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The Great Silence (1968)
"Il grande silenzio" (original title)

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A mute gunslinger faces off against a gang of bounty hunters in the great blizzard of 1899, and a grim, tense struggle unfolds.

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Tigrero / Loco
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Sheriff Burnett
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Pollicut
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Pauline
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Martin, Pollicut's Assistant
Carlo D'Angelo ...
Governor
Marisa Merlini ...
Regina
Maria Mizar
Marisa Sally
Raf Baldassarre ...
One-Eyed Bounty Hunter
Spartaco Conversi ...
Walter, Leader of the Outlaws
Remo De Angelis
Mirella Pamphili ...
Saloon Girl
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Bounty killers led by Loco prey on outlaws hiding out in the snowbound Nevada mountains. After Pauline's husband becomes Loco's latest victim, she hires a gunman for revenge; Silence, mute since his throat was cut as a child Written by Tom Seldon <elpuro@msn.com>

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19 November 1968 (Italy)  »

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(Westrex Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jean-Louis Trintignant had agreed to do the film in order to help out the producer, who was a friend of his. See more »

Goofs

Various spelling mistakes in the title cards. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Burnett: Hey, you. That's no way to transport the dead. Against regulations. I'm Gideon Burnett, the new sheriff of Snow Hill.
Tigrero, a.k.a. Loco: I gathered, from your star. I thought you sold horse meat. But with that on, you look more like a sheriff who sells horse meat.
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One of the best, most cynical westerns of the sixties
11 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Exciting, gory Italian produced western with Kinski as the sadistic bounty hunter who kills with no discretion. Lots of body mutilation (typical in Corbucci films), interracial sex, and other taboo subjects. With a high quality of actors and nice photography. Corbucci also scored with "Django", but this film is better.


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