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Companeros (1970)

Vamos a matar, compañeros (original title)
A Swedish arms dealer and a Mexican peon team up to rescue the intellectual leader of the Revolutionary cause, while taking part in numerous misadventures along the way.

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Cast

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John
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Prof. Xantos
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Lola
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Gen. Mongo (as Francisco Bódalo)
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Colonel (as Edoardo Fajardo)
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Zaira
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Tourneur (as Luigi Pernice)
Álvaro de Luna ...
John's Henchman
Jesús Fernández ...
Xantista
Claudio Scarchilli
Lorenzo Robledo ...
Captain Jim
Giovanni Petti ...
Border Officer
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Lieutenant
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Storyline

Arms dealer Yolaf Peterson aims to make a sale to guerilla Mongo, but the money is locked in a bank safe, the combination known only to Professor Xantos, a prisoner of the Americans. Yolaf agrees to free Xantos, accompanied by reluctant guerilla Basco, but a former business partner of Yolaf's- John 'The Wooden Hand', has other ideas. Written by Tom Seldon <elpuro@msn.com>

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Fate brought them together. Greed made them inseparable, and violence made them Companeros!

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Action | Comedy | Western

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Release Date:

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the beginning, the one who voted against Porfirio Díaz is called Ricardo Huerta, the same name of an assistant director in the film. See more »

Goofs

When El Vasco (Tomas Milian) grabs the glass-covered oil lamp to light up a covered wagon, you can see in the short closeup, that the lamp has no glass around the open fire. See more »

Quotes

Yolof Peterson: Excuse me, but your mother is a prostitute, your father is a crook, and your grandfather is a man with a very broad buttocks.
Mexican: What?
Yolof Peterson: Allow me to explain. Your mother is a whore, your father is a damn thief, and your grandfather is a notorious fag.
[Yolof punches out the Mexican]
Yolof Peterson: I generously spared your sister...
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Referenced in Sholay (1975) See more »

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A classic Italian western
17 October 1998 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

Wonderfully extravagant political western with a lovely Morricone score. A classic of this particular sub-genre, and perhaps Corbucci's finest with Il Grande Silenzio.


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