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A Bullet for the General (1966)

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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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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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When the bullet turns red... the General will be dead! See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

[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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Heraclio Bernal
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Performed by Gian Maria Volontè
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watch as political film
23 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with the other viewers how wonderful this film is. However they seem to miss the real point of the film. Made in 1967 during the Vietnam war, this film is really a comment on US policies in the world. It is a classic of the genre of euro intellectual leftist anti imperial US films of the time, beautifully done. Damiano in his films obviously likes and respects Americans, just not the imperial thing.

Regardless of your politics it is important to see this film for what it is really is. For an old lefty like me I kept thinking "where was this film in the early 70's when I was in college". I would have loved it then, as much as I loved seeing it now, almost 30 years after it birth.


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