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Writers:
John Fonseca (screenplay)
Gianfranco Parolini (screenplay)
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Release Date:
March 1977 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Priest turned vigilante Father John (Van Cleef) hunts down a gang of criminals, led by Sam Clayton (Palance)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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spaghetti with way too much cheese See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lee Van Cleef ... Father John / Lewis

Jack Palance ... Sam Clayton

Richard Boone ... The Sheriff

Sybil Danning ... Jenny

Leif Garrett ... Johnny

Robert Lipton ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franco Pesce ... Crooked Gambler (uncredited)
Carolyn Stellar ... Woman on Horse (uncredited)

Directed by
Gianfranco Parolini  (as Frank Kramer)
 
Writing credits
John Fonseca (screenplay)

Gianfranco Parolini (screenplay) (as Frank Kramer)

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... associate producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sante Maria Romitelli 
 
Cinematography by
Sandro Mancori (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Manlio Camastro 
 
Art Direction by
Claudio De Santis  (as Claudio Desantis)
 
Makeup Department
Hanna Chalfon .... makeup artist
Blanche Shuler .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Rafi Adar .... production manager
Chaim Manor .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Itschak Ben Zur .... assistant director
Leonard Natan .... assistant director
Timna Ranon .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ariel Roshko .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Wally Milner .... sound
Simcha Silberstein .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Gianni D'Andrea .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sami Gratushka .... camera loader
Yoni Hamenachem .... still photographer (as Joni Hamenachem)
Samuel Levi .... chief grip
Aldo Marchiori .... focus puller
Mario Sbrenna .... camera operator
Eitan Tzur .... chief electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edit Burstein .... assistant wardrobe
Sara Weiner .... wardrober
 
Editorial Department
Orlando Signorelli .... assistant film editor
 
Other crew
Melody Greene .... script girl
Naomi Mayberg .... production secretary
Ovadia Mayberg .... location manager
Beni Uzan .... wrangler
Mimmo Uzan .... wrangler
Ralph Zucker .... dialogue coach
 
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94 min
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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:
Continuity: In the opening scene, when the Clayton gang rides into Crane City to rob the bank, there's a barn to the right of the bank with the sign 'JC McCormick, Blacksmithing, Wagon Repairing' with a large wagon wheel in the center. Later in the movie, when Lewis describes his past to young Johnny, there's a flashback scene to Abilene. Outside the Abilene Gambling Hall, right across the street, there's a barn with the same sign!See more »
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Father John:Mine is the vengeance, sayeth the lord.See more »

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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
spaghetti with way too much cheese, 4 July 2005
Author: spider89119 from United States

This is an interesting spaghetti western that could have been done much better, but it was entertaining nevertheless.

First off, let me say that I love cheesy movies. Cheesy movies can be great! In fact, all of the greatest spaghetti westerns are wonderfully cheesy, but, like a great chef, a great director must know how much cheese, and what kind of cheese to use to create a masterpiece. This movie was not up to those standards.

The music score is a mixed bag. The opening theme is great, and very catchy. As for the rest of the score, some parts are good, but other parts sound tacky and fake, kind of like the music they use in porno movies or those awful direct-to-video films.

With the exception of Van Cleef and Palance, the acting isn't that great, but there are a few things about it that are funny. Towards the beginning of the film during the bank robbery, watch for the look on the deputy's face when he gets shot, and notice the way he falls. It's so stupid it's hilarious. An even funnier scene is when a crook who is forced to dress like a priest gets shot in the back by some members of his own gang. He looks like he is doing some funky dance moves while the bullets are hitting him. I had to play that part over again a few times. There are other similar funny parts, but I won't waste time mentioning them all. You've got to see it for yourself. The movie definitely has that "train wreck" sort of appeal. The overall story isn't bad at all, and it kept me interested all the way to the end, in anticipation of the final showdown.

It's a bit hard to accept Lee Van Cleef as a priest, but when he switches to playing the priest's gunfighter twin brother, he is great, and it adds a tiny bit of quality to a movie that desperately needs it. He is especially good during the flashback scenes that show what happened before his brother talked him into leaving town for good. I have read that Van Cleef's voice in this film is dubbed by someone else. There are parts where it doesn't really sound like him, but there are some lines where the voice sounds exactly like him. Jack Palance is hammy and over the top as the main baddie, but this is great! He is very entertaining in this role. It's like what I was saying earlier about knowing what kind of cheese is good, and Jack Palance is very good. During the final showdown, as Palance is Hamming it up wonderfully, and Van Cleef is giving him that steely, confident stare he does so well, I couldn't help wondering how it would have been if any of the three Sergios, or Tonino Valerii had directed a western with these two actors playing adversaries. There's no doubt it would have been one of the great ones.

Even with all of it's faults, the movie is definitely not boring. It manages to be interesting sometimes in spite of itself, and sometimes because of itself. I recommend that all fans of the spaghetti western genre see this movie. Others will probably want to stay away.

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