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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

Per un pugno di dollari (original title)
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

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(as Bob Robertson)

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(story) (as A. Bonzzoni), (dialogue) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Joe
... Marisol
... Ramón Rojo (as John Wells) (as Johnny Wels)
Wolfgang Lukschy ... John Baxter (as W. Lukschy)
... Esteban Rojo (as S. Rupp)
Joseph Egger ... Piripero (as Joe Edger)
... Don Miguel Benito Rojo
José Calvo ... Silvanito (as Jose Calvo)
... Consuelo Baxter (as Margherita Lozano)
... Julián (as Daniel Martin)
Benito Stefanelli ... Rubio (as Benny Reeves)
... Chico (as Richard Stuyvesant)
Bruno Carotenuto ... Antonio Baxter (as Carol Brown)
... Rojo gang member (as Aldo Sambreli)
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Storyline

An anonymous, but deadly man rides into a town torn by war between two factions, the Baxters and the Rojo's. Instead of fleeing or dying, as most other would do, the man schemes to play the two sides off each other, getting rich in the bargain. Written by Andrew Hyatt <dres@uiuc.edu>

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In his own way he is, perhaps, the most dangerous man who ever lived! See more »

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Western

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 January 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Fist Full of Dollars  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,500,000
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Clint Eastwood recalled, "I've never been to Italy. I've never been to Spain. I've never been to Germany. I've never been to any of the countries (coproducing) this film. The worst I can come out of this is a nice little trip. I'll go over there and learn some stuff. I'll see how other people make films in other countries." See more »

Goofs

When Chico is left alone to guard the Rojos' compound while the Rojos are fighting the Baxters, Chico is shown riding on horseback among the Rojos gang when they are riding back to the compound. See more »

Quotes

Consuelo Baxter: [Directed at the Rojos, who have just slaughtered her family] Murderers. They had no guns. Murderers! I hope you rot in hell! May you and your brothers die spitting blood! Curse you for this! MURDERERS!
[Esteban Rojo levels his revolver and calmly shoots her]
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Sweet Betsy from Pike
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Written by John A. Stone
Performed by Clint Eastwood
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the first in the Man With No Name trilogy
30 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

it took me awhile to get around to watching this movie,which is considered a classic by a lot of people.it was a bit too sedate for my tastes,although it wasn't a horrible movie and it probably bears viewing at least twice.it's the first of three movies in the Man With no Name trilogy,directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood as the man with no name.he's also the quiet man with no name.the character doesn't say much unless he needs to.he's brooding and mysterious,and doesn't give too much away about himself.he's also calm and cool,at least on the outside,showing little or no outward emotion. Eastwood is the perfect actor to play this character.though he was in the series Rawhide,it was apparently this series that rocketed him to fame.although i thought there were some slow moment here and there,i didn't hate the film,and i can understand why it has the following and reputation it does.for me,Fistful of Dollars is a 6/10


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