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Director:
Writers:
Sergio Corbucci (screenplay)
Sergio Corbucci (story)
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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:
Arms dealer Yolaf Peterson aims to make a sale to guerilla Mongo, but the money is locked in a bank safe... See more » | 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:
Another fun to watch Spaghetti Western!!! See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (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
Jesús Fernández
Claudio Scarchilli
Lorenzo Robledo ... Man Dancing with Zaira
Giovanni Petrucci (as Giovanni Petti)
Gérard Tichy ... Lieutenant
Gianni Pulone (as Giovanni Pulone)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ramón Fernández Tejela
Simón Arriaga ... Mongo Henchman (uncredited)
José Canalejas ... Mongo Henchman (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
(in alphabetical order)
Sergio Corbucci  screenplay
Sergio Corbucci  story
Massimo De Rita 
Fritz Ebert 
José Frade  dialogue
Arduino Maiuri  (as Dino Maiuri)

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)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vamos a matar, compañeros" - Italy (original 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 »
Sound Mix:
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:
Tomas Milian improvised the song about Franco Nero's blue eyes for the scene in which he cuts the rope while Nero is standing on a barrel.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in My Husband, the Producer (1974)See more »

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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Another fun to watch Spaghetti Western!!!, 19 October 2004
Author: astrofilms-1 from Hollywood California

Vamos a Matar Companeros! is an authentic, made in Italy, Spaghetti Western film classic and is a must see movie for anyone who wants to discover the very best of the Spaghetti Western film genre. This Western-Comedy film was directed by Sergio Corbucci, the number #2 Italian director of all time for Spaghetti Westerns, after of course Sergio Leone, for the entire Spaghetti Western genre, which is saying a lot because there were hundreds of films in that genre alone! This film is just plain fun and entertaining to watch! All the actors are charismatic, comical and professional. The all star cast in the film are Jack Palance, Franco Nero and Thomas Milian. The story is basically about the Mexican Revolution of 1910 where a mercenary (Nero) and rebels, lead by rebel leader (Milian), must rescue a idealist professor to lead the revolution who is held hostage in Texas. This film was made during the height of student protests to the Vietnam War in the late 1960's and early 1970's which may explain the political theme. There are many good scenes, too many to list here, but the best scenes and most surreal, in my opinion, are the ones with the pet falcon and the strange one wooden-handed and marijuana smoking villain (Palance).

The cinematography is beautifully filmed by cinematographer Alejandro Ulloa who also filmed other excellent Spaghetti Westerns. The music in the film is by the maestro of Spaghetti Western music and film music in general, Italian composer Ennio Morricone. Companeros includes a theme song and the beautiful classic acoustic and twangy electric guitar riffs invented by Morricone.

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