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Director:
Writer:
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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Poor script, good action 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 Delgado (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 Fernández de 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)

Did You Know?

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: Throughout the film, Chris changes from wearing 2 guns to wearing just one at the end.See more »
Quotes:
Vin:I heard you were riding shotgun for the Overland Stage.
Chris:I was. My doctor told me to quit. For my health.
Vin:Why?
Chris:Too much lead in the air.
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What are the differences between the European DVD versions and the uncut version?
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Poor script, good action, 10 February 2002
Author: rmahaney4 from isla de la muerte

In some ways, it almost seems unfair to compare a sequel to the original, that we should judge it on it's own merits. However, usually the only reason we are watching a sequel is because of the original, so my review consists primarily in comparison.

The most interesting thing about Return is how hard the makers tried to make it like the original. They were largely successful. Burt Kennedy's direction is good and recreates the visual feel of the original. Of course, Bernstein's score highlights the film. The story, different in particulars, is goes through essentially the same stages: armed men attack the village, the call for help, the gathering of the seven, traveling to the village, defying the villain, the first attack beaten off, a pause where we get to know the characters and their motivations better, the final attack. The only difference is that the villagers do not 'betray' their protectors, as in the Magnificent Seven. A character even sneaks into the enemy camp in much the same fashion as in the earlier movie.

The real weakness of the sequel is the script. Along with the excellent acting and music, the dialogue in the first film was very well written and something of a departure from earlier westerns. It was terse, oftentimes funny, filled with meaning. In Return the delivery and the tone is the same, but the words spoken so solemnly are utterly commonplace and with no humor. Robert Fuller would have been a good replacement for McQueen, but the character is written completely differently and is far less interesting.

The acting, also, is inferior to the first film.

Another problem with the film is the portrayal of the peasants. They are a not characters, as in The Magnificent Seven, but a mass. This film is solely about the 7 Americans riding to the rescue to the rescue of defenseless peasants and at times seems to have a pro-intervention (pro-Vietnam?) political subtext that the in first film, which was a translation of Seven Samurai to the New World, was either absent or more subtle.

All this said and out of the way, film has lots of action, a good score, and Yul Brynner, who is always fun to watch in a western whether it is The Magnificent Seven or Adios, Sabata. Fans of westerns and action films will probably find it entertaining.

Familiar face Emilio Fernandez, who played Lorca, acted in over 70 films, starting in Mexico, and wrote and directed many of them. The relationship between his character, his dead sons, and Chris could have made a very compelling film. Unfortunately it was not expanded on.

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