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Face to Face (1967)

Faccia a faccia (original title)
R | | Western | 1976 (USA)
A history professor has a chance meeting with an infamous outlaw and eventually assumes leadership of his gang, commanding it with efficient, educated ruthlessness.

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Cast

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Jolanda Modio ...
Maria
Gianni Rizzo ...
Williams
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Cattle Annie
Ángel del Pozo ...
Maximilian de Winton (as Angel Del Pozo)
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Zachary Shawn (as Aldo Sanbrell)
Nello Pazzafini ...
Vance
José Torres ...
Aaron Chase
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Cathy - Fletcher's Mistress
Antonio Casas ...
Leading Citizen of Puerto del Fuego
Frank Braña ...
Jason
Guy Heron ...
Sheriff at de Winton Estate
Rossella D'Aquino ...
Sally - Hotel Maid
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Storyline

History Professor Brad Fletcher heads west for his health, but falls in with Soloman Bennett's outlaw gang. Fascinated by their way of life, Fletcher finally takes over the gang, leading with a new 'efficient' ruthlessness. Written by Tom Seldon <elpuro@msn.com>

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A Spaghetti Western of two dying men's transposition of conscience, one a professor and the other a notorious bandit. See more »

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Trivia

Charlie Siringo really existed and did what the character in the film does. He worked as an agent for Pinkerton. See more »

Goofs

Colt Single Action Army Revolvers (Peacemakers), and self-contained cartridges are used. Both did not make an appearance until after the Civil War, where the film takes place. See more »

Quotes

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Professor Brett Fletcher: I've an announcement to make, and I find it... very painful. I'm unable to... continue this history course. But as you perhaps know, it's not a matter of my own volition. However, the study of history can be suspended... and resumed at any point. Because, though all men must die in time, other men will make history live. And each man can choose his own part in history. We've been forced to choose: when the war between the States declared that we were either Union loyalists or ...
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Referenced in The Spaghetti West (2005) See more »

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Among the top 10 Italo Westerns
28 March 2015 | by (Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

There are few Italian westerns that have more satisfaction for the viewer in my mind than 'Faccia a Faccia' does, Intelligent, fluid characterizations with shifting moral sands, there is nothing typical or predictable about this film. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Morricone's soundtrack is one of his best as well.

Volante & Milan both are excellent but it's really Volante's character arc that drives the narrative & he is top notch in every respect. Highly recommended film that should be on every serious spaghetti western film fan's top 10 list IMO. It's a fairly complex film for the genre & challenges the viewer on many levels. Intelligent film making within the confines of the genre. Don't miss it!


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