André Sogliuzzo .... adr talent (2003 extended English-language version) (extended English-language version) (as Andre Sogliuzzo)
Federico Tofi .... production assistant
Tom Wyner .... adr talent (2003 extended English-language version)
Emilio Cigoli .... voice dubbing: Lee Van Cleef (uncredited)
Nando Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Luigi Pistilli (uncredited)
Mickey Knox .... dubbing director (english language version) (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello .... voice dubbing: Josef Egger (uncredited)
Pino Locchi .... voice dubbing: Aldo Giuffrè (uncredited)
Glauco Onorato .... voice dubbing: Al Mulock (uncredited)
Luigi Pavese .... voice dubbing: Antonio Casas (uncredited)
Nino Pavese .... voice dubbing: John Bartha (uncredited)
Bruno Persa .... voice dubbing: Victor Israel (uncredited)
Mario Pisu .... voice dubbing: Livio Lorenzon (uncredited)
Carlo Romano .... voice dubbing: Eli Wallach (uncredited)
Enrico Maria Salerno .... voice dubbing: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)
Rita Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Rada Rassimov (uncredited)
Renato Turi .... voice dubbing: Mario Brega (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Clint Eastwood .... special thanks (2003 extended English-language version)
Alberto Grimaldi .... special thanks (2003 extended English-language version)
Eli Wallach .... special thanks (2003 extended English-language version)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo." - Italy (original title)
"The Good, the Ugly, the Bad" - USA (literal English title)
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Runtime:
161 min | France:186 min (dubbed version) | Spain:182 min | 179 min (2003 extended English version) | Finland:142 min (1984) (cut version)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R (original rating) | Australia:MA (re-rating) (2003) | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:14+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (extended version) (2003) | Canada:G (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1968) | France:-12 (DVD rating) | France:U (orginal rating) | France:U (re-rating) | Germany:16 (DVD release) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 (original rating) | Ireland:15 (re-rating) | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | New Zealand:R13 (Special Edition DVD) | New Zealand:M (video rating) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1982) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:15 (video rating: additional material, audio commentary 182m) (2010) | UK:15 (video re-rating) (182m uncut) (2010) | UK:15 (extended cut: 178m) (2008) | UK:18 (video rating: extended version DVD audio commentary 171m) (2004) | UK:18 (video rating: feature and trailer, extended version 174m) (2004) | UK:18 (video rating: 156m) (1999) (2003) | UK:18 (video rating: 155m) (1986) | USA:Approved (PCA #21628) (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | USA:TV-14 (cable rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (1989) | USA:M (re-rating) (1969) | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating) | West Germany:16 (nf) (re-rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The three principal actors are the only ones who speak actual English in the film: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, with the exceptions of Al Mulock (the one-armed man) and John Bartha (the sheriff). Everyone else in the film is really speaking their native language, mostly Italian and Spanish, and was later dubbed into English.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Before the final gunfight, as Tuco is standing in the circle, he lowers his hand to the level of his pistol. His hand was already there in a previous shot.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Stevens:You're... from Baker... Tell Baker that I told him all that I know already. Tell him I want to live in peace, understand? That it's no use to go on tormenting me! I know nothing at all about that case of coins. Now that gold has disappeared, but if he'd listened, we could have avoided this altogether. I went to the Army court; there were no witnesses. They couldn't uncover any more. I can't tell Baker what happened to the money; go back and tell him that!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Orgazmo (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Story Of A SoldierSee more »

FAQ

Who wrote the famous whistling tune?
Was Angel Eyes really a Union officer when Blondie and Tuco are captured?
How near the end of the film, when Blondie is with Angel Eyes and his gang, does he realise that Tuco is nearby. He says the line "Every gun makes its own tune..."
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201 out of 246 people found the following review useful.
The King of Cool, 21 August 2006
Author: dr_foreman from Brooklyn, NY

On a partial first viewing, I didn't like "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." I thought it was a slow, tedious story about a bunch of unpleasant jerk characters involved in a bog-standard conflict over money. It all seemed very macho and self-consciously cool, and it had obviously inspired all the overrated macho directors I don't like in my own generation - Tarantino, for example, and Robert Rodriguez. In short, I was unimpressed.

Years later, I gave the film a second shot, watching it all the way through this time. I loved it. What had changed?

For one thing, I took more notice of the technical side of the film. I paid attention to Leone's famous use of close-ups, his selection of memorable character actors, and his wonderful scene-setting. I admired the detailed sets and the sweeping landscapes, the props and the costumes and all those weird, wonderful faces that Leone clearly loved to photograph.

I also got hooked by some of the quieter moments that I had skipped over in my first viewing. One of the most effective scenes involves Eli Wallach's character, Tuco, quarreling with his brother when they meet after they've been apart for years. Their argument is great, emotionally charged stuff, made all the more effective by the suggestion that they really do love and care about each other. It's the kind of sensitive, human scene you never get to see in a Tarantino or Rodriguez movie.

Before I get too fuzzy-wuzzy, I should also like to point out that, on my second viewing, I LOVED all the action, too. Every gunfight is great, in its own way, and they're all a bit different. The greatest of them all is, of course, the final confrontation between the trio, which is accompanied by some of the most rousing music I've ever heard in a film. And hey, there's even a huge Civil War battle to provide a change of pace from all the small-scale action.

Ultimately, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is probably just a potboiler of a film, without too much to say about, for example, the human condition. But what a potboiler! It doesn't have to try to be cool - it simply IS cool. In fact, it probably defined heroic coolness for an entire generation. Eli Wallach's performance, Leone's direction and Morricone's music alone are enough to elevate it to classic status - and the fact that everything else in the movie is great, too, helps elevate it to the level of perhaps the greatest action film ever made.

And to think, I missed all that the first time through...

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