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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Professor Brad Fletcher (as Gian Maria Volonté)
Jolanda Modio ...
Gianni Rizzo ...
Cattle Annie
Ángel del Pozo ...
Maximilian de Winton (as Angel Del Pozo)
Zachary Shawn (as Aldo Sanbrell)
Nello Pazzafini ...
José Torres ...
Aaron Chase
Cathy - Fletcher's Mistress
Antonio Casas ...
Leading Citizen of Puerto del Fuego
Frank Braña ...
Guy Heron ...
Sheriff at de Winton Estate
Rossella D'Aquino ...
Sally - Hotel Maid


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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Two great actors as two unforgettable characters, face to face in a shattering Western that has enthralled audiences. See more »




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1976 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Tomas Milian has expressed that Beauregard Bennet is not one of the best characters he has portrayed, as he believes that he did not have as much material to work with as Gian Maria Volontè. See more »


A barrel marked "BEER" in Purgatory City has its markings printed backwards. See more »


[first lines]
Professor Brad 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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Crazy Credits

Carlo Simi is given a "sets and costumes" credit on Italian prints, while English prints credit him as the "art director". See more »


Referenced in The Spaghetti West (2005) See more »

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Dobblegangers, fate, the seductive nature of power & violence.
9 November 2001 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

This is a great western, one of the finest of the spaghetti-genre which has some political overtones. Everyone knows about the Eastwood/Leone movies but this is just the tip of the iceberg, there were hundreds of spaghetti westerns made & this is one of the best. Through a combination of illness & circumstance a mild mannered teacher is introduced to the world of bandit Solomon Beauregard Bennet. Gradually the two men begin to influence each other - for better & for worse - with the teacher becoming more vicious an outlaw than Solomon ever was. Solomon on the other hand begins to see another way of life & the folly of his criminal past.The transformation between the two characters is really interesting & believable, this coupled with some great western scenes, a score by Ennio Morricone, some familiar spaghetti western actors (including the excellent Tomas Milian) & an explosive finale make this a western to rival anything that the more well known Leone offered.

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