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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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Western

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Release Date:

29 November 1966 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

La resa dei conti  »

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(Westrex Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Jonathan Corbett: [after discovering that he has been tricked by Cuchillo into thinking he was bit by a snake] If you don't kill me right now... it'll be the last mistake you ever make.
Cuchillo Sanchez: But to kill you is a big mistake. If I kill you, they'll just send another man after me who's much smarter, MUCH.
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Referenced in Sodankylä ikuisesti: Elokuvan vuosisata (2010) 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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Fair movie, great score
18 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though Eli Wallach was "the Ugly" in Sergio Leone's epic 1968 western, and Lee Van Cleef was "the Bad," the labels were switched in the original trailer, and again on the poster for "The Big Gundown" which had its U.S. release later in the same year. I recall seeing it as the top half of a double feature (Dean Martin's first Matt Helm movie, "The Silencers," was in the second position) and though the movie was a better than average Italian western (and aside from Sergio Leone's contributions to the genre, all Italians westerns were average at best) what stood out, aside from Lee Van Cleef's always commanding presence, was another remarkable music score by the amazing Ennio Morricone that even included a rare vocal by Nina on "Run, Man, Run." The soundtrack, available at one time on the United Artists label, is worth tracking down, and the movie is also worth a look.


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