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Dead Aim (1975)
"Arde baby, arde" (original title)

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A traveling gravedigger during an (unspecified) war adopts a orphan he finds alone in the desert. After the war with the orphan grown and business slow, the orphan begins to generate ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Venetia Vianello ...
James Westerfield ...
John Applebee
Virgil Frye ...
Evaristo Márquez ...
Sonny Vandeusen ...
Sonny (as Granville van Deusen)
Barbara Angely ...
Carlos East ...
Jorge Russek ...
District Commisioner (as George Russek)
Tony Monaco ...
Prison Wagon Driver
Billy Joe Rouck ...
Prisoner (as Billy Joe Roucke)
Eduardo Bonada ...


A traveling gravedigger during an (unspecified) war adopts a orphan he finds alone in the desert. After the war with the orphan grown and business slow, the orphan begins to generate business himself by shooting people. The orphan wants to make one big score by robbing a bank but the gravedigger resists. Their dream is to open a fancy funeral parlor and cemetery. The orphan becomes obsessed with a prostitute he saw who was later abandoned by her outlaw partner after a robbery attempt on a gold wagon goes bad. He eventually leaves the gravedigger to find her. Written by Greg Schwager

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16 October 1975 (Mexico)  »

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This film was shot in English and was later dubbed into Spanish for its Mexican release. See more »


The man whom finds the baby almost bite by a rattler, says he has to give his mom a proper burial since she's dead, but when it cuts to him burying her with a shovel, you can clearly see she's still breathing, as the actress' breath is raising the sand up and down with her chest. See more »

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Tarantino 70's violent ends, Jodorowsky reality, and Peter Fonda doppleganger
30 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fans of Heavy Metal series "Hombre" by Antonio Segura, Luc Besson's "Le Dernier Combat", or the cult classic "Zachariah" looking for a similar romp in the hay from a movie will find this strange euro spaghetti western to be a pleasure to their violent and strange taste. It quickly establishes our anti-hero Johnny--who is an uncanny double for Peter Fonda in Clint Eastwood garb, from a babe in the desert with one of the coolest violent beginnings to a film since "The Sorcerer" with Roy Schieder, to a young gunslinger adopted by the area's undertaker. I won't detail the plot because I think for most of us who will enjoy the movie the mystery of what will happen next, and what rogue's gallery of characters will be added, are the whole reason for watching. This movie really does take some strange turns as it wanders through the desert underworld. One should probably suspend disbelief, fore continuity, rationality, character motivation, and Oscar performances this film does not have. However, in the world it creates for that 90 minutes, everything makes complete sense. For a time this film is showing on Joox.

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