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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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Loco
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Martin
Carlo D'Angelo ...
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Remo De Angelis
Mirella Pamphili ...
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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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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

According to "Once Upon a Time in the Italian West" by Howard Hughes, Silence's distinctive rapid-firing pistol is the 1896 7,63 mm Mauser Broomhandle. See more »

Goofs

Various spelling mistakes in the title cards. See more »

Quotes

Tigrero, a.k.a. Loco: Now say "good-bye" to your husband. Always respect the dead. Now pack your husband in the snow. That'll keep him fresh till I collect his bounty. So don't you bury him, you hear? What times we live in. Blacks worth as much as a white man.
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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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