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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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It Can't Ride With 'The Magnificent Seven' 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:
Although this film revisits the village from the first movie, it was shot in Spain, not Mexico. Among the many reasons were the difficulties that occurred between the American filmmakers and the Mexican crew and government censors during the shooting of the first film.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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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
It Can't Ride With 'The Magnificent Seven', 18 August 2004
Author: Ryan Ellis from Toronto, Canada

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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