Manco (Clint Eastwood) is a bounty killer chasing El Indio (Gian Maria Volontè) and his gang. During his hunting, he meets Colonel Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), another bounty killer, and they decide to make a partnership, chase the bad guys together and split the reward. During their enterprise, there will be lots of bullets and funny situations. In the end, one of the bounty hunters shows the real intention of his hunting.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The title of this movie reportedly originated out of spite towards Jolly Films, the producers of A Fistful of Dollars (1964), with whom Sergio Leone had a bitter falling out. See more »
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Col. Douglas Mortimer:
Is this part of Tucumcari?
We should pass there in about three to four minutes.
Col. Douglas Mortimer:
Carpetbagger on Train:
Well, eh, excuse me, but you made a mistake, Reverend. I couldn't help hearing you're going to Tucumcari. I sell goods around here, and I gotta tell you, you're on the wrong train. I think the nearest stop to Tucumcari is Amarillo. By getting off at Santa Fe and returning by way of Amarillo, you should be able to get right where... ...
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The title credits disappear as if being shot by a gun. See more »
The British cinema release version was cut by the BBFC to shorten the beating scene after a few punches, and to completely remove the second flashback sequence where Mortimer's sister shoots herself to avoid a possible rape. Although all UK video and original DVD releases contained these scenes the 2005 Special Edition DVD was missing around 20 secs from the beating (which ends abruptly and without the dialogue exchange between Indio and Groggy). See more »
Excellent fun with sadistic humor from Leone. Eastwood's best performance in a Leone film. Van Cleef is good in a role similar to Chuck Bronson's in "Once Upon a Time in the West". He is menacing and sympathetic, whereas in "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" he is just campy and all "bad guy" (but still fun). What makes both performances so memorable I think is that Van Cleef seems to be in touch with Leone's dark humor, where Eastwood is used as a straight man. Volonte is also excellent in the bandito role Leone used (an example of a standard European character type who reminds the audience of earthiness and the basic ignorance and greed of man). A much better film than most people who've seen it on a Saturday afternoon on TV probably realize -- you have to see these movies in the theater to get the full hit.
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