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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)

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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:
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: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 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Looks like you win the bet., 10 July 2007
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

A whimsically breezy surface makes way for a bang-up, ball-breaking and noisy spaghetti western by the talented Sergio Corbucci (the man also behind "The Great Silence" and "The Mercenary"). Actually I might still put those two films ahead of this one. Hell, there was an explosion of excitement ringing from this this highly competent and vivid outing. The cheeky style dripping from the fascinating material was well placed and delivered. Even from the action, the grand state of it feels like something out of a comic strip and how can't you love the flat-out, bloodthirsty machine gun activity towards the finale. What a sensational climax it builds up to!

The trio of Franco Nero, Tomas Milian and Jack Palance were nothing but marvellous, and the chemistry between the former two was a blast. But Palance's sophisticatedly leering menace was the real draw-card. Fernando Rey makes for a solid turn too. Ennio Morricone plucks in with a gleefully passionate and killer music score, which is one of his best and the rugged location was captured by Alejandro Ulloa's free-flowing and expressive cinematography that had plenty of poignant scope and detail. Corbucci stews up some inventive directorial flushes amongst the grit, chaos and exuberance. The atmospheric setting hit's the spot and sets up many potboiler and comedic scenes. It can lull at times, and might feel somewhat overlong.

The hard-boiled story sticks to something rather stable and less than flashy, but can be thoughtful in its wide arrange of antics and tactics. It's gusty political sub-text (on the treatment of the poor and use of violence to get your point across) can get a bit wishy-washy and preachy, however it definitely makes up for it in other areas like the chewy script with its constant wit and surprises.

Over-the-top entertainment equals a totally baroque and enjoyable Corbucci spaghetti western.

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