MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,708 this week

A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972)
"Una ragione per vivere e una per morire" (original title)

 -  Western  -  6 August 1973 (Spain)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 980 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 4 critic

Branded a coward for surrendering his New Mexico fort to the Confederates without firing a shot, a Union colonel attempts to redeem himself by leading a band of condemned prisoners on a suicide mission to recapture it.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1350 titles
created 01 Dec 2010
 
a list of 32 titles
created 01 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1677 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972)

A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Spaghetti western about a group of bandits, led by Peter Graves, who plan on robbing a train transporting gold for the Mexican army.

Directors: Don Taylor, Italo Zingarelli
Stars: Bud Spencer, Peter Graves, James Daly
Uppercut (1978)
Action | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The "Bulldozer", a former football star, is now working as a fisherman. As a group of street-people arranges a football match against the local Armybase, he is asked to be their trainer. ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Lupo
Stars: Bud Spencer, Raimund Harmstorf, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In Africa, many years ago, Slim and Tom don't like it when a German tyrant, starts selling all of the African wildlife to Canadian Zoo's! Slim and Tom must teach this guy a lesson by ... See full summary »

Director: Italo Zingarelli
Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Joe Bugner
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Police Commissioner Rizzo, Bigfoot (Piedone by nickname) and Marshal Caputo go to Egypt and look for Professor Cerullo, who is missing. The professor has discovered an insect that can smell... See full summary »

Director: Steno
Stars: Bud Spencer, Enzo Cannavale, Baldwyn Dakile
Bomber (1982)
Comedy | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Michele Lupo
Stars: Bud Spencer, Jerry Calà, Stefano Mingardo
Crime Busters (1977)
Action | Comedy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An attempted robbery turns to be an unexpected recruitment when two unemployed men mistakenly break into a police office instead of a store.

Director: Enzo Barboni
Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, David Huddleston
Ace High (1968)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After Cacopoulos (Eli Wallach) manages to save himself from being hung on a false charge, he robs Cat Stevens (Terrence Hill) and Hutch Bessy (Bud Spencer) of a lot of money and steals ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Colizzi
Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Eli Wallach
Comedy | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Rivaling Pirates and Spanish gold are the ingredients for this story. Blackie the pirate is the one who first hears from this shipment of gold when he encounters "Don" Pedro. He thinks of a... See full summary »

Director: Lorenzo Gicca Palli
Stars: Terence Hill, Silvia Monti, George Martin
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After a tied 1st place in a local stunt race, two drivers start a contest to decide who of them will own the prize, a dune buggy. But when a mobster destroys the car, they are determined to get it back.

Director: Marcello Fondato
Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Patty Shepard
Blood River (1967)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In this violent spaghetti western a murderous robber hijacks a payroll train, murders everyone aboard and then stashes his loot. A gunslinger learns about it and decides he wants the money ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Colizzi
Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Frank Wolff
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Bull Webster is a taxi driver with some work problems on his hands: the Spider Corporation, a giant financial holding company, has decided to buy out his taxi co-operative in order to make ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Barboni
Stars: Bud Spencer, Carol Alt, Thierry Lhermitte
Banana Joe (1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man is living happily on an island with his family, growing bananas. When a local mobster with an eye on man's property tries to take it from him, he must go to the town for the first time to get some help.

Director: Steno
Stars: Bud Spencer, Marina Langner, Mario Scarpetta
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Colonello Pembroke
...
Maggiore Ward
...
Eli Sampson
Georges Géret ...
Sergente Spike
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
Sergente Brent (as Rene Kolldehoff)
Guy Mairesse ...
Donald MacIvers
José Suárez ...
maggiore Charles Ballard (as Jose Suarez)
Ugo Fangareggi ...
Fred
Benito Stefanelli ...
Samuel Pickett un ex condannato
Adolfo Lastretti ...
Will Fernandez / Will Culder (as Guy Ranson)
Fabrizio Moresco ...
Ward's Assistant
Francisco Sanz ...
Farmer (as Paco Sanz)
Carla Mancini
Joe Pollini ...
Jeremy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Dean
Edit

Storyline

A dishonoured army officer saves the lives of some hardened criminals on condition that they help him regain his honour. Will they live up to his expectations? Written by Hector Farrugia <hector.farrugia@magnet.mt>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

recapture | mission | fort | officer | army | See All (42) »

Taglines:

A handful of condemned men on an impossible mission, against hopeless odds...

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

6 August 1973 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1973) (theatrical) | (Northern Countries PAL DVD) | (original uncut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The film is set in 1862 but features Gatling guns that, presumably, formed part of the fort's arsenal when it was in Union hands.The gun was designed by Dr Richard J Gatling in 1861 and patented on November 4, 1862. Though two examples were employed near Petersburg and eight fitted on gunboats, it was not accepted by the American Army until 1866. So it's most improbable that it would have been available in a remote theatre of the Civil War. See more »

Connections

Edited into Spaghetti Western Trailer Show (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Greed, death and vengeance when war goes private
25 April 2001 | by (Alhambra, CA) – See all my reviews

It is the American Civil War as envisioned by Italians, set apart from the main theaters of conflict, out in the southwestern desert. James Coburn is Col. Pembroke who has lost impregnable Ft. Holman to the Rebs and who has a private scheme to retrieve it along with his honor. He sets out on a commando expedition with a sergeant and a dirty half-dozen volunteers, scalawags freed from the gallows and kept in line (barely) with a promise of hidden gold. Telly Savalas is the Southern commander dreading Pembroke's reappearance. Some exciting action and tense situations, but credibility is strained when, with the Ft. Holman Gatling gun spraying shot into the parade ground, the Confederate troops show no interest in cover but keep milling in the open like ants from a hill goaded with a stick. Not a great or inspiring movie but a solid performance from Coburn. And for all the death there's not much blood.


13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Can anyone TurboarrowIII
This needs to be available on DVD! tvw629
Where was this movie filmed? moverbey-1
coburn should have done more westerns teejay6682
Discuss A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?