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Sabata (1969)

Ehi amico... c'è Sabata. Hai chiuso! (original title)
PG-13 | | Western | 16 September 1969 (Italy)
Several pillars of society have robbed an Army safe containing $100,000 so they can buy the land upon which the coming railroad will be built. But they haven't reckoned on the presence of ... See full summary »

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Banjo
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Carrincha (as Pedro Sanchez)
Aldo Canti ...
Indio (as Nick Jordan)
Franco Ressel ...
Stengel
Antonio Gradoli ...
Ferguson (as Anthony Gradwell)
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Jane
Claudio Undari ...
Oswald, Stengel Henchman (as Robert Hundar)
Gianni Rizzo ...
Judge O'Hara
Spartaco Conversi ...
Slim, Stengel Henchman (as Spanny Convery)
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Nichols (as Charles Tamblyn)
Luciano Pigozzi ...
False Father Brown (as Alan Collins)
Marco Zuanelli ...
Sharky, Gunman Hired by Stengel
Franco Marletta ...
Captain
Andrea Aureli ...
Daniel (as Andrew Ray)
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Several pillars of society have robbed an Army safe containing $100,000 so they can buy the land upon which the coming railroad will be built. But they haven't reckoned on the presence of the master gunslinger, Sabata. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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The man with gunsight eyes comes to kill!

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Rated PG-13 for western violence and some sexual situations | See all certifications »
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Body count: 75. See more »

Goofs

After Sabata returns the safe, the colonel instructs a lieutenant to "see about his money". The officer who approaches to determine the reward is a captain. See more »

Quotes

Sharky, Gunman Hired by Stengle: Hey! Sabata!
[Pulls pistol, steps forward]
Sharky, Gunman Hired by Stengle: When I stop laughin', you're dead.
[Begins laughing]
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Belongs to the Cream of the Genre
15 October 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Lee van Cleef is Sabata, yet another one of those bounty hunters and mavericks who populate the genre. During the story Sabata however interacts with people from all social classes which makes this spaghetti-western one of the most social ones. Specific to the Sabata series are the many special weapons which are not only used by Sabata himself but also by his evil opponents. Added to the rivalry of good Sabata and bad Stengel there is a third party competitor called Banjo (William Berger) who mostly helps Sabata but also wants more than his share of the bounty. Mr. Maltin (from the Guide) obviously hasn't seen this film well. Despite playing a high stake Sabata is not a gambler. This Western is fun.

Regarding the score the main theme is one of those tunes that catch you and don't give up soon. Cinematography is stylish, often with dark bluish foregrounds and natural-source(?) yellow-lighted backgrounds.

8 / 10.


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