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Vengeance Is My Forgiveness (1968)

La vendetta è il mio perdono (original title)
When Sheriff Durango's fiancée and her family are robbed and killed by four masked men, Durango sets out to identify and punish the killers.

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Sheriff Durango
Erika Blanc ...
Joana
Piero Lulli ...
John Kildare
Mimmo Palmara ...
Jack Owen
Daniele Vargas ...
Doctor Frank Decker
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Fred Mulligan
Dada Gallotti ...
Lucy, Mulligan Fiancee
Alfredo Rizzo ...
Peter, Piano Player
Solveyg D'Assunta ...
Durango's Mother
Marcello Bonini Olas ...
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Ugo Sasso ...
James McLaine
Bernardo B. Solitari
Franco Pasquetto ...
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In a small western town, the local sheriff is looking forward to his upcoming marriage to young Lucy McLaine. The sheriff's old flame Joana, who owns a saloon, is disappointed by sheriff Durango's choice to marry Lucy but wishes him luck. Durango is in town shopping for a nice wedding dress for Lucy. Lucy's parents have sold their big cattle herd for a large sum of money in order to provide Lucy with a nice dowry. The news of the cattle sale doesn't go unnoticed in the community. As a result, four masked armed riders show up at the McLaine farm demanding the money meant to be Lucy's dowry. When Lucy's parents refuse to fork over the hidden cash, the masked robbers get rough with Lucy and they shoot the farm foreman in the arm. Fearful for Lucy's safety, her mother offers to show the bandits where the cash is hidden inside the house. Unfortunately, Lucy's father unmasks one of the robbers and recognizes him. Unwilling to leave witnesses behind, the robbers kill every member of the ... Written by nufs68

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Revenge is the driving force in Shotgun. It's action packed and wilder than the wild bunch.

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Underdone Pasta!
30 August 2006 | by (Santa Rosa, California, USA) – See all my reviews

There is something missing from this 1969 Italian oater. Tab Hunter is pretty good as Durango, an ex-sheriff whose dreams of marriage are shattered when his fiancé and her family are massacred during a robbery. His hunting down and killing the perpetrators should be more fun than it is; the film seems claustrophobic, as much of the action takes place in confined areas, including a warehouse for the final showdown. Erica Blanc is fine as Joanne, Durango's former girlfriend who owns a saloon (!) but she sings snatches of a terrible song at least twice. Either she's saddled with a terrible voice or her dubber is, for the monotone lyrics are cut away from as soon as possible. The great Peiro Lulli turns up as a villain, and other familiar faces fill the screen. The music is suitably spaghetti, with the blaring trumpets and guitar chords, but Hunter, a fine rider, looks ridiculous on the small horse he's given to ride early on, and the sexual hi-jinx late in the film seem juvenile and out of place. Overall, a film that MST3K would have had a blast mocking. Serious students of the genre will find much to enjoy here, but others beware!


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