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Chino (1973)

Valdez, il mezzosangue (original title)
A runaway teenager and a mixed-race horse breeder strike an unlikely friendship in the context of common hardships.

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Catherine
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Maral
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Jamie Wagner
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Cruz
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Sheriff
Melissa Chimenti ...
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Corrado Gaipa ...
Padre
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Mexican (as Jose Nieto)
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Indian (as Diana Loris)
Conchita Muñoz ...
Mexican (as Conchita Munoz)
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Storyline

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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Appearing in this movie as Maral, Marcel Bozzuffi once dubbed this movie's star Charles Bronson on French release prints of Bronson's Machine-Gun Kelly (1958) when released in France during 1963. See more »

Goofs

In the early bar fight, one of the stuntmen coming at Chino with a chair tosses his head back a good half second before being hit. See more »

Quotes

Chino Valdez: Now what the hell is that?
Louise: It's a sidesaddle.
Chino Valdez: A sidesaddle? You mean to tell me you're gonna put that on the side of a horse?
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Referenced in The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) See more »

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Good, enjoyable, and entertaining film
2 April 2006 | by (Berlin) – See all my reviews

...with some touching moments. From the title you wouldn't expect much, but I liked this film a lot and wonder why it is almost never aired on TV. Bronson and Van Patten have a great chemistry and their on-screen relationship is very believable. The story is simple, with an interesting beginning and a good, plausible ending. The soundtrack is nice, too.

The only thing I would change in this film is to make it longer, add more scenes so we can get to know the characters in various settings, and delve into the background to the conflict between Chino and his neighbors.

I recommend this film, especially to fans of Charles Bronson. I will definitely watch this film again (finally saw it for the first time, after all these years!).


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