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Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire (1968)

When outlaw Clay McCord learns the Governor of New Mexico has offered an amnesty to all who apply for it at the town of Tuscosa, he is intrigued but suspicious. He circles the vicinity, ... See full summary »

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Clay McCord
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Tuscosa Marshal Roy W. Colby
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Enzo Fiermonte ...
Dr. Chase
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'Cheap' Charlie
Franco Lantieri ...
Deputy Marshal Butler
Giampiero Albertini ...
Fred Duskin (Clay's partner)
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Krant (boss of Escondido)
Nicoletta Machiavelli ...
Laurinda (as Nicoletta Rangoni Machiavelli)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fortunato Arena
Franco Balducci
Silla Bettini
Spartaco Conversi
Gino Marturano
Rosa Palomar ...
Ruby (as Rosita Palomar)
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When outlaw Clay McCord learns the Governor of New Mexico has offered an amnesty to all who apply for it at the town of Tuscosa, he is intrigued but suspicious. He circles the vicinity, weighing the offer and encountering other outlaws, all the while troubled by occasional "spells" resembling the epileptic fits which plagued his father. Eventually McCord reaches Tuscosa where he clashes with the local marshal, Roy Colby. The Governor then arrives and tries to calm the situation, knowing that if McCord asks for amnesty, other outlaws will follow. Events lead to a shoot-out with McCord, Colby, and the Governor on one side while a band of outlaws comprise the other. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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1 May 1968 (USA)  »

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Amnesty as a Licence to Kill
24 February 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This Spaghetti Western uses three American lead actors which takes away a little of the typical spaghetti aura. The plot is about an amnesty that the governor of New Mexico gives to all willing criminals to provide them a chance to start a new life. Usually this kind of opportunity is limited to past events but in this film it seems more like a licence to kill because even new crimes (like e.g. threatening the governor) are forgiven. The story is an endless chain of killings where nearly every character has only the purpose to deliver more carcasses. Only the few leads have stamina. Clay McCord is haunted by nightmares related to a childhood event where unsurprisingly he killed a lot of people. In the middle of the everlasting mayhem this kind of reflections lack credibility. Compared with similar films like e.g. BANDIDOS none of the characters in this film was likable for me.

Apart of the weak content which targets certain customers this film is well shot, sets are somewhat detailed and the acting is average.

4 / 10.


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