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China 9, Liberty 37 -- A volatile clash between a rancher refusing to sell his ramshackle spread to a railroad line, the gunman hired to kill him and the rancher's wife drawn to both men.


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Release Date:
4 August 1978 (Italy) See more »
Condemned gunman Clayton is given a last minute reprieve on condition he murders rancher Matthew for a railway company... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Warren Oates ... Matthew Sebanek

Fabio Testi ... Clayton Drumm

Jenny Agutter ... Catherine Sebanek

Sam Peckinpah ... Wilbur Olsen, Dime Novelist
Isabel Mestres ... Barbara, Virgil's Wife
Gianrico Tondinelli ... Johnny Sebanek

Franco Interlenghi ... Hank Sebanek
Charly Bravo ... Duke, Barbara's Brother (as Carlos Bravo)
Paco Benlloch ... Virgil Sebanek

Sydney Lassick ... Sheriff's friend
Richard C. Adams ... Sheriff
Natalia Kim ... Cassie
Ivonne Sentis ... Prostitute (as Yvonne Sentis)
Romano Puppo ... Zeb / Zeb's brother
Luis Prendes ... Williams
Helga Liné ... Cottrell's Wife (as Helga Line)
Mattieu Ettori ... Cottrell, Liberty Innkeeper
David Thomson ... Jack (as David Thompson)
Tony Brandt ... Jefferson
Piero Fondi ... Tanner
Luciano Spadoni ... Hangman
Frank Clement ... Tom
Daniel Panes ... Joe
José Murillo ... Jimmy (as Jose Murillo)
Rafael Albaicín ... Prison guard (as Raphael Albaicin)
Luis Barboo ... Henry

Directed by
Monte Hellman 
Tony Brandt (credited on some European prints)
Writing credits
Jerry Harvey (story and screenplay) and
Douglas Venturelli (story and screenplay)

Ennio De Concini (collaboration) and
Vicente Escrivá (collaboration) (as Don Vicente Escrivá)

Ennio De Concini  story
Alberto Liberati  dialogue

Produced by
Gianni Bozzacchi .... producer
Valerio De Paolis .... producer
Monte Hellman .... producer
Rolf M. Degener .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Pino Donaggio 
John Rubinstein 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno 
Film Editing by
Cesare D'Amico 
Monte Hellman (uncredited)
Production Design by
Luciano Spadoni 
Set Decoration by
Francesco Chianese  (as Francesco Saverio Chianese)
Costume Design by
Franco Carretti 
Makeup Department
Pedro Camacho .... makeup artist
Massimo De Rossi .... makeup artist
Mirella Ginnoto .... hair stylist
Toñy Nieto .... hair stylist (as Antonia Nieto)
Production Management
Vicente Escrivá hijo .... associate production manager (as Vicente Escriva Jr.)
Francesco Fantacci .... production supervisor
Maurizio Pastrovich .... production manager
Juan Clemente Prosper .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ignacio Acarregui .... second assistant director
Tony Brandt .... assistant director
Stefano Priori .... second assistant director
Art Department
Adolfo Cofiño .... set designer
Goffredo Massetti .... property master
Sound Department
Cesare D'Amico .... sound editor
Piero Fondi .... boom operator
Danilo Moroni .... sound mixer
Carlo Palmieri .... sound engineer
Danilo Sterbini .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Biciocchi .... still photographer
Rodolfo Bramucci .... chief electrician
Enrique Cerezos .... assistant camera: second unit (as Enrique Cerezo)
Julián Fernández .... key grip (as Julián Fernández Obrero)
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci .... camera operator (as Giovanni Fiore)
Roberto Gengarelli .... first assistant camera
Julio Madurga .... camera operator: second unit
Gianmaria Majorana .... second assistant camera (as Gian Maria Majorana)
Pedro Ramírez .... chief electrician
Vladimiro Salvatori .... key grip (as Wladimiro Salvatori)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
María Eugenia Escrivá .... wardrobe (as Maria Eugenia Escriva)
Tiziana Mancini .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Lea Mazzocchi .... assistant editor
Music Department
Natale Massara .... conductor
Other crew
Rita Agostini .... continuity
Michele Kalamera .... voice double: Fabio Testi
Vicente Escrivá hijo .... associate location manager (uncredited)
Francesco Fantacci .... location manager (uncredited)
Juan Clemente Prosper .... location manager (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Amore, piombo e furore" - Italy (original title)
"Gunfire" - USA (video title)
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102 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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This was the very last film distributed by Allied Artists Corporation (early in its life, Allied Artists was known as Monogram Pictures, which was responsible for all the "Bowery Boys" movies). Citing extreme financial difficulties, Allied Artists filed for Chapter 11 in late 1978, and the following year their entire backlog (including the Monogram films) was purchased by Lorimar/Telepictures Corporation. When Lorimar itself was purchased by Time Warner, Inc. a decade later, Warner Bros. became the owner of the Allied Artists/Monogram backlog (on some TV prints of the "Bowery Boys" features, the "WB Shield" logo precedes the opening credits).See more »
Revealing mistakes: Clayton and Catherine are eating dinner in a hotel dining room. Clayton tells her that he is a gunfighter and she is a woman between husbands. The shot returns to Catherine who is sitting in a different setting (her hotel room), but answers as if the conversation was continuous.See more »
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Gallows Observer:Pretty sight, no more Japanese.
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Featured in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
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0 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
What movie did other people see?, 28 December 2012
Author: andrewsarchus from Oakland CA

The fact that this "tuchia" gets 6 stars on the IMDb scale and Two Lane Blacktop rates only 7.2 is proof how meaningless these aggregate scores are. I do sometimes wonder how much is lost in the pan-and-scan releases that these B movies get but I don't think anything could raise this film above bad and pretentious. Whether this is the fault of the producers or the director is usually a tale untold. My guess is that the producers wanted Agutter naked for half the film (bad) and that Hellman thought it would be cool to have Peckinpah mumble a few lines (pretentious). One interesting note is that this is the only screen credit for Jerry Harvey, the ill-fated programming genius behind Z channel in LA during the 1980's.

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