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A half-breed ex-Union gunfighter attempts to protect his plague-ridden hometown from being overridden by his racist half-brothers and a Confederate tyrant.



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Complete credited cast:
William Berger ...
William Shannon
Olga Karlatos ...
Liza Farrow
Gabriella Giacobbe ...
The Witch
Antonio Marsina ...
Sam Shannon (as John Loffredo)
Donald O'Brien ...
Caldwell (as Donald O'Brian)
Leonardo Scavino ...
Doctor (as Leon Lenoir)
Wolfango Soldati ...
Confederate Soldier
Victoria Zinny ...
Brothel Owner
Alfio Caltabiano ...
Member of Caldwell's Gang


Half-breed Keoma returns to his border hometown after service in the Civil War and finds it under the control of Caldwell, an ex-Confederate raider, and his vicious gang of thugs. To make matters worse, Keoma's three half-brothers have joined forces with Caldwell, and make it painfully clear that his return is an unwelcome one. Determined to break Caldwell and his brothers' grip on the town, Keoma partners with his father's former ranch hand to exact violent revenge. Written by Ørnås

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Drama | Western


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Release Date:

25 November 1976 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Desperado  »

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[commandeering the townspeople's medicine]
Confederate Soldier: This land belongs to Mr. Caldwell, along with everything that's on it. Now, you had to pay for the water... and now you gotta pay for the medicines.
Keoma: Hey! I'll pay this time.
Confederate Soldier: How much you willing to pay?
Keoma: Four cents.
Confederate Soldier: Four cents? Four cents is mighty little.
Keoma: The price of four bullets.
[Keoma counts off the members of Caldwell's gang on his fingers]
Keoma: One, two, three, and four.
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Written by Guido De Angelis & Maurizio De Angelis
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Classic Spaghetti Western Flick
1 July 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Director Enzo G.Castellari who also created other classic flicks, High Crime 1973 and The Inglorious Bastards 1978 has created another gem in Keoma.

Starring Franco Nero who has also been in another classic spaghetti western flick, Django 1966 and Enzo G.Castellari's High Crime.

Also starring William Berger who has also been in another classic spaghetti western flick, If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death 1968.

Also starring Olga Karlatos who has also been in another classic flick, Once Upon a Time in America 1984.

I enjoyed the shootouts and the slow motion sequences.

If you enjoyed this as much as I did then check out other classic spaghetti western flicks, Day of Anger 1967, A Fistfull of Dollars 1964, For a Few Dollars More 1965, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966, The Great Silence 1968, Have a Good Funeral My Friend Sartana 1971, Once Upon a Time in the West 1968, Deadly Trackers 1972 and Run, Man, Run 1968.

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