Django (1966)

Unrated  |   |  Western  |  December 1966 (USA)
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A coffin-dragging gunfighter and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter struggle between two feuding factions - a Klan of Southern racists and a band of Mexican rebels.



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A band of Mexican gun-runners employed by a revolutionary general lure an American mercenary into joining their gang, unaware that he is targeting their general.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Klaus Kinski, Martine Beswick


Complete credited cast:
José Bódalo ...
Gen. Hugo Rodriguez (as José Bodalo)
Ángel Álvarez ...
Nathaniel the Bartender (as Angel Alvarez)
Brother Jonathan (as Jimmy Douglas)
Simón Arriaga ...
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ...
Klan Member (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Remo De Angelis ...
Ricardo (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 ...


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 <>

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Django. An audacious man of action, capable of a tender, hopeless love which could only last a day... But a day which was worth all eternity. See more »




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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)


$25,097 (USA) (1 February 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The graphic violent content of the film led the film to be banned in several countries, and it was rejected by the UK until 1993. It was not rated in the USA. See more »


When Django partakes in the robbery of the Mexican Army outpost alongside Hugo and his men, he is at one point shown to fire eight bullets from his six-round revolver without reloading. See more »


[last lines]
Maj. Jackson: [threatens Django with his weapon] Start praying if you like, I don't mind. It's a smart thing to do when you know that death is coming for you. Oh, haven't you got your burial suit with you? We'll have to leave you to the vultures. So now begin your prayer... I can't hear you!
Django: Can you hear this?
[shoots Major Jackson and his gang]
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Referenced in Django Unchained (2012) See more »


Django (theme)
Lyrics by Franco Migliacci (as Migliacci) and Robert Mellin (uncredited)
Composed by Luis Bacalov (as Enriquez)
Conducted by Bruno Nicolai (uncredited)
Performed by Rocky Roberts
Published by General Music [it]
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Django at Gundown
25 October 2003 | by (Clarksville, IN) – See all my reviews

This is an awsome Spaghetti Western. This is the original that launched over 70 imitation and non-direct sequels. This film was also the inspiration for Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi and Desperado. The end shootout in the graveyard is amazing. Also, the feeling of the wind swept mud ridden streets is ever present. I respect anti-heroes of film more than the prefect hero. Django is just as cold if not colder and more relentless than the opponents he takes on and out. The coffin is a great original touch. Also check out THE sequel Django Strikes Again (with Franco Nero) and one of the best Django homage sequels Kill, Django Kill starring Thomas Milian (released by Blue Underground Entertainment). This movie gets two colt winchesters up!!!!

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