Dollar for the Dead (1998)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Western  |  11 October 1998 (USA)
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In this tribute to the old time spaghetti westerns with a liberal dose of modern Hong Kong film-making thrown in, Emilio Estevez assumes Clint Eastwood's "man with no name" role. Estevez ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Federale captain (as Jordi Molla)
Col. Skinner (Redleg commander) (as Johnathan Banks)
Howie Long ...
Lance Kinsey ...
Steve Peterson ...
Antonio Castro ...
Beatriz Guevara ...
Keith Farmer ...
Bartender - Gunpowder
Daniel Martín ...
Gambler - Sterling
George Bullock ...
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In this tribute to the old time spaghetti westerns with a liberal dose of modern Hong Kong film-making thrown in, Emilio Estevez assumes Clint Eastwood's "man with no name" role. Estevez plays a super-quick gunman on the run from a rancher (Long) and his men out to kill him for killing his son. The gunman gets mixed up with a former Confederate soldier (William Forsythe) who has knowledge of hidden gold. The only trouble is he is also pursued by Union soldiers. When they free a man (Ed Lauter) with part of the map to the gold, they then are also pursued by Spanish soldiers. It all leads to a small Mexican town terrorized by soldiers and led a by a good priest (Joaquim De Almeida) who also has knowledge of the gold. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Dooley: What the hell would you know about a future?
Cowboy: Nothing, but I know enough about not having one.
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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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A spaghetti western comeback
4 March 2002 | by (Brasilia, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Tongue - in - cheek western adventure with all the "clichés" of the genre. A lone gunfighter (Estevez) teams up with a ex - confederate soldier (Forsythe) to find gold in a little Mexican village tormented by ruthless bandits. Mr. Quintano, the director of this one, seems a bit influenced by John Woo (mainly in the scenes of shooting). Extremely predictable but otherwise effective in its purpose. A good fun for western addicts. I give this a 6 (six).

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