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Barbarosa (1982)

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A young cowboy hooks up with a legendary outlaw, and before long both are on the run from the law.

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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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mexican | on the run | law | cowboy | outlaw | See more »

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Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

19 February 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Ballade vom Banditen Barbarosa  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie utilized the famous Western filming location of "The Alamo Village" in Brackettville, Texas which had been host to a number of famous westerns having shot there. 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

[to a young Mexican gunfighter]
Barbarosa: You ain't got enough ass in your britches to pull the trigger on Barbarosa.
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User Reviews

 
A Great Western and an Examination of Myth
29 April 2004 | by (Nelson, BC) – See all my reviews

Barbarosa is one of the best westerns ever made. The subject here is myth and the people who become mythic heroes. Barbarosa is, on the one hand, a legendary bandit and, on the other, an ordinary Texan who steals for a living: "Cattle, horses...Anything except sheep. You couldn't give me one of those wooly bastards." A young man on the run becomes Barbarosa's companion, then his acolyte. Both men are looking for a place in the world and the role they find is that of outlaw hero, players in a mythic drama that gives them meaning. The myth is that of the Outlaw Lover ( as in Hughes' The Outlaw or Brando's One-Eyed Jacks ) and both Nelson and Busey play their roles to perfection. The directing is excellent and the dialogue nigh perfect -- a great western! A swell movie!


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