Master gunslinger Sabata arrives in Hobsonville, a town completely owned by McIntock, a robber baron who is taxing the inhabitants for the cost of future improvements to the town. Or that's... See full summary »
Lee Van Cleef,
A gang of pirates rape the two sole survivors of a ship wreck. The violated girls are rescued by the strange inhabitants of a supposedly haunted island, where they are granted supernatural powers to strike revenge against the pirates.
Several pillars of society have robbed an Army safe containing $100,000 so they can buy the land upon which the coming railroad will be built. But they haven't reckoned on the presence of ... See full summary »
Lee Van Cleef,
At the end of the 15th century, two minstrels Gilles and Dominique come from nowhere into the castle of Baron Hugues. Gilles charms Anne, Hughes' daughter, while Dominique charms both ... See full summary »
A mail room slacker accidentally kills himself in a bizarre experiment and finds himself sentenced to Purgatory...working in the mail room. There, he falls for his beautiful manager and to ... See full summary »
White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March, 1969 under the Beaufort School District, he starts a job teaching at a small poor school located on Daufuskie ... See full summary »
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
When Sabata invades Colonel Skimmel's quarters, he sees the reflection of a person hiding behind the door. The person in the reflection is not Hertz. See more »
[Sabata catches an Austrian agent in a snare]
Hang around, I'll be back.
I'll get you when I get down!
[Sabata shoots the rope in two with a small pistol. The agent falls head first onto an accordion, and the instrument produces a sour note]
[looks back impassively]
You played that *rotten!
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Sabata is now in the Mexican revolution as Yul Brynner. Is it possible to this movie be a bad flick? I don't think so. It seems to me that Parolini gave a lot of liberty for Brynner to play the part well. First he doesn't try to imitate Lee Van Cleef, because he's almost playing the part of Chris from "The Magnificent Seven" (the set is the Mexican revolution, he has to help the Mexicans and he wears only black; oops!). As for the direction, Parolini proves here that he is in the spaghetti western genre just like Duccio Tessari and Sergio Corbucci: not a great director, but at least a man with a style (and let's face it: in this particular genre the guy has got to be at least good to have his trademarks and shit like that). All in all a very good example of how the spaghetti western wasn't so bad as the critics like to say. Great use of the Techniscope widescreen photography (it has more zooms than the films of Mario Bava and Leone together, but they are very well done) by director of photography Alessandro Mancori. Well, I guess this is all.
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