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Il mio West (1998)

The idealistic lifestyle of an old West farmer, his Indian wife and half-breed son, who narrates the tale, is disrupted when his grandfather, an old gunslinger, shows up on the farm. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Dunford ...
Piano Player
Kwame Kwei-Armah ...
Rastafarian (as Kwame Kwei Armah)
Stephen Jenn ...
Albino
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Leather Girl
Sean Baker ...
Telegraph Operator
Donald Hodson ...
Mayor
Rosalind Knight ...
Miss Willow
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Mary
Jim van der Woude ...
Joshua (as LimVan Der Woude)
Yudii Mercredi ...
Jeremiah
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Pearl
Leonardo Pieraccioni ...
Doc
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Jack Sikora
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Johnny Lowen
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Indian Grandfather
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The idealistic lifestyle of an old West farmer, his Indian wife and half-breed son, who narrates the tale, is disrupted when his grandfather, an old gunslinger, shows up on the farm. Although looking to retire, the family is not happy with his return, given his past lifestyle and mistreatment of his family. Things get worse when another gunfighter shows up and terrorizes the town, trying to force the father into a gun fight. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The Gunfighters Who Rocked The West.

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Comedy | Drama | Western

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Rated PG-13 for western violence, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »
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18 December 1998 (Italy)  »

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Gunslinger's Revenge  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 93137 delivered on 15-12-1998. See more »

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Villain Jack Sikora (David Bowie) is referred to as "a psychopath". Describing violent antisocial behaviour in this way only became prevalent after 1950. See more »

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John Brown's Body
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Performed by David Bowie
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It is what it is
14 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

Several of the comments here show negative response to what I feel is really a kind of tribute film to the great Sergio Leone. This film could easily have been Parmesan cheese atop the fabulous westerns Leone and Clint Eastwood created, but I think it keeps a good blend with the genre. Yes, the main character, Doc, is speaking in Italian and English is dubbed in. But that's a big part of the charm of all "foreign" films, especially the spaghetti westerns. And having spent my childhood in Oklahoma, I thought Bowie's psychotic bad man accent was surprisingly good (although I think Dwight Yoakam would have made a better casting choice). The soundtrack, likewise, could have come off as a pale substitute for Morricone's memorable scores. I thought the choice of the Marley's reggaeesque tune was more than suitable, especially since one of the "bad guy" characters was Rastafarian - one of many colorful additions that, in my view, bring nice flavors to the genre.

My only complaint after seeing the film once is that it's too short. If it were expanded to include more about Keitel's character and his earlier relationship with Bowie's, the climactic scene could have carried more punch - maybe not along the lines of the Bronson/Fonda gunfight in Once Upon a Time in the West, but richer character development would definitely have added more suspense and contributed to bringing a well-worn genre into the 21st century.

I don't think anyone who is a true fan of spaghetti westerns would be disappointed in spending 95 minutes with a tastefully created, colorful, quirky film like this.


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