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Companeros (1970) More at IMDbPro »Vamos a matar, compañeros (original title)

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Release Date:
April 1972 (USA) See more »
Fate brought them together. Greed made them inseparable, and violence made them Companeros!
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Review: Companeros (Blu-ray)
 (From DailyDead. 5 November 2014, 6:11 AM, PST)

Director & Actor Teams: The Overlooked & Underrated (Part 2 of 2)
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Serious Scores: Ennio Morricone's "Companeros"
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  (in credits order)

Franco Nero ... Yodlaf Peterson

Tomas Milian ... El Vasco

Jack Palance ... John

Fernando Rey ... Prof. Xantos

Iris Berben ... Lola
José Bódalo ... Gen. Mongo (as Francisco Bódalo)
Eduardo Fajardo ... Colonel (as Edoardo Fajardo)
Karin Schubert ... Zaira

Gino Pernice ... Tourneur (as Luigi Pernice)
Álvaro de Luna ... Pistolero
Jesús Fernández ... Xantista
Claudio Scarchilli
Lorenzo Robledo ... Captain Jim
Giovanni Petrucci (as Giovanni Petti)
Gérard Tichy ... Lieutenant
Gianni Pulone (as Giovanni Pulone)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simón Arriaga ... Mongo Henchman (uncredited)
José Canalejas ... Mongo Henchman (uncredited)
Ramón Fernández Tejela ... Xantista (uncredited)
Tito García ... Pepito Tigrero (uncredited)
Víctor Israel ... Rosenbloom Henchman with Brown Suit (uncredited)
Vicente Roca ... Rosenbloom Henchman with Tropical Hat (uncredited)

Directed by
Sergio Corbucci 
Writing credits
Arduino Maiuri (screenplay) (as Dino Maiuri) and
Massimo De Rita (screenplay) and
Fritz Ebert (screenplay) and
Sergio Corbucci (screenplay)

Sergio Corbucci (idea)

José Frade  dialogue (uncredited)

Produced by
Antonio Morelli .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Alejandro Ulloa 
Film Editing by
Eugenio Alabiso 
Production Design by
Adolfo Cofiño 
Costume Design by
Jürgen Henze 
Makeup Department
Giuseppe Capogrosso .... makeup artist
Production Management
Maria Alabasio .... unit manager
Enrique Bellot .... unit manager
Norberto Soliño .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sabatino Ciuffini .... assistant director
Ricardo Huertas .... assistant director
Manfred R. Köhler .... assistant director (as Manfred Köhler)
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... dubbing engineer
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Italo Cameracanna .... sound effects editor
Antonio Forrest .... sound engineer
Jesse Mestas .... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Giovanni Bergamini .... camera operator
Ruggero Radicchi .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Osanna Guardini .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Giuseppe Romano .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bruno Nicolai .... conductor
Other crew
Lamberto Andreani .... production coordinator
Francisco Bellot .... production coordinator (as Paco Bellot)
Carlo Alighiero .... voice dubbing: Eduardo Fajardo (uncredited)
Gianfranco Bellini .... voice dubbing: Lorenzo Robledo (uncredited)
Laura Betti .... voice dubbing: Karin Schubert (uncredited)
Gualtiero De Angelis .... voice dubbing: Fernando Rey (uncredited)
Arturo Dominici .... voice dubbing: Gérard Tichy (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani .... voice dubbing: Franco Nero (uncredited)
Flaminia Jandolo .... voice dubbing: Iris Berben (uncredited)
Glauco Onorato .... voice dubbing: Álvaro de Luna (uncredited)
Enzo Tarascio .... voice dubbing: José Bódalo (uncredited)
Sergio Tedesco .... voice dubbing: Jack Palance (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vamos a matar, compañeros" - Italy (original title)
"Compañeros" - International (English title) (imdb display title), USA (DVD title)
"Compañeros!" - USA (poster title)
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118 min | Spain:110 min | Germany:115 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2005) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1971) | Norway:16 (1970) | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1995) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf)

Did You Know?

At one point, Tomas Milian is seen dragging a coffin out of a graveyard. This is a reference to Sergio Corbucci and Franco Nero's previous collaboration Django (1966) in which the title character drags a coffin behind him.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Yolof Peterson:If you ever come to Sweden, I'll let you meet my sister.
El Vasco:[singing] Beautiful eyes, just like the sky... just like your sister, huh?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)See more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Comparing "Companeros"..., 7 March 2002
Author: Samoan Bob from Menifee, California

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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