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14 April 1969 (Sweden) See more »
Luke Barrett, having lost his memory due to an accident, does not realize that Dingus had killed his wife and brother to take possession of the Barretts' land and money. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Antonio Sabato ... Luke Barrett (as Antonio Sabãto)

Klaus Kinski ... Dingus / Victor Barrett
José Calvo ... Russel (as Pepe Calvo)
Franco Leo
Cristina Galbó ... Ragaza (as Cristina Galbo)
Linda Sini ... Madame
Narciso Ibáñez Menta ... Murphy (as Narciso Ibanez Menta)
Franco Beltramme ... Carson (as Franco Beltrame)
Damián Rabal ... Sheriff (as Damian Rabal)
Emma Baron ... Luke's Mother
Maite Matalonga ... Mac Calhoun's Daughter
Claudia Rivelli
Carlos Ronda ... Mac Calhoun
Gastone Pescucci
Gianni Pulone (as Giancarlo Pulone)
Antonietta Fiorito
Sergio De Vecchi
Pino Sciacqua (as Giuseppe Sciacqua)
Ettore Broschi (as Ettore Brosch)
Gaetano Scala
José Palomo ... Jonathan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ettore Bruson ... (uncredited)
Nino Nini ... (uncredited)
Milo Quesada ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Nando Cicero 
Writing credits
Jaime Jesús Balcázar  story (as Jaime Jesus Balcazar) and
Jaime Jesús Balcázar  screenplay (as Jaime Jesus Balcazar)

Original Music by
Carlos Pes 
Cinematography by
Francisco Marín (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Renato Cinquini 
Production Design by
Juan Alberto Soler 
Set Decoration by
Luciano Spadoni 
Costume Design by
Luciano Spadoni (costumes)
Makeup Department
Vittorio Biseo .... makeup department head
Hipólita López .... hair dresser (as Hipolita Lopez)
Production Management
Antonio Girasante .... general manager
Luis Marin .... production manager
Lucio Zarini .... unit manager
Lucio Zarini .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Liana Ferri .... assistant director
Art Department
Luciano Spadoni .... decor
Sound Department
Pietro Vesperini .... sound engineer
Pietro Vesperini .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Enrico Catalucci .... director: optical effects: S. P. E. S. (as E. Catalucci)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe D'Amato .... camera operator (as Aristide Massacesi)
Francisco Marín Jr. .... assistant camera (as Francisco Marin Andreu)
Claudio Morabito .... camera operator
Angelo Pennoni .... still photographer
Eugenio Saluzzi .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giorgio Motto .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Carlo Marino .... assistant editor
Music Department
Roberto Pregadio .... conductor
Other crew
Maria Pia Rocco .... script supervisor
Manuel Rubio .... production assistant (as Manolo Rubio)
Manuel Rubio .... production secretary (as Manolo Rubio)

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Also Known As:
"Due volte Giuda" - Italy (original title)
"Shoot Twice" - USA (video title)
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92 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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A spaghetti western version of "Memento", 14 February 2009
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

In the great opening scene of this movie, a wounded man (Anthony Sabato) comes to among a pile of dead bodies and feasting vultures. He is suffering from amnesia, so he goes to the nearby town and ends up being hired by some greedy bankers to kill a man, who turns out to be his brother. He instead decides to join forces with his brother, but since the brother is apparently a local bully, willing to terrorize innocent homesteaders to keep them from selling out to the bank--and, more importantly, since he is played by sinister German actor Klaus Kinski--it's not clear he's necessarily the good guy in the conflict. The man then goes back to his family home to find his father and pregnant bride have been murdered, and that his mother has sunken into dementia. His brother's uncaring attitude to all this begins to make him even more suspicious.

This movie is kind of like the more recent art-house hit "Memento" (except that the character here is suffering from long-term amnesia instead of short-term memory loss). All the people he meets act mysterious at best, and at worst, seem to be trying to take advantage of him for their own purposes. And like with "Memento" the viewers are kept just as much in the dark as the protagonist. This is not nearly as good as "Memento", of course, and the final revelations are pretty seriously fumbled. Still it's not a bad movie. Sabato was one of those handsome but bland European actors (he kind of looks like a young Brando here), but he is better in this movie than in some of his other stuff I've seen. Kinski is always pretty good, but he suffers from being rather inappropriately dubbed into English. Women almost never have decent roles in these movies, but it's always nice to see the lovely Spanish actress Cristina Galbo (who headlined two classic Spanish horror movies, "La Residence" and "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie", and one of the classic Italian gialli "What Have you Done to Solange?") even if it is in a throwaway role like this.

This is available on one of those collections of public domain spaghetti westerns. It doesn't look great (like all public domain collections the presentation of the various films is pretty uneven), but it's still worth seeing

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