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Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968)
"Preparati la bara!" (original title)

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A mysterious gunfighter named Django is employed by a local crooked political boss as a hangman to execute innocent locals framed by the boss, who wants their land. What the boss doesn't ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Horst Frank ...
David Barry
George Eastman ...
Lucas
José Torres ...
Garcia
Pinuccio Ardia ...
Orazio
Guido Lollobrigida ...
Jonathan Abbott (as Lee Burton)
Barbara Simon ...
Mercedes
Spartaco Conversi ...
Another one of the Hanged
Luciano Rossi ...
One of the Hanged (as Edward G. Ross)
Gianni Brezza ...
Alvarez
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ...
Pat O'Connor (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Andrea Scotti ...
Lucas Henchman
Roberto Simmi ...
Wallace
Franco Balducci ...
Sheriff
Adriana Giuffrè ...
Barry's Wife
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A mysterious gunfighter named Django is employed by a local crooked political boss as a hangman to execute innocent locals framed by the boss, who wants their land. What the boss doesn't know is that Django isn't hanging the men at all, just making it look like he is, and using the men he saves from the gallows to build up his own "gang" in order to take revenge on the boss, who, with Django's former best friend, caused the death of his wife years before. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Following the success of the Bud Spencer/Terence Hill Italo western comedies in Germany this film was re-released as a re-dubbed comedy version in the late 1970s. Therefore it was heavily cut to 82 minutes and changed in plot. Django (now renamed to Joe) even mentions "the big" a few times referring to several characters of Bud Spencer in other movies. See more »

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Lucas is wearing a coat with a modern plastic button on its back. See more »

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Not fit to clean Django's boots
18 December 2005 | by (St. Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Slow, boring and visually dead, this stinker doesn't come close to the original. The reason isn't mysterious: the director Ferdinando Baldi was no Sergio Corbucci.

An assistant of the great Leone, Corbucci was a poet of ugliness. His mud-soaked towns, leering hookers, sadistic racists, and unforgettable image of Franco Nero dragging his coffin through it all made Django (1966) a high point in the genre. This was the western without Hollywood's vigorous airbrushing: Django an anti-hero shooting holes in the Klan and unsavory allies alike, his penitential coffin hauled through the muck of a corrupt post-Civil War society.

Baldi is just a hack trying his best. Operating with no budget and rather less of a script, he turns in something like a bad, overlong TV episode. You get the watchable Terrence Hill, but few will want to suffer the bland cinematography and craptacular pace.


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