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Viva! Django (1971)

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Django is on the trail of some renegade outlaws who raped and killed his wife. En route, he rescues a horse thief from an impromptu hanging. He discovers the man knows who committed the murder. The men team up and head west for revenge.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Steffen ...
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Carranza
Glauco Onorato ...
The Sheriff
Chris Avram ...
Jeff (as Cris Avram)
Esmeralda Barros ...
Lola
Donato Castellaneta ...
Paco
Benito Stefanelli ...
Ibanez
Riccardo Pizzuti ...
Thompson
Simonetta Vitelli ...
Inez (as Simone Blondel)
Furio Meniconi ...
Il sceriffo
Alessandro Perrella
Paolo Figlia
Attilio Severini
Giovanni Cianfriglia ...
Jeff Henchman
Gilberto Galimberti
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Django is on the trail of some renegade outlaws who raped and killed his wife. En route, he rescues a horse thief from an impromptu hanging. He discovers the man knows who committed the murder. The men team up and head west for revenge.

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29 September 1971 (Italy)  »

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Worth A Look, Some Flaws
5 June 2014 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

After his wife is murdered by a gang of cutthroats, Django (Anthony Steffen again) saves one of the gang's ex-associates from a hanging in order to identify the men responsible, finding them caught up in a gun smuggling scheme involving the Mexican revolution.

Although it steals ideas from about half a dozen other spaghetti westerns, this fake Django sequel is certainly fast-paced enough, with adequate production values and enough action to fill up it's running time. However, the comic relief is sometimes too pervasive and not very funny either. Way too often, it kills the tension and takes away from Steffen's hard-edged character.

Speaking of Django, as a justice/vengeance seeker, he sure is morally dubious here, gunning down a lot of people not responsible for his wife's death, including some men attempting to hang a condemned criminal (What a hypocrite!) and Mexican soldiers that just happen to be around when he kills one of the men that is responsible!

The "surprise" ending is fun, though you can see it coming a mile away.


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