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The Magnificent Seven (1960)

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An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.

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A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with seven, each of whom comes for a different reason. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of thirty bandits who will arrive wanting food. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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23 November 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Siete hombres y un destino  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,905,000
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Yul Brynner (Chris) was the only actor to reprise his role in Return of the Magnificent Seven (1966). See more »

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The first man that Calvera shoots puts his hand to his chest after the first bullet. As the second bullet fails to make an inbound wound in his chest, it must have hit his hand, yet he clear has no wound to his left hand shown then nor afterward. See more »

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Chris: Now we are seven.
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The Magnificent Seven Theme
Written by Elmer Bernstein
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A good western thriller with superb star cast.
2 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film many times in the late 80s n early 90s on a VHS. Revisited it recently on a DVD after watching the remake (Denzel Washington one). Well this movie itself is a western remake of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. As a fan of western films n being a big fan of Mcqueen, i enjoyed it more than Seven Samurai. The film is an engaging n adventurous western, awesomely directed by John Sturges. The story is simple, poor farmers hire seven gunslingers to protect them from a small army of bandits.

Yul Brynner is full of attitude n terrific as the leader of the seven. Steve McQueen really shines as the right-hand man. Charlie Bronson in his leanest physique wearing a stylish full sleeves tshirt n denim shirt. James Coburn is cool but very deadly with his knife than guns. His body language speaking louder than any of his lines. Robert Vaughn as the man who loves to live life king size n who's fightin his inner demons. Brad Dexter is the big muscular guy with a good sense of humour. And then there is Eli Wallach as the bandit leader. Watch out for Wallach's statement on generosity. The film has a lot of great scenes involving the action and shootouts that is engaging to watch. The Magnificent Seven is not complete without mentioning Elmer Bernstein's legendary score.


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