IMDb > Barbarosa (1982)
Barbarosa
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
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
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Barbarosa (1982) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 5 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
6.6/10   918 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.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for Barbarosa on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
19 February 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A young cowboy hooks up with a legendary outlaw, and before long both are on the run from the law. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
(5 articles)
User Reviews:
22 Years LATER I find out..... See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Willie Nelson ... Barbarosa

Gary Busey ... Karl Westover

Isela Vega ... Josephina

Gilbert Roland ... Don Braulio
Danny De La Paz ... Eduardo

Alma Martinez ... Juanita (as Alma Martínez)

George Voskovec ... 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
Bruce Smith ... Photographer
Sonia de León ... Old Prostitute (as Sonia DeLeon)
Joannelle Nadine Romero ... Young Prostitute
Michael S. O'Rourke ... Brither (as Michael O'Rourke)
Bentley H. Garrett ... Bartender
Allison Wittliff ... Emily
Juan José Martínez ... 1st Boy (as Juna Jose Martinez)
Rene Luna ... 2nd Boy (as Reno Luna)
Christopher García ... 3rd Boy
Philip Pena ... 4th Boy (as Philip Peña)

Jake Busey ... Cook Boy
Reid Wittliff ... Cook Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert English ... Horse Trader

Directed by
Fred Schepisi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William D. Wittliff 

Produced by
Paul Lazarus III .... producer (as Paul N. Lazarus III)
Martin Starger .... executive producer
William D. Wittliff .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Smeaton 
 
Cinematography by
Ian Baker 
 
Film Editing by
David Ramirez 
Don Zimmerman 
 
Art Direction by
Michel Levesque 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas L. Roysden  (as Tom Roysden)
 
Makeup Department
Edwin Butterworth .... makeup artist (as Ed Buttworth)
Charlene Roberson .... makeup artist
Georgina Williams .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Howard P. Alston .... executive production manager (as Howard Alston)
Dick Gallegly .... unit production manager
Richard L. O'Connor .... executive in charge of production
James Potter .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Cosentino .... second assistant director (as Bill Cosentino)
Tommy Thompson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
William Apperson .... assistant art director
James Arrigo .... propmaker foreman
Anthony P. Cellucci .... assistant property master (as Tony Cellucci)
Leon Ericksen .... special design consultant
Bruce J. Gfeller .... construction coordinator (as Bruce Gfeller)
Russell Goble .... property master (as Russ Goble)
John R. Jensen .... co-construction coordinator
Stuart John .... construction foreman
Michael Taylor .... lead man
Ken Walker .... assistant property master
Donald B. Woodruff .... set designer (as Don Woodruff)
 
Sound Department
Terry Burns .... boom operator
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Robert Glass .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Gravenor .... production sound mixer
Jim Henrikson .... supervising sound mixer
Robert Knudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Don MacDougall .... sound re-recording mixer (as Donald MacDougall)
Frank E. Warner .... supervising sound editor (as Frank Warner)
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Edgar .... special effects assistant
Marcel Vercoutere .... special effects
 
Stunts
Bill Couch .... stunt double
Chuck Couch .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Blair .... key grip
Donald Carlson .... first assistant camera
Fay Caughron .... camera operator
Richard Clarkson .... second assistant camera
Lowell Crisp .... electrician
Virgil E. Hammond III .... camera technician: Cinemobile System Inc.
Lutz Hapke .... camera operator (as Lute Hapke)
Jim Lucas .... camera operator (as James Lucas)
David Marsik .... gaffer
Vern Matthews .... grip: second unit
George Mooradian .... first assistant camera
Edwin Myers .... second assistant camera (as Ed Myers)
Neil Roach .... camera operator
Michael Schuyler .... best boy
Dean Williams .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Dianne Crittenden .... casting: Los Angeles (as Diane Crittenden)
Michele Harrah .... casting: Lajitas/Del Rio
Elsie Julian .... casting: Fredericksburg
Liz Keigley .... casting: Fredericksburg
Shari Rhodes .... casting: Fredericksburg
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darryl M. Athons .... costume supervisor (as Darryl Athons)
Nancy McArdle .... costumer: women
Glenn Wright .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Rebecca Einfeld .... assistant editor
Gregory M. Gerlich .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Mike Doyle .... transportation captain (as Michael Doyle)
Joseph Lockwood .... transportation
Howard A. Small .... transportation coordinator (as Howard Small)
 
Other crew
David Anderson .... assistant to producer
Bud Aronson .... location manager
Bruce Bahrenburg .... unit publicist
Michael E. Boyle .... wrangler boss (as Mike Boyle)
Rose Chatterton .... production coordinator (as Roseann Chatterton)
B.C. Cooper .... assistant to producer
John Eaton .... wrangler
Stephanie Fischbach .... assistant to producer
Jay K. Fishburn .... livestock coordinator (as Jay Fishburn)
George Hardaman .... local captain
Rex Ivy III .... wrangler
Joe La Loggia .... auditor
Laurie Levin .... research consultant
Joe Lomax Sr. .... wrangler
Nancy Mayer .... production secretary
Glen McIntosh .... wrangler
Jerry McKnight .... local captain
Judy Mooradian .... production secretary
Billy Nelson .... wrangler
Jimmy Sherwood .... wrangler (as James Sherwood)
Cal Skinner .... trainer (as Kal Skinner)
Patricia A. Sonsini .... production coordinator
Janna Stern .... script supervisor
Lupe Vargas .... assistant to director
Earl E. Wroten Jr. .... supervising auditor
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
90 min | West Germany:85 min (TV)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The word "Barbarosa" comes from the Spanish language and means "Red Beard".See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: There is no tractor pulling something as the horse racers round the home stretch. It is clearly a wagon pulled by horses. They actually did a good job of having it in the background in the three quick shots that showed the racers.See more »
Quotes:
[Morales is talking to his parents]
Angel:[to Karl] My father says you stopped Barbarosa from robbing him.
Barbarosa:Yeah, I was goin' to rob your pitiful old daddy and then shoot that squawkin' old woman just for spite!
See more »

FAQ

Where can I buy this VCD online?
See more »
19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
22 Years LATER I find out....., 12 July 2004
Author: John Jennings from Dallas- Foat Wuth

Back when this film came out (1982), a friend told me it was no good, Willie Nelson can't act, blah, blah, blah. I took that at face value, and blew the film off. Well, 22 years later, 'Barbarosa' is on cable on American Movie Classics on a hot July afternoon, there isn't nothing' else on, so I say, okay, I'll give it fifteen minutes to get my attention.

Well, I gotta say, 'Barbarosa just BLEW ME AWAY!

I am Texan born and bred, and have done a fair amount of inquiry into old Texas lore, and this film is just SO RIGHT in so many details. In recent films like 'Cold Mountain', 'Open Range', and 'The Missing', it is much in vogue to get the 19th century period details exactly right. Well, 'Barbrosa' knocked that ball out of the park 22 years ago!

The basic feel of the old Texas homesteads and the horse race and barbecue, they still existed much like that out in West Texas when I was a kid.

The basic plot line is about two converging family blood feuds, one Spanish, the other German American, that is so TOTALLY authentic for this period! Also, the Big Bend scenics are superb!

While some may question Willie's talent for treading the boards, he has no problemo playing himself, and doesn't miss a beat. Gary Busey is one of my favorite actors, despite a habit of making tons of low budget el crappo films. He is at the top of his game in 'Barbarosa'.

While the film does have it's quirky moments, it is basically believable, and some of those old-timers were indeed quirky.

(Warning! As for eating armadillos, don't try this at home! They CAN carry leprosy.) My only beef is that the musical score didn't always seem to match the dramatic action, the music is wry and whimsical at the wrong time, possibly aping some spaghetti Western, but is fine when it sticks to Spanish guitar.

Some have labeled 'Barbarosa' a spaghetti Western. I don't agree, though it may seem so in the historical sequence of film-making. This was a successful attempt to make an authentically period Texas border film, by folks who knew what they are doing.

Some find the gunplay subdued and 'unrealistic', but 'Barbarosa' rightly shows the reality of old west killing where setting up the bushwhack and sniffing the ambush were far more decisive than actually pulling of the trigger.

In the old man's tale, you learn that Barbarosa was originally a Texas Ranger, who were often called los diablo's (the devils) by border Mexicans. This was a REAL legend, indeed a reality, down on the border.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (22 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Barbarosa (1982)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
My favorite western clok52
You think Eduardo bought it? (spoilers) soffee83
BARBAROSA available widescreen on iTunes SgtEsterhaus
W.T.F.!!?? ekim049
Widescreen DVD version sorely needed. mrbabymn
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Seven Men from Now The Shootist Purgatory Red River 3:10 to Yuma
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
News articles IMDb Western section IMDb USA 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.