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A Bullet for a Stranger (1971)
"Gli fumavano le Colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gianni Garko ...
Camposanto ('The Stranger')
William Berger ...
Duke
Chris Chittell ...
John McIntire
John Fordyce ...
George McIntire
Ugo Fangareggi ...
Sancho
Raimondo Penne
Franco Ressel ...
Judge
Aldo Barberito
Ivano Staccioli
Nello Pazzafini ...
Cobra Ramirez
Giovanni Di Benedetto ...
(as Gianni di Benedetto)
Ugo Adinolfi ...
Breeder
Gildo Di Marco
Bill Vanders
Pinuccio Ardia ...
Gunsmith
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John and George McIntire are a couple of naive brothers who travel to a lawless western town to see their father. The bumbling siblings get themselves into big trouble after they beat up a member of a gang of extortionists. Fortunately, a mysterious roving gunfighter decides to help the guys out of their jam. Written by Woodyanders

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23 September 1971 (Italy)  »

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This doesn't get too far as a spaghetti western with a comedic tint
28 September 2003 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This film was written by Enzo Barboni (also known as E.B.Clucher), the man who wrote and directed Lo chiamavano Trinità (1971) and ...continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità (1972). Those two films starred Terence Hill and Bud Spencer and they are, in my humble opinion,two of the best spaghetti westerns ever made. I agree that they are not as 'serious' and cool as the spaghetti westerns with Clint Eastwood, but still I enjoy them, mainly for their good stories and their funny and entertaining nature. Since I am a huge fan of the two movies I just named I decided to take a look at this one as well (mainly because Barboni wrote it).

NOTE: Just like all Terence Hill and / or Bud Spencer movies I see, I saw this one spoken in German.

Now, to be honest, this is not a film I'll recommend you to see. First of all, it is not nearly as funny as either Trinità film I mentioned before and second of all, the story isn't too good. I mean this film has a simple and basic story (as do most westerns), but I am afraid, the characters in it were just not that good. The cool guys were not cool enough, the bad guys were not bad enough and the McIntire boys were not put down well enough for me to like them. Also the myth surrounding 'The Stranger' was given away way too soon. The best scenes in this film were the ones in which Gianni Garko (The Stranger) and William Berger (Duke) shared the screen, particularly those towards the end of the film. The rest of the film just wasn't funny or exciting enough and reminded me a lot of E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico Barboni wrote and directed a year after this one was released. Stay away from this one and try Lo chiamavano Trinità or ...continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità instead.

4,5 out of 10 (of which 0,5 were counted as a bonus for the decent ending)


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