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Barbarosa (1982)

PG | | Western | 19 February 1982 (USA)
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
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Floyd
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Otto
Roberto Contreras ...
Cantina Owner
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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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One Was a Legend, The Other Would Become One. See more »

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Western

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Release Date:

19 February 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Ballade vom Banditen Barbarosa  »

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was country-and-western singer Willie Nelson's first ever Western movie. 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

Barbarosa: I don't steal from my own people.
Karl: Well it don't bother you to slit their throats on your weddin' night, does it?
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Connections

Edited into Voskovec & Werich - paralelní osudy (2012) See more »

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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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