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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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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 | cowboy | gang | rescue | 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 title Django is a reference to the renowned jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, who had a crippled hand. Viewers at the time would have been aware of this allusion. 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

[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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Connections

Referenced in Long Ranger and Tonton: Shooting Stars of the West (1989) 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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Mystical central figure
31 March 1999 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

At least in Europe, this other spaghetti western variation of Kurosawa's Yojimbo was probably even more influential than the film that created the genre, A Fistful of Dollars, with countless imitations, rip-offs, sequels, remakes. The title hero is again very different from traditional Western heroes, but this time he is a much more mystical (almost religious) figure than even the man with no name, and the places he goes to are even dirtier and more desperate and downtrodden than any place we would find in a Leone Western.

The impressive opening sequence shows Django dragging a coffin behind him through a muddy and featureless landscape, accompanied by Bacalov's title song (not Morricone, for a change), heading for his first battle. The coffin, his dark coat, and the mystique around him make him appear like an angel of death, invoking associations with the Red Death character in Roger Corman's Masque of the Red Death. Django is not quite as untouchable and supernatural, but the body count in his trace is comparable.


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