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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

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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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Trivia

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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Superior Italian Western
12 September 2005 | by (Eureka, CA) – See all my reviews

Superior Italian Western, recently released in England as a Region 2 DVD. Lee Van Cleef stars as one of those ubiquitous bounty hunters with questionable ethics and impossibly accurate gunplay seeking reward money. He teams up with a former partner named Banjo (William Berger – he plays a banjo, which tends to speak for him much as Charles Bronson's harmonica does in ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST), a local bandit (Pedro Sanchez) and the latter's gymnastic friend Alleycat (Bruno Ukmar) to appropriate a cavalry fortune already stolen by corrupt townsfolk. The storyline meanders through a number of betrayals and allegiance shifts until all is conveniently wrapped up, in somewhat GOOD BAD & UGLY fashion. Van Cleef is excellent, as always, as is Sanchez and the supremely gorgeous Linda Veras as Berger's girlfriend, but rest of the cast is mediocre (especially the overly made-up Franco Ressel as the lead corrupt townfolk). Marcello Giombini fashions a superior musical score which is available on CD. Director Frank Kramer (Gianfranco Parolini) is adequate but unoutstanding, his directorial style fairly uninspired in this film – he went on to direct Van Cleef in a number of other enjoyable Italian Westerns.


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