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Sabata (1969)
"Ehi amico... c'è Sabata, hai chiuso!" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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William Berger ...
Banjo
Ignazio Spalla ...
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, Stengle Henchman (as Spanny Convery)
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Nichols (as Charles Tamblyn)
Luciano Pigozzi ...
False Father Brown (as Alan Collins)
Marco Zuanelli ...
Sharky, Gunman Hired by Stengle
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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Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for western violence and some sexual situations | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

16 September 1969 (Italy)  »

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Box Office

Gross:

SEK 851,285 (Sweden)
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2.35 : 1
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Body count: 75. See more »

Goofs

The fake gunfight was supposed to happen at sunrise, but according to the shadows, it was clearly within a couple hours of noon, the sun was overhead and casting a shadow only a few feet long. See more »

Quotes

Banjo: [Sees Carrincha reaching to scratch his head, which is actually a stealthy attempt to grab his hidden knife] Carrincha... leave your fleas alone.
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Excellent entertainment and as always, Lee Van Cleef is magnificent.
11 July 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Except for one character (Alley Cat, the jumping Indian) and a few bits of dialogue, this film was excellent. Unlike some of the Spaghetti Westerns, it kept true to the tongue-in-cheek nature of the genre while still presenting a gritty, violent story. I particularly like the portrayal of Banjo's relationship with Jane, which accurately compares and contrasts the mercenary sides of men and women.

Lee Van Cleef was, as always, always, always, excellent. Magnificent. How could Hollywood have ever neglected such a wonderful actor? Even when merely walking around a room, he commanded complete attention and gives insight into the character. William Berger couldn't have been better as Banjo. Indeed, he played the 'I'll take any side as long as I can get lots of money out of it' type of character much better than Clint Eastwood did.

The dialogue goes on a bit in a few places but other than that, works very well. The music is not exceptional, but the main theme is catchy and for all its 'pop music' somehow fits the film.


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