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Director:
Writers:
Budd Boetticher (story)
Albert Maltz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 June 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
CLINT EASTWOOD...the deadliest man alive...takes on a whole army with two guns and a fistful of dynamite!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A very engaging time-passer,....but what about the two mules,....what two mules are they talking about, exactly?! See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shirley MacLaine ... Sara

Clint Eastwood ... Hogan
Manolo Fábregas ... Colonel Beltran (as Manolo Fabregas)
Alberto Morin ... General LeClaire
Armando Silvestre ... 1st American
John Kelly ... 2nd American
Enrique Lucero ... 3rd American

David Povall ... 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

Xavier Marc
Hortensia Santoveña (as Hortensia Santovena)
Rosa Furman
José Torvay (as Jose Torvay)
Margarito Luna
Javier Masse

Directed by
Don Siegel 
 
Writing credits
Budd Boetticher (story)

Albert Maltz (screenplay)

Produced by
Carroll Case .... producer
Martin Rackin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Figueroa (director of photography)
Robert Surtees (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Robert F. Shugrue 
 
Art Direction by
José Rodríguez Granada  (as Jose Rodriguez Granada)
 
Set Decoration by
Pablo Galván  (as Pablo Galvan)
 
Makeup Department
Evelina Casas .... hair stylist
Margarita Ortega .... makeup artist
Frank Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William Davidson .... unit production manager
Alfonso Sánchez Tello .... unit production manager (as Alfonso Sanchez Tello)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
René Cardona .... second unit director (as Rene Cardona)
Joseph C. Cavalier .... assistant director (as Joe Cavalier)
Joseph C. Cavalier .... second unit director (as Joe Cavalier)
Manuel Muñoz .... assistant director (as Manuel Munoz)
 
Sound Department
Jesús González Gancy .... sound (as Jesus Gonzalez Gancy)
Ronald Pierce .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Frank Brendel .... special effects
León Ortega .... special effects (as Leon Ortega)
 
Stunts
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gabriel Torres .... second unit cameraman
Bruce Surtees .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carlos Chávez .... costumes (as Carlos Chavez)
Helen Colvig .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Juan José Marino .... film editor: Mexico (as Juan Jose Marino)
Arnold Baker .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Salvador Gutiérrez .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Leon Charles .... dialogue coach
Humberto Gurza .... animal wrangler (uncredited)
Miguel Gurza .... animal wrangler (uncredited)
'Chema' Hernandez .... livestock coordinator: Mexico (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
116 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (1970) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) (1993) (2002) | USA:GP | USA:M (original rating) (Approved No. 22115) | USA:PG (re-rating) | West Germany:16 (nf)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: "Sister" Sara clearly has used modern mascara, and eye liner.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
One of Sara's molesters:Look at that! Look at it!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Video Violence 2 (1987) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sam HallSee more »

FAQ

Wasn't dynamite invented in 1867?
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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
A very engaging time-passer,....but what about the two mules,....what two mules are they talking about, exactly?!, 17 August 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This film is a nice change of pace for a Clint Eastwood Western. While in some ways Clint's character isn't that much different from some of his previous cowboys (he's great with a gun and is motivated by greed....until the end...just like in FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE), the chemistry of adding Shirley MacLaine really changes the film. Together, they create an engaging, though not exactly believable pair. However, despite being tough to believe, the film is so much fun and written and acted so well, that you really don't mind.

The film itself was made in Mexico with many Mexican actors. This, combined with a somewhat restrained score by Ennio Morricone, make this movie look in many ways like a "Spaghetti Western", though it was financed and directed by Americans. For these reasons, the film is like a bridge from Eastwood's earlier westerns to his more recent ones.

About the only negative about the film other than how difficult it was to believe the plot at times, was that the "secret" about MacLaine's character didn't seem like that big of a surprise,...yet the supremely smart and savvy Eastwood had no idea! THIS was the hardest part to believe! However, the film is still great fun and well worth seeing. My wife, who hates westerns, actually watched it with me and enjoyed it so I guess this cowboy pic might have a wider audience than some westerns.

By the way, which mules, exactly, were they referring to?! This confusing title had me thinking that I must have missed something!

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Shirley McClaine is beautiful. GlutisBaximusInc
Sara, too convincing as a nun? mac4545
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Clint is a cross between... lolabrw
Sister Sara is deaf, deaf, deaf... zerodegreesk
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