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Director:
Writers:
Arduino Maiuri (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
April 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Fate brought them together. Greed made them inseparable, and violence made them Companeros!
Plot:
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)
 (From SoundOnSight. 14 July 2013, 2:16 PM, PDT)

Serious Scores: Ennio Morricone's "Companeros"
 (From Cinematical. 18 April 2010, 11:02 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Brilliant! Corbucci's Finest? See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Franco Nero ... Yodlaf Peterson

Tomas Milian ... El Vasco

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 ... John's Henchman
Jesús Fernández ... Xantista
Claudio Scarchilli
Lorenzo Robledo ... Captain Jim
Giovanni Petti ... Border Officer
Gérard Tichy ... Lieutenant
Gianni Pulone (as Giovanni Pulone)

Jack Palance ... John
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rafael Albaicín ... Mongo Henchman (uncredited)
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)
José Luis Lizalde ... Cantina Barman (uncredited)
José Marco ... Fort Yuma Corporal (uncredited)
Antonio Padilla ... Mongo Henchman (uncredited)
Joaquín Parra ... Patrol Lieutenant (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)
Ferruccio Amendola .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Gianfranco Bellini .... voice dubbing: Lorenzo Robledo (uncredited)
Laura Betti .... voice dubbing: Karin Schubert (uncredited)
Roberto Chevalier .... voice dubbing: Jesús Fernández (uncredited)
Gualtiero De Angelis .... voice dubbing: Fernando Rey (uncredited)
Arturo Dominici .... voice dubbing: Gérard Tichy (uncredited)
Michele Gammino .... voice dubbing: Josè Canalejas (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani .... voice dubbing: Franco Nero (uncredited)
Flaminia Jandolo .... voice dubbing: Iris Berben (uncredited)
Glauco Onorato .... voice dubbing: Álvaro de Luna (uncredited)
Bruno Persa .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Alessandro Sperli .... voice dubbing (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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Runtime:
118 min | Spain:110 min | Germany:115 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When El Vasco (Tomas Milian) tear open the blouse of Lola (Iris Berben) to reveal her breasts, the tan lines from a Bikini are clearly visible.See more »
Quotes:
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:
Featured in The Spaghetti West (2005) (V)See more »

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28 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant! Corbucci's Finest?, 20 March 2004
Author: Indio500 from London

This is one of the most beautiful westerns you will ever see. It's a true masterpiece and arguably Corbucci's finest.

Sergio Leone will always be the name everyone associates with spaghetti westerns but Sergio Corbucci's contribution to the genre deserves great recognition. People usually always mention Django and The Great Silence when talking about Corbucci's westerns but Companeros is perhaps his best work.

Companeros is a much lighter film than the aforementioned. Like most Corbucci westerns there is a political undertone to the film and the plot revolves around the Mexican revolution (similar to A Professional Gun which Corbucci directed 2 years earlier). Che Guevara look-a-like Thomas Milian is superb as the comical revolutionary Vasco and Corbucci regular Franco Nero is excellent as his ultra-cool Swedish mercenary partner. Add to the mix a marijuana-smoking psychopath played by Jack Palance and you have one explosive concoction of a western. Pulling all this together is another masterful score by the legendary Ennio Morricone. I guarantee you will still be singing the theme tune a week later!

I rate this as one of the best Westerns of all time. It's a really fun film and an absolute must for fans of the Spaghetti genre.

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