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

PG-13  |   |  Western  |  16 September 1969 (Italy)
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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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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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Rated PG-13 for western violence and some sexual situations | See all certifications »
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16 September 1969 (Italy)  »

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

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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 »

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Carrincha: [Said to Banjo, after he and Sabata had an armed confrontation] Hey, amigo! That's Sabata... and you lost, eh?
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a great spaghetti western
5 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most wonderfully cartoonish and over-the-top spaghetti westerns ever.

The great Lee Van Cleef plays Sabata, the bounty hunter who has more tricks than Bugs Bunny. Van Cleef was born to be in spaghetti westerns. Nobody plays these roles better. He is to spaghetti westerns what Bela Lugosi is to Dracula. He is as great as ever in this movie. William Berger is superb also in the role of Banjo, the cool, laid-back, and deadly musician. He and Sabata have a similar on-again-off-again "partnership" to the one that Blondie and Tuco share in "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." Franco Ressel is perfect as the weird over-the-top villain, "Stengel."

The music score is excellent, especially the title tune, which is one of my favorite spaghetti western theme songs. I also really like the use of the organ in the score. It's a nice touch.

All spaghetti western fans should have this movie. It's a classic of the genre.


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