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Django (1966)

 -  Western  -  December 1966 (USA)
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A coffin-dragging gunslinger enters a town caught between two feuding factions, the KKK and a gang of Mexican Bandits. That man is Django, and he is caught up in a struggle against both parties.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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José Bódalo ...
Gen. Hugo Rodriguez (as José Bodalo)
Loredana Nusciak ...
Ángel Álvarez ...
Nathaniel the Bartender (as Angel Alvarez)
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Brother Jonathan (as Jimmy Douglas)
Simón Arriaga ...
Miguel
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ...
Klan Member (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Remo De Angelis ...
Mexican Officer (as Erik Schippers)
Rafael Albaicín ...
Member of Hugo's Gang (as Raphael Albaicin)
José Canalejas ...
Member of Hugo's Gang (as José Canalecas)
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Maj. Jackson
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Storyline

In the opening scene a lone man walks, behind him he drags a coffin. That man is Django. He rescues a woman from bandits and, later, arrives in a town ravaged by the same bandits. The scene for confrontation is set. But why does he drag that coffin everywhere and who, or what, is in it? Written by Michael Lawn <mlawn@attmail.com>

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bandit | coffin | gang | rescue | cowboy | See more »

Taglines:

Django, have you always been alone? Django, you must face another day. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

December 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jango  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,150 (USA) (21 December 2012)

Gross:

$25,097 (USA) (1 February 2013)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The Major's men wear red scarves over their faces to hide the fact that because so many extras were otherwise employed on other pictures in the area at the time they were left with only the 'ugliest' ones, who were deemed not menacing enough. See more »

Goofs

When Django first brings out the machine gun and it begins firing, his fingers are nowhere near the trigger mechanism (the gun was probably activated electronically by the special effects crew). See more »

Quotes

Django: You can clean up the mess, but don't touch my coffin.
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Featured in The Spaghetti West (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Django
(theme)
Lyrics by Franco Migliacci (as Migliacci)
Composed by Luis Bacalov (as Enriquez)
Performed by Rocky Roberts
Published by General Music [it]
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Paint your wagon....RED WITH BLOOD!
11 July 2005 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Sergio Corbucci's "Django", as well as his "The Great Silence" are two massively underrated spaghetti-westerns that co-founded the genre, along with Sergio Leone's Dollars-trilogy. Okay, this no "Once Upon a Time in the West" when it comes to atmosphere or plotting, but it is a magnificently mounted action ride with an utterly cool lead hero and an enormous body count. "Django" remained banned in several countries for a long time because of its explicit, comic-book like violence, and you'll see that this wasn't without reason, as the bad guys get slaughtered by the dozen in a good old-fashioned gunslinger way. The movie opens terrifically, with a sleazy title song and vicious images of a lonely cowboy wandering through the Southern wastelands with a coffin in tow. The man is Django and his coffin contains whatever he requires to fulfill his difficult goal: single-handedly finishing the war between the racist Major Jackson and Mexican bandidos by annihilating them all. Corbucci implements a straightforward, no-nonsense filming style with some great visuals and very creative camera angles. There are some ingenious aspects (Django's act of vengeance with molested hands) as well as some delicious clichés moments (wrestling prostitutes, extended bar fight sequences...). This film may not be a very intellectual form of entertainment, but it sure is fun and produced with a certain degree of class.

Followed by a numberless amount of sequels, rip-offs and wannabes that are hardly worth purchasing. Stick to the original and have a blast!


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