After the Civil War, Michael "California" Random, is released from prison and goes to Missouri with his partner William. He is killed by bandits. California decides to return the belongings to his family and help them against outlaws.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Giuliano Gemma ...
Michael 'California' Random
...
Mr. Preston
Miguel Bosé ...
Willy Preston
Chris Avram ...
Nelson
Paola Dominguín ...
Helen Preston (as Paola Bosé)
Claudio Undari ...
Eric Plummer (as Robert Hundar)
Malisa Longo ...
Yasmin
Dana Ghia ...
Mrs. Preston
Ferdinando Murolo ...
Brook
Franco Ressel ...
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Piero Leri
Mario Novelli ...
Brother of northern soldier
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Father of northern soldier
Piero Morgia
Andrea Aureli ...
Man on Waggon
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After the Civil War, Michael "California" Random, is released from prison and goes to Missouri with his partner William. He is killed by bandits. California decides to return the belongings to his family and help them against outlaws.

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Depressing, Grim Melodrama
28 June 2014 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

In the days following the Civil War, defeated Confederate Giuliano Gemma and a young traveling companion encounter various killers, low-lives and unsympathetic citizens. When his friend is killed, Gemma stays with the boy's family and protects them from a vicious gang of bounty hunter turned outlaws.

As usual, Gemma's good. However, he's defeated by an unrelentingly depressing story, an atmosphere of doom and gloom and a grating, almost non-stop soundtrack. One interesting thing though, are the sights of the crumbling, once great spaghetti western sets of the previous decade.

One thing I didn't quite get is that early in the movie, the boy makes a big deal of how he comes from Georgia and his family lives in Georgia and how he's headed back to Georgia. When Gemma gets to the family farm, it's in the middle of the desert! What happened to Georgia?

Watch The Outlaw Josey Wales instead.


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