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The Return of Sabata (1971)
"È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta" (original title)

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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sabata / Major
Reiner Schöne ...
Clyde / Lieutenant
Giampiero Albertini ...
Joe McIntock
Ignazio Spalla ...
Bronco (as Pedro Sanchez)
Annabella Incontrera ...
Maggie, Saloon Girl
Jacqueline Alexandre ...
Jackie McIntock
Aldo Canti ...
Angel, acrobat (as Nick Jordan)
Vassili Karis ...
Bionda, acrobat (as Karis Vassili)
Steffen Zacharias ...
Donovan
Pia Giancaro ...
(as Maria Pia Giancaro)
John Bartha ...
Sheriff (as Janos Bartha)
Günther Stoll ...
Circus Show Man (as Gunther Stoll)
Carmelo Reale
Franco Fantasia ...
Circus owner
Ileana Rigano ...
(as Ilenna Rigano)
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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 what McIntock says he'll do with the money... Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Western

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Release Date:

3 September 1971 (Italy)  »

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Return of Sabata  »

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Budget:

$245,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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In the song that is sung over the opening credits, Sabata is referred to as a "nine-fingered man." This was a reference to actor Lee Van Cleef who was missing a portion of a middle finger, the result of an accident when building a playhouse for his daughter. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Sabata and the goons are about to play the "see-saw game" in the saloon, Sabata is seen putting on his gloves, then they pan out to a long shot of the entire saloon and he's gloveless. When they return to the close-up of Sabata, he's wearing the gloves again. See more »

Quotes

Friend: I give you my word.
Sabata: It's pretty difficult to cash that.
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Edited into Spaghetti Western Trailer Show (2007) See more »

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Good tricks that even James T. West could use...
1 May 2003 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

THE RETURN OF SABATA (sequel to SABATA)

Excellent score by Marcello Giombini, I'd own the CD of it if I could find it. Don't know who sings in the opening title theme, though. The credits in the film didn't list the singer.

There are lot's of little tricks in this one, more so than even in the first Sabata film. Different kinds of derringers, small pistols, blowpipes and magnets are up his sleeve in practically every scene. Sabata also refuses to pay the outrageous taxes the McClintocks have imposed on the townspeople for everything from getting a haircut to the gambling & hotel tax, and almost having a showdown with the weak-willed sheriff over it.

Lt. Clyde (Reiner Schone) manages to not be too obnoxious, grinning all the time, except when he's continuously caught by Sabata from stealing or ripping somebody off. He's such a slimeball that he hides in the rafters while his lover Jackie McCIntock (Jacqueline Alexandre) is gunned down by husband Joe (Giampiero Albertini) over his catching her stealing his gold.

The acrobats are back too, jumping off buildings, over fences and trampolines as they help Sabata out in his quest to return the gold stolen by McClintock from the townspeople, in return for the counterfeit money McClintock was using to deceive them.

There's a good shootout towards the end at the McClintock compound, using Bronco's bass drum as a hiding place for storing a lot of pistols. Plus we get a spectacular mine explosion when the McClintock's try to kill Sabata during the money exchange.

The vast majority of the film takes place in the town with little being filmed out in the Spanish countryside, yet it isn't claustrophobic like some other westerns come across when the sets are that static.

All in all, I enjoyed it and consider it a good example of the spaghetti western genre.

7 out of 10


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