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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 »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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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

First American movie of Australian director Fred Schepisi. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the race contestants approach the finish line where Willie and Gary have stopped to watch, just as the riders round the curve to the finish, you can see a farm tractor pulling something behind the racers. See more »

Quotes

Karl: Are you all right?
Barbarosa: No, I ain't all right! Do I look all right?
Karl: Well, you look better than you did when you was at the bottom of that grave.
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One of the greatest!
5 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, I have to say, the very first person to review this movie on IMDb apparently is only attracted to violence in movies, and doesn't want to try to actually see the story line. More explosions! More dead people, and they need to be literally blown apart! Death! Fire! Without it, all movies suck! I notice that everyone else pretty much says the exact opposite. Odd, how at a later date, every review has an "unhelpful" flag next to it.

The story woven in Barbarosa is an excellent one, and no one could've pulled off the title role except Willie. The eventual transformation of Karl, from naive farm boy on the run into Barbarosa himself, is astonishing, everything from the way he looks to the way he sounds. Rancho life is authentically depicted, as is the West Texas farm life of the period... and the "eye for an eye" mentality of the people involved, and it's tragic consequences is a lesson hidden away in the storyline, almost as an afterthought. The photography is incredible, and at times the music is is almost overwhelming.

"...you ain't got enough ass in your britches to kill Barbarosa..."

See it.


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