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Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

M  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, War  |  16 June 1970 (USA)
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Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.

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Manolo Fábregas ...
Colonel Beltran (as Manolo Fabregas)
Alberto Morin ...
General LeClaire
Armando Silvestre ...
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John Kelly ...
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Enrique Lucero ...
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Juan (as David Estuardo)
Ada Carrasco ...
Juan's Mother
Pancho Córdova ...
Juan's Father (as Poncho Cordoba)
José Chávez ...
Horacio (as Jose Chavez)
Pedro Galván ...
(as Pedro Galvan)
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ...
(as Jose Angel Espinosa)
Aurora Muñoz
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Set in Mexico, a nun called Sara is rescued from three cowboys by Hogan, who is on his way to do some reconnaissance, for a future mission to capture a French fort. The French are chasing Sara, but not for the reasons she tells Hogan, so he decides to help her in return for information about the fort defences. Inevitably the two become good friends but Sara has a secret.. Written by Rob Hartill

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CLINT EASTWOOD...the deadliest man alive...takes on a whole army with two guns and a fistful of dynamite!


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Dos mulas para la hermana Sara  »

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The Finnish title of the film is "Kourallinen dynamiittia", which translates into English as "Fistful of Dynamite". This is actually the alternative English title of dollar-trilogy director Sergio Leone's film Duck, You Sucker (1971). See more »

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"Sister" Sara clearly has used modern mascara, and eye liner. See more »

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[first lines]
One of Sara's molesters: Look at that! Look at it!
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Clint at his best
29 April 2005 | by (BC) – See all my reviews

Sure, he's in the shadow here of his more famous Leone westerns, but this vehicle, amiably directed by Don Siegel and aided by a quirky Ennio Morricone score, is an entertaining little spaghetti western knockoff shot on location in Mexico. Story-wise, it's an old west Heaven Knows Mr. Allison with a comic twist, and with an offbeat nemesis in the French Army. The humorous chemistry between Eastwood's Hogan and MacLaine's Sara at times clicks so well it's hard to believe they reportedly didn't get along very well during production. Though when it comes to Shirley MacLaine nothing really surprises me.

As far as Eastwood's post Spaghetti movies, he's rarely been in better form than this. Essentially continuing his man with no name persona, he gets far more dialogue this time around which fleshes out his character and makes him a little more three dimensional. It's a nice change of pace from the Leone westerns to hear Clint spout a few humorous lines and have the odd hilarious facial expression in between his trademark squinting and snarling and cigar chomping.

Disciples of Leone's trilogy may never warm up to an admittedly hammier Clint in this, but as Clint's Hollywood westerns go, this is a fun and well made duster. Shouldn't be missed.


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