IMDb > China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)
Amore, piombo e furore
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

China 9, Liberty 37 (1978) More at IMDbPro »Amore, piombo e furore (original title)

Photos (See all 4 | slideshow)


User Rating:
6.1/10   615 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Jerry Harvey (story) and
Douglas Venturelli (story) ...
View company contact information for China 9, Liberty 37 on IMDbPro.
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 »
User Reviews:
You Must See it Uncut.... See more (18 total) »


  (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

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When Catherine initially stabs Mathew, she stabs him on his left side, the blade is horizontal. After the cut, the blade is vertical sticking out of the center of Mathew's upper back.See more »
[first lines]
Gallows Observer:Pretty sight, no more Japanese.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
China 9 Love BalladSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
You Must See it Uncut...., 1 July 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)

** (out of 4)

Condemned gunman Clayton Drumm (Fabio Testi) is saved from the noose but he must track down farmer Matthew Sebanek (Warren Oates) and kill him since he refuses to sell his valuable land to the railroad company. Clayton goes to do the deed but ends up falling in love with the man's wife (Jenny Agutter), which just adds more problems. This Italian/Spanish co-production from cult director Hellman has a few decent moments but in the end this is a pretty boring affair from start to finish. I know Hellman has a strong cult following among some film fans but I can't say I'm one of them. This film here is yet another Spaghetti Western that tells a rather familiar story but Hellman puts his own spin on things and these spins actually hurt more than help. This film has a lot of problems including letting the viewer know who we should be cheering for. The film starts off with Testi being the bad guy and we're given Matthew to like. At around the thirty-minute mark we switch sides as it turns out Matthew is a real jerk who abuses his wife and the director has decided to put us in a love story. The love story between Testi and Agutter never works for several reasons. One reason is that the two have no chemistry and one can't help but roll their eyes at the love banter they give at each other. The screenplay mentions that Agutter is shy and "changes her clothes in the barn" but that doesn't keep her from being nude in this thing at least six different times. The nude scenes are only available in the R-rated cut (most boots are of the TV print) and are the main reasons to watch this thing. Agutter is an incredibly beautiful woman so seeing her nude is about the only thing that keeps this sucker moving. However, even the sex scenes are messed up by Hellman as he decides to film them in a slow-motion fashion with an incredibly bad score over them and a couple even has some sort of weak pop song. Why on Earth Hellman decided to do this is anyone's guess but it doesn't work. I also didn't believe Testi in his role too much but then again this could be due to the fact that Hellman seemed more interested in showing off his body than anything else. Oates is always dependable and he turns in a good performance even though the screenplay does him no favors. Agutter's role is pretty thankless but she gives it all she can. Look quick for Sam Peckinpah as a writer.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (18 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
new DVD release??? webster3762
Need info! Crabnebula1914
Bad audio geldofpunk32
Jenny Agutter Nude on Original VHS Version ??? movieguy2
On Netflix streaming ventricle
Fabio Testi's own voice? sistermorphine71
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Appaloosa Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid The Professionals Paris, je t'aime Aria
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Western section IMDb Italy section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.