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Return of the Seven (1966)

 -  Western  -  19 October 1966 (USA)
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Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the town that they (The Seven) helped. One day someone comes and takes most of the men prisoner. His wife seeks out ... See full summary »

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Vin
Julián Mateos ...
Chico (as Julian Mateos)
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Frank
Elisa Montés ...
Petra (as Elisa Montes)
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Lorca (as Emilio Fernandez)
Virgilio Teixeira ...
Luis (as Virgilio Texeira)
Rodolfo Acosta ...
Lopez (as Rudy Acosta)
Jordan Christopher ...
Manuel
Gracita Sacromonte ...
Flamenco Dancer
Carlos Casaravilla ...
First Peon
Ricardo Palacios ...
Jailer
Felisa Jiminez ...
Female Prisoner (as Felisa Jimenez)
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Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the town that they (The Seven) helped. One day someone comes and takes most of the men prisoner. His wife seeks out Chris, the leader of The Seven for help. Chris also meets Vin another member of The Seven. They find four other men and they go to help Chico. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Between the law and the lawless - SEVEN again... MAGNIFICENT again!

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19 October 1966 (USA)  »

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ESP 66,105,394 (Spain)
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Vin: I came after you so that you'd know there was a price on your head.
Chris: How much?
Vin: Five hundred.
Chris: Dollars?
Vin: Pesos.
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It Can't Ride With 'The Magnificent Seven'
18 August 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

One of my all-time favourite music scores is Elmer Bernstein's thrilling theme from 'The Magnificent Seven'. I was practically dancing in my seat when I got to hear it again during the opening sequence in 'Return Of The Seven', the first of 3 sequels to John Sturges' classic western. My enthusiasm was short-lived. Bernstein and star Yul Brynner are the only major players to return for this 1966 rehashing of the first picture. Their work is solid---even though they just do the same things they did in Sturges' film---but writer Larry Cohen and director Burt Kennedy don't have any new ideas of their own.

It's impossible to replace actors like Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, James Coburn, and Charles Bronson with Warren Oates, Fernando Rey and a slew of unknowns, but that must have been the best they could do. It's just as foolish to remake the remake (let's not forget that 'Magnificent' was a redo of Kurosawa's 'The Seven Samurai'). A completely different story might have worked better. Since only 3 of the original 7 survived---and neither McQueen or Horst Buchholz return as Vin or Chico)---you can't help noticing that the B team is just not good enough to match what the A team did with Brynner in 1960.

So brace yourself as Chris Adams (Brynner) and company ride into battle against Mexican bandits all over again. This time they've got to save Chico and the other male villagers they saved years before. Same result? Not telling, but there are 1 or 2 fun moments along the way. Any excuse to hear Bernstein's music is a good excuse, especially when the movie is on free TV. All the same, I think I'll skip the other sequels. 'Return Of The Seven' isn't horsepoo, but it's certainly not worthy of riding with 'The Magnificent Seven' either.


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