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Larry Cohen (written by)
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Release Date:
19 October 1966 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Between the law and the lawless - SEVEN again... MAGNIFICENT again!
Plot:
Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the town that they (The Seven) helped... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
(8 articles)
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Magnificent Seven Remake Penned by Nic Pizzolatto
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The downward spiral begins See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Yul Brynner ... Chris

Robert Fuller ... Vin
Julián Mateos ... Chico (as Julian Mateos)

Warren Oates ... Colbee

Claude Akins ... Frank
Elisa Montés ... Petra (as Elisa Montes)

Fernando Rey ... Priest

Emilio Fernández ... 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)
Pedro Bermúdez ... Boy (as Pedro Bermudez)
Francisco Antón ... Matador
Moisés Menéndez ... Second Peon (as Moises Menendez)
Héctor Quiroga ... Third Peon (as Hector Quiroga)
José González Talavera ... Fourth Peon (as Jose Talavera)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Román Ariznavarreta ... Torero (uncredited)
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Directed by
Burt Kennedy 
 
Writing credits
Larry Cohen (written by)

Produced by
Robert Goodstein .... associate producer
Ted Richmond .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Vogel (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bert Bates 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Art Direction by
José Algueró  (as Jóse Alguero)
 
Makeup Department
José María Sánchez .... makeup artist (as Jóse Maria Sanchez)
 
Production Management
Eduardo García Maroto .... production manager (as Eduardo Maroto)
Allen K. Wood .... production supervisor
Tadeo Villalba .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José López Rodero .... first assistant director (as Jóse Lopez Rodero)
 
Art Department
Francisco Alarcón .... construction foreman (as Francisco F. Alarcon)
Antonio Mateos .... set director
Julián Mateos .... property (as Julian Mateos)
 
Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... sound editor
Wally Milner .... sound
J.B. Smith .... sound
Harry Fairbairn .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Richard Parker .... special effects (as Dick Parker)
 
Stunts
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Catching .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy N. Sickner .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alejandro de la Fuente .... gaffer (as Alejandro De La Fuente)
Jose Dotu .... grip (as Jóse Dotu)
Ricardo Navarrete .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eric Seelig .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Ted Sebern .... music editor
 
Other crew
Eduardo García .... Spanish dialogue (as Eduardo Garcia)
Lucie Lichtig .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Return of the Magnificent Seven" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
In the first film, the final line from Harry (before he dies) to Chris is 'Well I'll be damned' and Chris' reply is 'Maybe you won't be'. In this film the last line from Chris to Vin (before they leave the village) is 'Well I'll be damned' and Vin says 'I doubt that. I doubt that very much'.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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.See more »
Quotes:
Chris:I'm not a religious man, Father, but I'll tell you this: they need you... more now than ever.
Priest:I've failed them.
Chris:You failed yourself. You got knocked down. Get up, Father... at least as far as your knees!
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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
The downward spiral begins, 27 July 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

A friend of Chris is living peacefully in a small village. One day all the men are kidnapped and Chico's wife comes to Chris for help. Chris puts together a group of men and rides to rescue the villagers. They find that the men have been kidnapped and are being used as slaves to build a village church.

Basically, following any classic film is very difficult. This does it by rehashing the basic elements as best they can without copying it letter for letter. This time the quest of the seven (well, six for most of it) is a bit more noble but it is essentially the same. We even have Chris talking down the merits of his job as well as the farmers claiming they are cowards etc. just like the first film.

However that fresh feel of fun and style the first film had is worn thin here. The action is less exciting and are just like any other western. Whereas the first film had a mix of sweeping grandness as well as a sense of fun – this has both but in lesser quantities. The dialogue is OK and has some nice lines but it'll never match that used in the first film. The outcome is obvious and no real surprise.

The characters are less well defined. In the first movie all of the seven had a presence – mainly due to them all trying to outdo Brynner (watch McQueen – very few lines but he is always doing something in the background). Here most of them are nameless and you would struggle to name more than three, they all seem happy to let Brynner be the star – only Fuller and Oates really stick in the memory. Even the bad guy is poor – before he was an oppressor without care or reason, here he is a slave trader but he also has a history that gives him a sympathetic edge – but do you want that in a bad guy?

Overall this is an OK western but when you match it up with the original film then you automatically put it in a huge shadow that it can't get out of. As a sequel the flaws just scream off the screen because you know how much better it was last time round.

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