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The Big Gundown (1966)
"La resa dei conti" (original title)

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Unofficial lawman John Corbett hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Luisa Rivelli ...
Lizzie, prostitute of Willow Creek City
Fernando Sancho ...
Capt. Segura
Nieves Navarro ...
Roberto Camardiel ...
Jellicol, sheriff of San Antonio (as Robert Camardiel)
Tom Felleghy ...
Father of Chet Miller
Walter Barnes ...
Brokston
Gérard Herter ...
Pietro Ceccarelli ...
Jack (as Lanfranco Ceccarelli)
María Granada ...
Rosita, Cuchillo's wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Calisto Calisti ...
Mr. Linch, Brokston's secretary
Antonio Molino Rojo ...
Widow's ranchero (as Molino Rojo)
José Torres ...
Paco Molinas
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Storyline

Jonathan Corbett is a gunman so brave to have eliminated all the bandits of Texas. For this he is proposed for the candidacy to the Senate of the United States. In exchange he has only to support the construction of one railway line. Only after he accepts does he come to know that the Mexican Cuchillo has raped and killed a 12 year old girl. Corbett leaves on a long manhunt during which he gets to know his adversary better and discovers a variation on the crime for which the accused Cuchillo may not be as guilty as he first thought. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia, translated by Philip-12

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Mr Ugly Comes To Town! See more »

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Release Date:

29 November 1966 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

La resa dei conti  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Cuchillo Sanchez: By yourself, you couldn't catch a limping snail!
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Connections

Followed by Run, Man, Run (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Run, Man, Run
Music by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Audrey Nohra
Performed by Maria Cristina Brancucci (as Christy)
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A FINE TASTE OF SPAGHETTI.
19 February 2000 | by (CARDIFF,WALES) – See all my reviews

Sergio Sollima's gripping and operatic spaghetti western is one of the greatest in this under-rated sub genre.Lee Van Cleef was never better than here as Jonathan Corbett,a legendary gunfighter and would be congressman who is hired to track down a child murderer.His pursuit of this man played with panache by Thomas Milian is plagued by doubts that maybe this is not the man he should be chasing;these doubts are well realised and lead to the final big gundown that gives the film its title.The music by Ennio Morricone is rousing and memorable and gives this exciting film its own identity.This is a tale of rugged men who live by rugged codes in a rugged country.Get rugged and join Van Cleef in his relentless mission.


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