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The Bastard (1968)

I bastardi (original title)
Jason and Adam are brothers who specialize in jewel heists. Jason is betrayed by Adam, who steals his girlfriend, and has him beaten and left for dead. A female doctor nurses him back to health, and he sets about planning his revenge.

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Martha
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Jason
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Adam
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Karen
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Barbara
Serge Marquand ...
Jimmy
Umberto Raho ...
Doctor
Carl Cik ...
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Detlef Uhle ...
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Hans Thorner ...
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Paola Natale ...
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Mirella Pamphili ...
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Lorenzo Robledo
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Jason and Adam are brothers who specialize in jewel heists. Jason is betrayed by Adam, who steals his girlfriend, and has him beaten and left for dead. A female doctor nurses him back to health, and he sets about planning his revenge.

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Sons of Satan - living by the rule of the gun! See more »

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Joan Crawford was originally going to play the lead role, but dropped out due to disagreements over the script. See more »

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References Pal Joey (1957) See more »

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Ameri-Retro-Cool Shock or Italian Shlock?
17 August 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Is this film a guilty pleasure? A departure from 60's predictable Hollywood style, there was something strange and hard to place about this film until its Italian roots became apparent. Life on the run is so good for badboy Jason in the earlier part of the film that you know something is going to go terribly wrong. The devastating diva female characters are stunning - a Madonna, whore, and mother (alcoholic middle-aged ex-model) triangle of 60's tigresses between which the attractive but somewhat one-dimensional male lead is trapped. Jason is a mere male, and the opportunity of new love from an angelic saviour is passed in for his compulsory trajectory of revenge. Martha, the mother, is drunk half the time and steal the scenes with her unpredictable manic mood swings around her twisted pride in her criminal sons. The fast cars, luxury homes, nightclub scene of go-go-dancing, the country and western idylls and American dream scenery provide a colourful backdrop and make a trip back to 1968 all the sweeter.


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