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Larry Cohen (written by)
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Release Date:
19 October 1966 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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(8 articles)
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Magnificent Seven Remake Penned by Nic Pizzolatto
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Those Farmers Have More Trouble 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)

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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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
Yul Brynner insisted he would only make this film if Steve McQueen was not involved. McQueen felt the plot was too absurd and for this, and other reasons, was not interested anyway.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Manuel kills the bull but in the wide angle shot that follows, the body is nowhere to be seen in the pen.See more »
Quotes:
Colbee:How did I know she was married? Women aren't like cattle. They ain't got a brand on their hip to let you know when you're driving another man's stock.See more »

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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Those Farmers Have More Trouble, 9 September 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Do you remember how the first Magnificent Seven ended? Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen rode off after polishing off Eli Wallach and his group of bandits. Horst Bucholtz as Chico stayed in the village and married a girl from there. The other four also stayed in six by four graves.

Flash forward now to the present. One day another group of bandits sweep down on the village, they take Chico and the rest of the men as workers on a little project. They've taken the men from two other villages as well.

The call is sent out for help again. Yul Brynner and Robert Fuller in Steve McQueen's role recruit four others and ride back to where they fought that battle many years earlier.

Instead of the eminently practical Eli Wallach whose interest in these poor villages was for supplies during the winter for his gang. This time we're dealing with a fanatic played Emilio Fernandez who Yul Brynner has had dealings with before. He's got all these peasants working as slave labors to rebuild a church as a monument to his two dead sons. The man's trolley has definitely slipped his tracks.

I guess I miss Eli Wallach from the original. I found Fernandez's character to be just too off the mark for me. I can't believe his own men are standing for what he wants.

Just as Steve McQueen came from western television so does his replacement Robert Fuller, fresh from the Laramie series. Fuller is competent enough, but does not have McQueen's charisma by a stretch. Too bad they couldn't get Steve McQueen to repeat his role.

The other four of the new Seven are Jordan Christopher, Claude Akins, Warren Oates, and Rudolfo Acosta. All of them fill roles that we've come to expect of them. Julian Mateos takes Horst Bucholtz's part, a more mature Chico to be sure.

You could not have done this film without that wonderful Elmer Bernstein theme again. What I can't understand is why his score was nominated again as there was nothing original in it.

Return of the Seven is a decent enough remake, but it ain't a patch on the original.

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