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

PG-13  |   |  Action, War, Western  |  30 September 1970 (Italy)
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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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Release Date:

30 September 1970 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Adios Sabata  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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Yul Brynner in black buckskin
29 January 2004 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

Ok so it was supposed to be called INDIO BLACK as well as it should have been.

After all, Yul Brynner played the character far differently than Lee Van Cleef did and this film really shouldn't be associated with the other two Sabata films. It's a different character look altogether with the Brynner version dressed in black buckskin and silver buckles while the Van Cleef version of Sabata settled more for the conservative Bret Maverick gambler look.

Also notably stars failed American singer Dean Reed who would later die under mysterious circumstances in East Germany during the 1980s.

The Bruno Nicolai score is excellent although derivative of other scores for the genre. If you like soundtracks for these types of films, then it's well worth picking up. I know I'll be on the lookout for it.

Lots of explosions and gunfire in this one as Brynner & Co. battle the Austrians under Maximillian (in Mexico circa 1867) and steal their gold. There's nothing boring about it and it's face-paced with a few tricks such as the model of the ship in Colonel Skimmel's study that shoots real live ammo everytime someone opens the drawer below it. I also like Brynner's sawed-off rifle with the clip that loads from the side. He keeps a cigar in the last chamber and lights it up after every gun battle. Very tongue-in-cheek.

I liked it. Too bad the widescreen version was cropped for television.

6 out of 10


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