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God's Gun (1976)

Diamante Lobo (original title)
R | | Western | March 1977 (USA)
Priest turned vigilante Father John (Van Cleef) hunts down a gang of criminals, led by Sam Clayton (Palance), who killed a man in a local bar. On the gang's return to the town, they kill ... See full summary »

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Father John / Lewis
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Sam Clayton
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The Sheriff
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Jenny
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Johnny
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Jess Clayton
Cody Palance ...
Zeke Clayton
Ian Sander ...
Red Clayton
Pnina Rosenblum ...
Chesty (as Pnina Golan)
Zila Carni ...
Juanita Lewis
Heinz Bernard ...
Judge Barrett
Didi Lukov ...
Rip
Ricardo David ...
Angel George
Chin Chin ...
Willy
Rafi Ben Ami ...
Mortimer
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Priest turned vigilante Father John (Van Cleef) hunts down a gang of criminals, led by Sam Clayton (Palance), who killed a man in a local bar. On the gang's return to the town, they kill the priest, leaving a young parishioner Johnny behind. He now seeks revenge for the death of the holy man. Written by James Dingsdale

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When Sam Clayton finds out Johnny is his son, he runs around the parlor shouting "I gotta son." he specifically says it to Zeke Clayton who is played by Palance's son in real life, Cody Palance. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny plays horseshoes he leaves his throw short. He walks up to the shoe and kicks it onto the stake. There is a second shoe to the left and short of the stake. Father John arrives and admonishes Johnny for cheating and throws a shoe himself getting a ringer. However, the other two shoes are no longer in the picture. See more »

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Jenny: You bastard!
Sam Clayton: Me?
[Laughs]
Sam Clayton: come on!
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7 March 2004 | by (Stirling,Scotland) – See all my reviews

I don't suppose many Westerns were made in Israel, but this seems to be the most famous. It looks like they've gone for the 'Spaghetti Western' look rather than the conventional and so should appeal to those who like those movies. Well....if they can get past the terrible direction, wonky camera-work, and Leif Garrett's acting.

Van Cleef plays a preacher(looking like Satan) who is gunned down in cold blood by Palance's vicious gang. Garrett, who witnesses the event is struck dumb and heads off to Mexico to find Van Cleef's twin brother, a top gunman who vowed to his brother he would never kill with a gun again. Van Cleef heads back to avenge his brother's death, but tries to do so in a manner that doesn't involve shooting them all.

There's clearly a good Western here, but it's lost beneath the ineptitude of the film makers. That said, Van Cleef's twin performance is excellent, and Palance hams(pun not intended) it up like only he can. 5/10


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