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A Bullet for Sandoval (1969)

Los desesperados (original title)
PG-13 | | Western | May 1970 (USA)
A soldier deserts his outfit the night before a major battle, after receiving an urgent message. He heads across the border to Mexico to marry his pregnant girlfriend before she gives birth... See full summary »

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John Warner
Annabella Incontrera ...
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Gustavo Rojo ...
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Manuel de Blas
Manuel Miranda ...
Francisco
José Manuel Martín ...
Cross-Eyed Guy
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Sam
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Morton
Luis Barboo
Charly Bravo
José Guardiola
Andrés Mejuto
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A soldier deserts his outfit the night before a major battle, after receiving an urgent message. He heads across the border to Mexico to marry his pregnant girlfriend before she gives birth. Her father had forbidden their marriage, but the soldier is determined. Circumstances turn the soldier into an outlaw who vows vengeance on everyone involved. Written by ms_sunshine

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A gritty story of seething hatred and thrilling adventure.

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Rated PG-13 for western violence | See all certifications »
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May 1970 (USA)  »

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ESP 35,610,393 (Spain)
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2.35 : 1
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Sometimes it is falsely claimed the movie was co-directed by Lucio Fulci, but this is not true. Actor George Hilton has stated so in many interviews. See more »

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One of the best spaghettis..
19 September 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews



Anybody who is into spaghettis should watch this film. The plot is about a woman that dies after giving birth to the son of her lover (George Hilton), a soldier away on duty. The father of the woman (Ernest Borgnine), hates Hilton and blames him for her death. The hatred the men have for eachother consumes them both and they spend the film stalking eachother, until they finally settle the account at the end, with one of the best and climatic endings I have ever seen in any movie.

For a start, the acting in this spag, is better than 90% of the spags I have seen. The atmosphere is dripping with a sense of fate and destiny...a sort of weird nihilism between the two men. The cinematography is gorgeous and the film moves from scene to scene very smoothly...making it easy to watch.

The ending is an unusual one for a spaghetti. Its simply brilliant.


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