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A Bullet for the General (1966)
"Quién sabe?" (original title)

M  |   |  Western  |  September 1968 (USA)
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A band of Mexican gun-runners employed by a revolutionary general lure an American mercenary into joining their gang, unaware that he is targeting their general.

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Adelita
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Bill 'Niño' Tate
Jaime Fernández ...
General Elías (as Jaime Fernandez)
Andrea Checchi ...
Don Felipe
Spartaco Conversi ...
Cirillo
Joaquín Parra ...
Picaro
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Lt. Alvaro Ferreira
José Manuel Martín ...
Raimundo
Santiago Santos ...
Guapo
Valentino Macchi ...
Pedrito - Durango train engineer
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Storyline

El Chuncho's bandits rob arms from a train, intending to sell the weapons to Elias' revolutionaries. They are helped by one of the passengers, Bill Tate, and allow him to join them, unaware he is an assassin working for the Mexican government. Written by TOM SELDON <elpuro@msn.com>

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A Band of Killers Stalk the Countryside ... LOOTING ... KILLING ... LOVING ... Everything in Sight! See more »

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A Bullet for the General  »

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[last lines]
El Chuncho: [to a beggar he gave money to earlier] Don't buy bread with that money, hombre! Buy dynamite! Dynamite!
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Referenced in Love is Colder Than Death (1969) See more »

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Ya Me Voy
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Written by Luis Bacalov
Performed by Ramon Mereles
Courtesy of EMI General Music srl
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volanti on fire!
10 January 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

One of the most underrated spaghetti westerns of all time, easily in my top ten. Volanti and Klinski dominate this tale of greed, poverty, racism, rich vs poor, great action sequences and a genuine heart to match, volanti was only behind Eastwood, Van Cleef and Nero as the greatest spaghetti western star of all time! any die hard fan of the genre must have this movie in their collection! pure brilliance!. A great starting point for new fans as it blends all the elements of the genre, violence, redemption and revenge as well as one of the greatest performances from an Italian western actor he was taken from us too soon , long live Gian Marie Volanti!.


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