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Barbarosa (1982)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Barbarosa
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Karl Westover
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Josephina
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Don Braulio
Danny De La Paz ...
Eduardo
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Juanita (as Alma Martínez)
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Herman Pahmeyer
Sharon Compton ...
Hilda
Howland Chamberlain ...
Emil
Harry Caesar ...
Sims
Wolf Muser ...
Floyd
Kai Wulff ...
Otto
Roberto Contreras ...
Cantina Owner
Luis Contreras ...
Angel
Itasco Wilson ...
Mattie
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Storyline

Karl Westover, an inexperienced farm boy, runs away after unintentionally killing a neighbor, whose family pursues him for vengeance. He meets Barbarosa, a gunman of near-mythical proportions, who is himself in danger from his father-in-law Don Braulio, a wealthy Mexican rancher. Don Braulio wants Barbarosa dead for marrying his daughter against the father's will. Barbarosa reluctantly takes the clumsy Karl on as a partner, as both of them look to survive the forces lining up against them. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Western

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Release Date:

19 February 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Ballade vom Banditen Barbarosa  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The word "Barbarosa" comes from the Spanish language and means "Red Beard". See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) Willie meets Gary for the first time with his gun drawn on him. Seconds later a gunman charges Willie and Willie has to draw his gun to shoot the man down. See more »

Quotes

Barbarosa: Drop those saddlebags and help me up, dammit!
[Karl drops the bags over the cliff]
Barbarosa: Why'd you drop them down there?
Karl: Well, you said to drop them and help you!
Barbarosa: We already been down there!
[Rain starts to fall]
Barbarosa: Why don't you go ahead and just rain on me then?
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Wonderful
13 August 2004 | by (Bergen County, NJ) – See all my reviews

To my mind, this is the best western ever made. Willie Nelson and Gary Busey were born to play these parts. I have always loved Willie Nelson's music, and now there is another side of him that I can admire. As for Busey, I will forever love him just for having made this film. There is a sadness to the film but the ending is so uplifting. It is clear that the Zavalas need Barbarosa as much as he needs them. I saw Barbarosa during its original release and have been in love with it ever since. Even though I have Barbarosa on tape, I watch this movie whenever it is on TV. The soundtrack is fabulous and I wish it were available in the stores. Thumbs up for Barbarosa!


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