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A Bullet for Sandoval (1969)
"Los desesperados" (original title)

 -  Western  -  May 1970 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Don Pedro Sandoval
George Hilton ...
John Warner
Annabella Incontrera ...
Rosa
Alberto de Mendoza ...
Lucky
Leo Anchóriz ...
Monk
Gustavo Rojo ...
Guadalupano
Manuel de Blas
Manuel Miranda ...
Francisco
José Manuel Martín ...
Cross-Eyed Guy
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Sam
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Andrea Aureli ...
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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Western

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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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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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References The Wild Bunch (1969) See more »

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A Bullet For Sandoval
24 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is in my top 20 list of the best spaghetti westerns. Ernest Borgnine was great for his only contribution towards the genre as Don Sandoval who blames the death of his daughter(Rosa) at the hands of John Warner (George Hilton) who wanted to marry Rosa but was not allowed due to the jealousy of Don Sandoval. Rosa dies giving birth to there child a boy who dies due to Sandoval's rage and jealousy and as well as the towns people's lack of help due the child being from a town having cholera. This last act makes warner turn outlaw punishing everyone who did not help. It is a great little story of revenge and hate that makes one of Hilton's best spaghetti roles ever. The ending is one of my favorites. A real comparison to the ending of "The Wild Bunch". The music was good and the acting and character profiles of the Warner gang was fabulous.


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