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A Man Called Blade (1977)
"Mannaja" (original title)

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A bounty hunter arrives in a mining town and is hired to track down the missing daughter of the town's crippled mayor and learns she has been kidnapped by the mayor's corrupt right-hand-man and a band of outlaws he is secretly working for.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maurizio Merli ...
Mannaja
John Steiner ...
Valler
Sonja Jeannine ...
Deborah McGowan (as Sonya Jeannine)
Donald O'Brien ...
Burt Craven
Salvatore Puntillo ...
Johnny Johnny - the impresario
Antonio Casale ...
Dorman - bandits' head (as Nino Casale)
Enzo Fiermonte ...
The government Envoy
Rik Battaglia ...
Gerald Merton - Mannaja's father (as Rick Battaglia)
Aldo Rendine ...
The Fat Passenger in the Stagecoach
Sergio Tardioli ...
The Saloon Barman
Sofia Lombardo ...
Mannaja's Mother (as Sophia Lombardo)
Philippe Leroy ...
McGowan
Martine Brochard ...
Angela
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enzo Maggio
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Arriving in the mining town Suttonville, after claiming the bounty of a outlaw known as Burt Craven, a bounty hunter named Blade (armed with a hatchet instead of a gun) is hired by the town's wheelchair bound mayor McGowan and his corrupt associate Voller to track down McGowan's daughter Debra who has gone missing. Blade is unaware that Voller kidnapped Debra and is secretly working for a group of outlaws who are looting shipment of silver from the silver mines that are run the mine owner McGregor. Caught up in Suttonville's affairs, Blade not only has Voller and the outlaws to deal with, he also goes to settle a score with McGowan (who was responsible for the death of Blade's father) and takes on Voller and his gang who are out to gun him down. Written by Daniel Williamson

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John Steiner was afraid of horses, so Sergio Martino had him stand on wooden planks while shooting him closeup so it looked as if he were riding a horse. See more »

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Great director, great cast, great film
9 February 2000 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Mannaja" ("A Man called Blade" is a case of great director + great cast great film. One of the most stylish of all spaghetti western it stars several veterans of the Italian crime/action genre: Maurizio Merli, John Steiner and Donald O'Brien. Merli is the tough macho hero as always, John Steiner a delightfully slimy villian and Donald O'Brian is fun as a small time crook. Highly recommended!


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