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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
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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)
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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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Western

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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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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

Stengel: [Believing he's got Sabata beat] Before you die, you should know that those men with superior talents... and consequently with superior powers... always have one last card to play.
Sabata: You know, Stengel, I wouldn't bet a dollar on that last card.
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Connections

Followed by È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Ehi Amico C'e' Sabata (Main Title)
Music composed by Marcello Giombini
Vocals performed by Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni (uncredited)
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Original Sabata film is the best
30 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Good, exciting western action film. Some originality that's surprising -- i.e. very good acrobats. "Banjo" is obviously Johnny Guitar, but it's still refreshing to see in an Italian western. Van Cleef is brutal and excellent as Sabata, a bounty hunter on the make, and the story is pleasingly ironic, humorous, and without sentimentality or moralizing. Pleasing fun for fans of the genre.


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