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14 April 1969 (Sweden) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

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

Directed by
Nando Cicero 
 
Writing credits
Jaime Jesús Balcázar  story and
Jaime Jesús Balcázar  screenplay

Original Music by
Carlos Pes 
 
Cinematography by
Francisco Marín 
 
Film Editing by
Renato Cinquini 
 
Production Design by
Juan Alberto Soler 
 
Set Decoration by
Luciano Spadoni 
 
Costume Design by
Tigano Lo Faro 
Luciano Spadoni 
 
Makeup Department
Vittorio Biseo .... makeup artist
Hipólita López .... hair stylist
 
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
 
Sound Department
Pietro Vesperini .... sound recordist
Pietro Vesperini .... sound engineer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe D'Amato .... camera operator (as Aristide Massaccesi)
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 Pai Rocco .... script supervisor
Manolo Rubio .... production assistant
 

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Also Known As:
"Due volte Giuda" - Italy (original title)
"Shoot Twice" - USA (video title)
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92 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
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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