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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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User Reviews:
Brilliant! Corbucci's Finest? See more (29 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)
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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
Antonio Forrest .... sound engineer
 
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:
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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:
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:
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: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 The Spaghetti West (2005) (V)See more »

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24 out of 26 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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