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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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Prof. Xantos
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Lola
José Bódalo ...
Gen. Mongo (as Francisco Bódalo)
Eduardo Fajardo ...
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
Gérard Tichy ...
Lieutenant
Gianni Pulone ...
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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:

April 1972 (USA)  »

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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: Your friend is right, compañero. When you're about to die, don't ask so many questions.
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Connections

Referenced in The Spaghetti West (2005) See more »

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Comparing "Companeros"...
7 March 2002 | by (Menifee, California) – See all my reviews

Get ready for a run-on... A Spaghetti Western set in the Mexican Revolution about a foreign mercenary played by Franco Nero who makes an uneasy alliance with a Mexican bandito who unwittingly becomes a revolutionary while simultaneously falling in love with a freedom-fighter chick who is really hot, all while being tracked by an eccentric villain played by Jack Palance...directed by Sergio Corbucci, with a score by Ennio Morricone and a few machine gun massacres and at least one scene where someone is buried up to his neck while horses are about to trample on his head. Ummm...haven't I seen this before? Oh yeah, it was called "The Mercenary" and stands as one of the best Spaghetti Westerns of all time. "Companeros", on the other hand, is an entertaining piece chock full of humor and action (although, like the two protagonists, the alliance between humor and action is not always a smooth one). The pacing could use some work and there wasn't enough nudity (ok, I'm joking on the last one...could have used more nudity though)

Where was I? Oh yeah, "Companeros" is bad-ass fun with one of the greatest shootouts of all time (Nero + Machine Gun = Bad-assery at its best). Wow, what a terrible review.


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