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Dig Your Grave Friend... Sabata's Coming (1971)

Abre tu fosa amigo... llega Sabata (original title)
Steve McGowan returns from the Civil War, finds his father has been killed by a greedy landowner. MdGowan vows revenge. In the process, he falls in love with the landowner's fiancée.

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(as John Wood)

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(screenplay) (as Steve McCoy), (story) (as Steve McCoy) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harrison ...
Steve McGowan
Fernando Sancho ...
León Pompero
Raf Baldassarre ...
Alejandro Ulloa ...
Miller
Gaspar 'Indio' González ...
Todd (as Indio González)
Luis Induni ...
Sheriff
Gustavo Re ...
George McGowan
Tania Alvarado ...
Helen
Fernando Rubio ...
Miguel
Francisco Jarque ...
Cochero (as Jarque Zurbano)
Tomás Torres ...
Tatum
Luis Oar ...
Tendero
Juan Fernández ...
Telegrafista
Carlos Ronda ...
Viajero
Joaquín Blanco ...
Murdy
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Steve McGowan returns from the Civil War, finds his father has been killed by a greedy landowner. MdGowan vows revenge. In the process, he falls in love with the landowner's fiancée.

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Release Date:

2 April 1971 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Dig Your Grave Friend... Sabata's Coming  »

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ESP 24,677,052 (Spain)
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Trivia

Richard Harrison appears in four bare-chest scenes, including a bondage scene. Raf Baldassarre appears in two bare-chest scenes, including a bathtub scene. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff: [to Steve McGowan] You'll end up by dancing on the end of a rope.
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Okay spaghetti western
30 January 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

The spaghetti western character of Sabata wasn't ripped off as much as Django, but it did happen several times, this western being one of them. Although Sabata is named in the title, surprisingly he is not the central character of the movie - he's a supporting character. Also, he is made to be a villain, not a heroic character. Most of the movie is focused on the characters played by Richard Harrison and Fernando Sancho. The two actors have some good chemistry together, and also manage to deliver a considerable amount of light comic relief, which is welcome. There is a significant problem with the movie, and that is that the middle section of the movie moves at a crawl, with little done to advance the story. But if you are patient, the movie ends up being an okay spaghetti western.


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