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My Name Is Nobody (1973)
"Il mio nome è Nessuno" (original title)

 -  Western | Comedy  -  June 1974 (USA)
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A young, easygoing gunman (Hill) worships and competes with an old gunfighter (Fonda) who only wants to retire.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nessuno / Nobody
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Jean Martin ...
Sullivan
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Honest John (as R.K. Armstrong)
Karl Braun ...
Jim
Leo Gordon ...
Red
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False barber
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Leader of the Wild Bunch
Neil Summers ...
Squirrel
Piero Lulli ...
Sheriff
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Pedro
Marc Mazza ...
Don John (as Mark Mazza)
Benito Stefanelli ...
Porteley
Alexander Allerson ...
Rex
Rainer Peets ...
Big Gun (as Remus Peets)
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Storyline

Jack Beauregard, once the greatest gunslinger of the Old West, only wants to move to Europe and retire in peace. But a young gunfighter, known only as "Nobody", idolizes him and wants to see him go out in a blaze of glory. He arranges for Jack to face the 150-man gang known as The Wild Bunch and earn his place in history. Written by lonamer

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Nobody, but "Nobody," knows the trouble he's in!

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Western | Comedy

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DEM 8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

While walking through Boot Hill, Nobody points out to Beauregard that one of the names on a gravestone is Sam Peckinpah. That same year, Clint Eastwood, in High Plains Drifter (1973), had a Boot Hill scene that included Sergio Leone's tombstone, as well as a number of others. See more »

Goofs

When Nobody is trying to hit the fish with a stick in the water, the position of his arms change between the close ups, and the far away shots. See more »

Quotes

Jack Beauregard: You're sure trying hard to make a hero out of me.
Nobody: You're that already. You just need a special act, something that'll make your name a legend.
Jack Beauregard: What I don't understand is what difference it makes to you.
Nobody: If a man is a man, he needs someone to believe in.
Jack Beauregard: I've met all kinds in my life. Thieves and killers. Pimps and prostitutes. Con men and preachers. Even a few fellas that told the truth. The kind of man you're talking about, never.
Nobody: Maybe you've never met them. Or hardly ever. But they're the ...
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Il mio nome è Nessuno
Composed by Ennio Morricone
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Nobody wants to be better than the best
3 December 2004 | by (Viane, Belgium) – See all my reviews

When you have seen the film, you should notice that the plot is not about Nobody competing with Beauregard, but about the former wanting to become the biggest and fastest gunfighter of his time. In order to achieve this, he has set up a plan to kill the biggest gunfighter that exists, Jack Beauregard, but not before beefing up the latter's 'achievements'. Jack, wanting to retire, doesn't understand Nobody's fascination for him, and really doesn't want to compete with him. In the end Jack is tricked by Nobody in fighting his ultimate fight, alone against the 150 men strong Wild Bunch, turning him into a living legend. When Nobody then agrees with him (the scene necessarily missing from the film because the 'clou' is given at the end) to act as if he is 'killing' him in a much mediatised gunfight, he will no longer be known as Nobody but as 'the man that shot the living legend'. Following this, he therefore truly is the best gunfighter of them all, and Jack can retire because he is pronounced dead.

I have now seen 'My name is nobody' some ten times and for me it's the best film I've ever seen, mostly because of the fact that there is a perfect mix between humor and western, together with a perfect soundtrack and a very good picture of the West and its landscapes.


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