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Adios Sabata (1970)
"Indio Black, sai che ti dico: Sei un gran figlio di..." (original title)

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Master gunslinger Sabata helps some Mexican revolutionaries steal a wagonload of gold.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sabata / Indio Black
Dean Reed ...
Ballantine
Ignazio Spalla ...
Escudo (as Pedro Sanchez)
Gérard Herter ...
Colonel Skimmel
Salvatore Borghese ...
Septiembre (as Sal Borgese)
Franco Fantasia ...
Señor Ocaño
Joseph P. Persaud ...
Gitano, Revolutionary who does Flaminco dance of death (as Joseph Persaud)
Andrea Scotti ...
José
Nieves Navarro ...
Saloon Dancer at Kingsville Texas (as Susan Scott)
Luciano Casamonica ...
Juanito, Village Boy
Salvatore Billa ...
Manuel Garcia Otello
Vittorio Fanfoni ...
Barman
Massimo Carocci ...
Juan de los Angeles
Vittorio Caronia ...
1st Lt. Steiner (as Vitti Caronia)
Omar Bonaro ...
Jesus Rivalta
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Storyline

In Mexico, during the rule of the self-proclaimed Emperor of Mexico Maximillian (1864-1867), Mexican revolutionaries and Republican forces try to bring former Mexican President Benito Juárez back to power. The United States in neutral and is going through the pains of the American Civil War. Mexican guerrilla leader Señor Ocaño hires gunfighter Sabata to steal a wagon-load of gold from Emperor Maximillian's Austrian and French forces. When Sabata and his friends, Escudo and Ballantine, finally get their hands on a wagon, they discover it's full of sand rather than gold. They suspect that the gold was stolen by Austrian Colonel Skimmel. Therefore, Sabata and his partners set out to find the gold and give it to the Mexican revolutionaries. Written by nufs68

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Sabata Aims to Kill

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Action | War | Western

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Rated PG-13 for western violence | See all certifications »

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30 September 1970 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Adios Sabata  »

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Trivia

Lee Van Cleef was unavailable to play Sabata, as he was committed to making The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972) where he played Chris Adams, a role made famous by Yul Brynner in The Magnificent Seven (1960). Instead, Brynner signed on for the role of Sabata, a role made famous by Van Cleef. See more »

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In the bar where Sabata and Ballantine meet and they start to play the piano. When Sabata walks to the piano, he lays his gun on the table. In the wide shot of both playing the piano, the gun is missing from the table. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Skimmel: The worst kind of informer. For gold he would have betrayed his own mother... or us. My father, Admiral Von Skimmel, used to hang such traitors from the *mast*!
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A little better than a real Sabata film, actually.
22 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is not really a Sabata film, but often Italian westerns pretended to be sequels just to get unwitting customers to come to see the films*. For example, Franco Nero's "Django" was very successful so practically every Italian film producer brought out a Django film but with a different leading man--and a completely different plot! Here, cashing in on the Sabata craze (small as it was), a non-Sabata film starring Yul Brynner is suddenly a Sabata film thanks to dubbing! In fact, originally, Brynner's character was called 'Indigo Black'. I checked and there were seven Sabata films--only two which are REAL Sabata films with Lee Van Cleef. The rest, like "Adios Sabata" are just rip-offs. So is this a BAD rip-off or a decent and watchable rip-off? Read on to see...

The plot of this film is close to that of a real Sabata film in that although he looks mean and shoots people by the score, this incarnation finds him doing this in order to help the Mexican Civil War of 1867. Now that doesn't mean he won't take a percentage for himself as well! A percentage of what you may ask....GOLD. It seems an evil (but very stylish) Austrian colonel is shipping gold--gold which could be used by the revolutionaries to buy weapons. However, Sabata isn't alone in this quest--he's taking along a fat guy, two VERY strange acrobats and a pretty-boy named Ballentine--who you KNOW is up to no good.

As far as Italian westerns go, this theme is VERY common--though most of the time the hero is helping the anti-Diaz forces of the Mexican Civil War of the 1910s. This one is set much earlier and has to do with getting rid of the imposed leader, Maximillian. Regardless, this one is reasonably entertaining, full of insanely good shots and has a touch of humor. Worth seeing but not a particularly novel film...except when it comes to one of the acrobats. His skill is handling a very large ball bearing kind of like a hacky sack--which he then hurls with his foot at people with deadly accuracy! Ha...worth seeing just to see this guy in action. ball bearing guy

*The same spirit of intellectual dishonesty was also rampant in Asian films after the death of Bruce Lee. Many supposedly new and recently discovered Lee films flooded the market--starring folks such as Bruce Li or consisting of home movies of Lee or outtakes from his films interspersed with a double wearing sunglasses! These films were ALL horrible--whereas a few of the Italian knockoffs were actually watchable. Plus, at least the Italian films had cool music.


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