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Return of the Magnificent Seven (1966)

Return of the Seven (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Western | 19 October 1966 (USA)
Three survivors of the initial Magnificent Seven outfit, Chico, Chris and Vin, recruit four new members in order to re-form the outfit and defend a few Mexican villages from attacks by vicious bandits.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julián Mateos ...
Chico (as Julian Mateos)
Elisa Montés ...
Petra (as Elisa Montes)
Lorca (as Emilio Fernandez)
Virgilio Teixeira ...
Luis Delgado (as Virgilio Texeira)
Lopez (as Rudy Acosta)
Jordan Christopher ...
Gracita Sacromonte ...
Flamenco Dancer
Carlos Casaravilla ...
First Peon
Ricardo Palacios ...
Felisa Jiminez ...
Female Prisoner (as Felisa Jimenez)


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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Release Date:

19 October 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Magnificent Seven  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Warren Oates contracted hepatitis B and dysentery while making this film. See more »


When they are leaving the courtyard on horseback after teaming up, you can see the camera rock from the truck it was on suddenly accelerating to keep up with them. Shortly after that, as they pass through an archway and turn right to leave town, you can see the shadow of the camera truck on the wall of a building as it stays with them as they're riding out of town. See more »


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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Referenced in Frasier: The Show Where Lilith Comes Back (1994) See more »

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"We got to stand along side of 'em so that someday they can stand alone".
19 December 2010 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

The original film was a childhood favourite, but it's easy-going follow-up "The Return" is nothing more than a disappointing excuse to cash on the original's success. It wasn't a rushed production; as it came out quite a few years later but this time around the story and performances were nothing short than thin and lacklustre. Director Burt Kennedy does his best with some professionally well mounted set-pieces and striking visual details (with the beautifully spacious cinematography making a mark), but cult filmmaker Larry Cohen's screenplay is a generically unengaged rehash (where again sacrifice and hardship comes to the forefront) but it simply lacks the charm and killer punch. At times too talky and sluggishly paced without really making the characters emotionally attachable, that when it comes down to the nitty, gritty it feels mechanically laboured and short-lived. There was more effort in throwing around coin bags, than in its action. Yul Brynner returns, decked in black bringing back that tight-lipped, hardened illustration, but it's just wasn't enough to carry it along. The hired help is mostly an unmemorable one-note bunch (Claude Atkins, Elisa Montés) other than Warren Oates' verbose, womanising character. Robert Fuller scarcely takes over the character that Steve McQueen portrayed. As for the villains, they are even less interesting and imposing. Also Fernando Rey shows up as a priest. Composer Elmer Bernstein contributes once more with his excellently rousing music score. Technically its soundly made, but direly uninspired writing and performances sink it.

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