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Fasthand (1973)

Mi chiamavano 'Requiescat'... ma avevano sbagliato (original title)
(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 overview, first billed only:
Sergio Ciani ...
Cpt. Jeff Madison (as Alan Steel)
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Machedo
Frank Braña ...
Quincy (as Frank Brana)
Fernando Bilbao ...
Duero
Gilberto Galimberti ...
Harrueco (as Gill Rolland)
Celine Bessy ...
Swan
Francisco Sanz ...
Joe Smart
Karin Well ...
Mary Ann Cruz (as Welma Truccolo)
Ettore Ribotta ...
Bank manager
Sergio Dolfin ...
Mayor
Stefano Oppedisano ...
Machedo Gang Member
Francesco D'Adda ...
Pracownik, Bank employee
Aldo Cecconi ...
Sheriff
Angelo Boscariol ...
Sgt. Carter
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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[Machedo laughs mockingly at Madison]
Jeff Madison: Keep laughing. You're gonna die.
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Spaghetti with Paella Western co-produced between Spain and Italy , filled with violence and shootouts
3 December 2013 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Finished Civil War and after fighting in the North side , officer Jeff Donovan (Alan Steel or Sergio Ciani) returns home . A gang of former confederates led by Machedo (William Berger) and his hoodlums ( Frank Braña, Fernando Bilbao) lay siege to a Cavalry fort, killing everyone except for Jeff whom they torture mercilessly . Blinded by revenge, ex-Union captain Donovan and now dressed in black loses all confidence in the law and gradually becomes a deranged outlaw . Jeff doesn't hesitate to prosecute to hell Machedo , being only helped by an Union veteran (Francisco Sanz) and an Indian girl . He takes the path to a little town where resides Machedo and his band harassing them until a final fight .

It's an exciting western with breathtaking showdown between the protagonists Alan Steel or Sergio Ciani and his enemy , William Berger and underlings , Frank Braña and Fernando Bilbao . There is plenty of action and crossfire in the movie , guaranteeing a shootout or stunt every few minutes along with a lot of violence , including killings in cold blood . This is a mediocre Spaghetti Western with some moment entertaining if you can avoid thinking too much . Director Mario Bianchi achieved in "Mi Chiamavano 'Requiescat'" or ¨Fast hand is still my name¨ possibly his best work of a modest career , with some memorable scenes and regular camera movement , such as the ending duel with surprise included and that makes only can say that this movie seems to be a passable story .

Sergio Ciani is the tough revenger and although he doesn't reaches the level of William Berger , as he is also quite restrained and a little wooden . He played assorted mythological demigods in cheaply-made but highly popular spectacles of the early 1960s, the actor also occasionally went by his birth name . Steel started off his beefcake run off as a body double for Reeves in both the "Hercules" and sequel ¨Hercules Unchained¨ and in The battle of Marathón (1959) or Giant of Marathon , in which he also had bit roles . Within a couple of years Steel was posing front-and-center in Sansone (1961) opposite another physique-minded American import, Brad Harris in the title role. On numerous occasions Steel was asked to play the legendary Greek hero, as well as the equally well-built demigods Samson and Ursus, even though the film titles often fused or confused them in their titles . Steel starred as Hercules in Hercules Against Rome, Hercules Against the Moon Men , Hercules and the Black Pirate, and Hercules and the Treasure of the Incas , the second movie mentioned being one of the only spectacles to actually incorporate science fiction into the genre . In contrast, his Hercules serves as a mere sidekick in the Zorro-like Hercules and the Masked Rider . He subsequently made Ursus, the Rebel Gladiator opposite Dan Vadis , The Fury of Hercules and Samson and the Mighty Challenge. In the late 1960s he and fellow movie Musclemen Kirk Morris and Gordon Mitchell served up "spaghetti western" genre . In 1976 Steel starred in and co-wrote a Robin Hood movie, and in 1979 ended his on-camera appearances with the Italian comedy Baby Love .

William Berger as a cruelly baddie role is terrific, former and subsequently he would play similar characters in various oaters . His performance is astonishing , above average to level of these films . Furthermore, appears usual secondary actors from Spaghetti/Chorizo Western as Spanish actors : Francisco Sanz , Fernando Bilbao , Frank Braña and Lorenzo Robledo as a hearse driver ; as Italian secondary players as Karin Well. Atmospheric scenario with barren outdoors, dirty landscapes under a glimmer sun and a fine sets with lousy cinematography by Emilio Foriscot , in Eastmancolor with negative badly processed , being necessary a right remastering . Being filmed on location in Colmenar Viejo, Hoyo De Manzanares, Madrid, and Seseña, Toledo, Spain . Anti-climatic musical score by Gianni Ferrio , adding modern jazzy music along with inappropriate songs . Quentin Tarantino would take Spaghetti scores composed by Gianni Ferrio for his Inglorious bastards .

The motion picture was written and produced by Eduardo Manzanos Brochero who started producing ¨Il Coyote¨ and ¨The Jiusticia De Coyote¨ by Joaquin Romero Marchent with Abel Salazar and Gloria Marin . After that , he produced with his company Copercines ¨Vengeance of Zorro¨ and ¨L'Ombra Di Zorro¨ (1962) by Joaquin Marchent with Frank Latimore . Eduardo Manzanos built a Western little town in Hoyo De Manzanares (Madrid) with sets by Jaime Perez Cubero and Jose Luis Galicia , today sadly disappeared just like is well shown in ¨Fast hand¨ in which the village appears old and almost scrawny ; the village was called ¨Golden City¨ where filmed several Western as the classic ¨Fistful of dollars¨ and ¨For a fistful of dollars more¨ ; furthermore there was shot : ¨Welcome Padre Murray¨ , ¨Brandy¨ , various Zorros and this one . Manzanos Brochero produced various films for Marchent brothers as Joaquin Romero Marchent : ¨Cabalgando Hacia Muerte¨ , ¨Three good men¨; and Rafael Marchent : ¨Quien Grita vengeance¨, ¨Two crosses in Danger Pass¨ ; and for Italian directors as ¨Sabor Odio¨ by Umberto Lenzi¨ , ¨Winchester 1 between 1000¨ by Primo Zeglio , ¨At the end of the rainbow¨ by Aldo Florio and ¨Taste for vengeance¨ or "Cowards Don't Pray" . ¨Fast Hand¨ was middlingly realized by Mario Bianchi OR Frank Bronston , son of director Roberto B. Montero . Mario Bianchi realized all kind of genres as Terror , Softcore , Hardcore and Spaghetti Western such as ¨Più forte Sorelle¨ , "Kill the Poker Player" , ¨The Masked Thief" and this ¨Fast hand¨ , most of them written and produced by Eduardo Manzanos Brochero.


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