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Chino (1973)

Valdez, il mezzosangue (original title)
Chino Valdez is a loner horse breeder living in the old west. Partly a loner by choice, and partly because, being a 'half-breed', he finds himself unwelcome almost everywhere he goes. One ... See full summary »

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Catherine
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Maral
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Jamie Wagner
Fausto Tozzi ...
Cruz
Ettore Manni ...
Sheriff
Melissa Chimenti ...
Indian
Corrado Gaipa ...
Padre
José Nieto ...
Mexican (as Jose Nieto)
Diana Lorys ...
Indian (as Diana Loris)
Conchita Muñoz ...
Mexican (as Conchita Munoz)
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Chino Valdez is a loner horse breeder living in the old west. Partly a loner by choice, and partly because, being a 'half-breed', he finds himself unwelcome almost everywhere he goes. One day, a young runaway named Jimmy shows up at his door looking for work and a roof over his head. Reluctantly, Chino agrees to take him in and teach him the art of raising, breaking and breeding horses, until the pair finally begin to accept each other. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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They Took His Land...His Horses...His Woman...But...They Couldn't Take Chino!


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Release Date:

February 1976 (USA)  »

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ESP 30,965,047 (Spain)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Charles Bronson was about fifty-one years of age when he appeared in this movie. See more »

Goofs

Chino's hat is on the counter when he knocks a man along the counter ant through the window. In the first shot from outside, the hat is nowhere to be seen, but when the sheriff comes in, he goes to the window and picks up the hat. See more »

Quotes

Chino Valdez: Well, like they say: you can always pick your friends, but you can't pick your relatives.
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Referenced in White Irish Drinkers (2010) See more »

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He just wanted to be left alone with his horses
10 August 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Not Bronson's best effort, but not a total washout either. An often used storyline where the big rancher wants to take over the entire range, forcing out the little man. Things are made even more tense when the little man falls for the big man's sister. Except for a "Chato's Land" type shootout and a couple of fist and knife fights, there wasn't a lot of action, and the tale was somewhat holey. Question: Why does the man always burn his house down when he decides to vacate his frontier home? How is it that stone houses burn so good? Where did Chino get hay bales in 1870?


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