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The Wrath of God (1972)

 -  Western  -  January 1973 (Austria)
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Set in the 1920s, several foreigners held by a South American military group are offered possible freedom if they accept to topple a local crazed military leader.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Father Oliver Van Horne
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Thomas De La Plata
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Señora De La Plata
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Col. Santilla
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Jennings
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Emmet Keogh
Paula Pritchett ...
Chela
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Jurado
Frank Ramírez ...
Carlos Moreno
Enrique Lucero ...
Nacho
Jorge Russek ...
Cordona
Chano Urueta ...
Antonio
José Luis Parades ...
Pablito
Aurora Clavel ...
Señora Moreno
Victor Eberg ...
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Storyline

Irish adventurer Emmett Keogh finds himself partnered with a hard-drinking priest named Van Horne in revolutionary Central America. Tricked into delivering guns by smuggler/con man Jennings, the three end up joining forces against despot Tomas de la Plata, who treats his subjects ruthlessly and who has a special hatred for priests. Van Horne, who seems to be a priest in costume only, decides to stand up to de la Plata and lead a revolt against him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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They offered them a choice - THE FIRING SQUAD . . . or The Wrath of God See more »

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Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

January 1973 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

La ira de Dios  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Rita Hayworth's last completed movie. She had difficulty remembering her lines. The crew believed it was because of alcohol abuse, but only later did they realize they were seeing the early stages of her Alzheimer's condition. See more »

Goofs

When Keogh is knocked backwards on a balcony, the stuntman intends to fall back out of sight before a second double for Keogh comes into sight and rolls down the adjacent stairs. But for a moment, both "Keoghs" are visible at the same time. See more »

Quotes

Father Oliver Van Horne: What do you say to a drink?
Jennings: I never touch the rotten stuff except when I'm alone or with people.
Father Oliver Van Horne: Of course.
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Soundtracks

Molly Malone
Traditional
Sung by Ken Hutchison
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User Reviews

Offbeat Western Requires Special Interpretation
2 December 2000 | by (Cleveland,Ohio) – See all my reviews

It's been my experience that many times,reviewers of this strange gem have been puzzled or turned off by the strange plot and readings that the players have provided.This is NOT just a standard western,with rebels trying to overthrow a tyrant.This is a parody of every flm cliche of that particular vintage.Mitchum is doing a burlesque of Bogart or any other reluctant hero fighting a tyrany.Langella is doing Jay Robinson's psychotic Caligula from "The Robe"or"demetrius and the Gladiators".Hayworth is every suffering mother,Colicos is every sly villain,and buono is having the time of his life and career as a virtuoso impersonator of Sydney Greenstreet.Get this film,make lots of popcorn,plenty of beverages,and enjoy.


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