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Eric Bercovici (screenplay) &
Jerrold L. Ludwig (screenplay)
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29 October 1975 (USA) See more »
It Rides With The Great Westerns See more »
After selling his cattle in town, ranch owner Morgan unexpectedly dies, and his foreman Pike has to deliver the payroll to Sonora, despite the perilous journey during which he's followed by many shady characters who want the money. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jim Brown ... Pike

Lee Van Cleef ... Kiefer

Fred Williamson ... Tyree

Catherine Spaak ... Catherine

Jim Kelly ... Kashtok

Barry Sullivan ... Kane

Dana Andrews ... Morgan

Harry Carey Jr. ... Dumper

Robert Donner ... Skave
Charles McGregor ... Cloyd
Leonard Smith ... Cangey
Ronald Howard ... Halsey
Ricardo Palacios ... Calvera
Robin Levitt ... Chico

Buddy Joe Hooker ... Angel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Costello ... Card Player (uncredited)

Hal Needham ... Garmes (uncredited)

Directed by
Antonio Margheriti  (as Anthony M. Dawson)
Writing credits
Eric Bercovici (screenplay) &
Jerrold L. Ludwig (screenplay) (as Jerry Ludwig)

Produced by
Maria Luisa Alcaraz .... associate producer
Harry Bernsen .... producer
Leon Chooluck .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Riccardo Pallottini 
Film Editing by
Stanford C. Allen 
Art Direction by
Julio Molina 
Costume Design by
Agustín Jiménez 
Makeup Department
Carmen Martín .... makeup artist
Production Management
Francisco Ardura .... production manager
Miguel Ángel Bermejo .... unit manager
José María Ochoa .... production supervisor
José María Ochoa .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José López Rodero .... assistant director (as Pepe Lopez Rodero)
Scott Maitland .... assistant director
Hal Needham .... second unit director
Sound Department
Theodore Soderberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Jim Willis .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Luciano D'Achille .... special effects
Antonio Molina .... special effects
Javier Maiza .... stunt performer
Juan Maján .... stunts
Hal Needham .... stunts
Jim Burk .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Raúl Pérez Cubero .... photography: second unit
Phil Stern .... still photographer
Carlo Tafani .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Dennis Mosher .... assistant editor
Music Department
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
Other crew
Alan Arnold .... unit publicist
Stanley Bielecki .... press coordinator
Lucie Lichtig .... script supervisor
Don Record .... title design
Mary Pepa Willis .... production secretary

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103 min
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You can still visit the set of the film in Sioux city near San Augustin in gran canaria.See more »


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Easy to take in the right frame of mind, 29 November 2008
Author: ctomvelu-1 from United States

A western, shot in Spain, with a twist: Jim Brown and Fred Williamson, folks not normally associated with Euro-made westerns, take it upon themselves to deliver a large payroll to a ranch in Sonora, Mexico, after the ranch owner (Dana Andrews) dies while on the road. Everybody who hears of this -- and I mean everybody -- goes after them. This includes the local sheriff (Barry Sullivan), an army of drifters and gunhands, and bounty hunter Lee Van Cleef, who recognizes Brown as a wanted man from years before. Brown is given minimal dialog, which is a good thing as he is not exactly an actor. Williamson fares better as a breezy card sharp in fancy duds, who carries most of the dialog for the two of them. Not bad. The music, clearly derived from THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, is better than the movie.

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