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800 Bullets (2002)
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Julián Torralba is a former movie stuntman in Almeria, Spain. He and several of his colleagues, who once made a living in American Westerns shot in Spain, now are reduced to doing stunt ... See full summary »

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Julián
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Cheyenne (as Angel de Andres)
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Laura
Eusebio Poncela ...
Scott
Luis Castro ...
Carlos
Manuel Tallafé ...
Manuel (as Manuel Tallafe)
Enrique Martínez ...
Arrastrado (as Enrique Martinez)
Luciano Federico ...
Enterrador
Eduardo Gómez ...
Ahorcado (as Eduardo Gomez)
Terele Pávez ...
Rocío (as Terele Pavez)
Ramón Barea ...
Don Mariano (as Ramon Barea)
Cesáreo Estébanez ...
Andrés (as Cesareo Estebanez)
Eduardo Antuña ...
Taxista
Gracia Olayo ...
Juli
Berta Ojea ...
Angeles
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Julián Torralba is a former movie stuntman in Almeria, Spain. He and several of his colleagues, who once made a living in American Westerns shot in Spain, now are reduced to doing stunt shows for minuscule audiences on the decaying set built for those old Westerns. Julián wrestles with dark memories of the death of his son, also a stuntman, and with estrangement from his daughter-in-law Laura and her son Carlos. Carlos, a young boy, becomes intrigued with his late father's life and runs away to join Julián and his band of has-beens. There Carlos is initiated into the rambunctious life of these hard-drinking faux cowboys. But when Laura, a powerful executive looking for a new site for a tourist resort, learns that Carlos has joined the hated Julián, she moves to destroy even this remnant of Julián's once-proud career. Julián and the cowboys decide to fight back the only way they know how. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Rated R for sexual content/nudity and some violence | See all certifications »
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18 October 2002 (Spain)  »

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800 Balas  »

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$866 (USA) (29 October 2004)

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$866 (USA) (29 October 2004)
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Director Álex de la Iglesia wanted Clint Eastwood to play himself in the film. He even offered to move to Los Angeles to shoot Eastwood's part. Eastwood, who was then working on the production of Mystic River (2003), was forced to turn down the offer. See more »

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Amusing and joyful Spanish comedy
25 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Alex De la Iglesia is an excellent Spanish director. He had much success as "Accion Mutante" " El Dia de la Bestia", "Perlita Durango" and ¨La Comunidad¨, among others. Here deals with a homage to Spaghetti western. Sancho Gracia, who made several western during the 60s and 70s, plays an old man who brings a village back to life, which the nasties want to sell to speculators.

Sancho Gracia , his friends and grandson must fight against the polices and baddies to obtain their purports. The final showdown between Sancho Gracia and Angel De Andres Lopez is overwhelming and exciting. In the film there are comedy, tongue in cheek, humour, action, drama and is very entertaining . Direction is rightly made, cinematography by Flavio Labiano and Roque Baños' musical score are breathtaking though it imitates Ennio Morricone. Rating: 6,5/10 Good. Well worth seeing.


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