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Fasthand (1973)
"Mi chiamavano 'Requiescat'... ma avevano sbagliato" (original title)

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(1972) Alan Steel, William Berger, Frank Brana, Gill Roland, Celine Bessy. A gang of former confederates lay siege to a Cavalry fort, killing everyone except for Steel, whom they torture mercilessly.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergio Ciani ...
Jeff Madison (as Alan Steel)
William Berger ...
Machedo
Frank Braña ...
Quincy (as Frank Brana)
Fernando Bilbao ...
Duero
Gilberto Galimberti ...
Harrueco (as Gill Rolland)
Celine Bessy ...
Swan
Francisco Sanz ...
Smart
Karin Well ...
Mary Cruz (as Welma Truccolo)
Ettore Ribotta ...
Bank manager
Sergio Dolfin
Stefano Oppedisano
Francesco D'Adda ...
Bank employee
Aldo Cecconi
Angelo Boscariol
Filippo Perego
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(1972) Alan Steel, William Berger, Frank Brana, Gill Roland, Celine Bessy. A gang of former confederates lay siege to a Cavalry fort, killing everyone except for Steel, whom they torture mercilessly.

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23 August 1974 (West Germany)  »

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ESP 14,165,050 (Spain)
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1.85 : 1
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Jeff Madison: You made a mistake, Machedo. You should've killed me when you had the chance before.
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Scraping the bottom of the barrel
14 November 2007 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Towards the end of the Italian western wave, ca. 1972-74, the movies tried either to be comedies or particularly violent. "Mi chiamavano Requiescat, ma avevano sbagliato" is an example for the latter, including bloody killings (for example with a fork through the throat) and torture with a branding iron. Madison (Alan Steel of 'Hercules' fame) has his right hand crippled by the bandit Machedo (William Berger). Madison decides to become an avenger, so he buys a black coat, black boots, a black hat and a black horse for the right look. For two years, he follows Machedo's gang, waiting the perfect time to strike. This opportunity comes when he can hide gold from a bank robbery. Madison knows this will attract Machedo, but the most interesting question of the movie is: how can he shoot him, because he can't use his right hand?

Alan Steel remains expressionless, while Berger is overacting. Not much to be seen of a director's style (Bianchi continued his career directing adult movies!) and the music is somewhat too modern for a western. The buildings of the western town have seen better times and are almost falling to pieces. A very, very cheap production scraping the bottom of the barrel. Worth a look for fans of William Berger, maybe, as he plays a really mean villain.


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