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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (original title)
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Director:

Sergio Leone

Writers:

Luciano Vincenzoni (story), Sergio Leone (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eli Wallach ... Tuco
Clint Eastwood ... Blondie
Lee Van Cleef ... Sentenza / Angel Eyes
Aldo Giuffrè ... Alcoholic Union Captain (as Aldo Giuffre')
Luigi Pistilli ... Father Pablo Ramirez
Rada Rassimov ... Maria
Enzo Petito Enzo Petito ... Storekeeper
Claudio Scarchilli Claudio Scarchilli ... Mexican Peon
John Bartha ... Sheriff (as John Bartho)
Livio Lorenzon Livio Lorenzon ... Baker
Antonio Casale ... Jackson / Bill Carson
Sandro Scarchilli Sandro Scarchilli ... Mexican Peon
Benito Stefanelli ... Member of Angel Eyes' Gang
Angelo Novi Angelo Novi ... Monk
Antonio Casas ... Stevens
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Storyline

Blondie (The Good) (Clint Eastwood) is a professional gunslinger who is out trying to earn a few dollars. Angel Eyes (The Bad) (Lee Van Cleef) is a hitman who always commits to a task and sees it through, as long as he is paid to do so. And Tuco (The Ugly) (Eli Wallach) is a wanted outlaw trying to take care of his own hide. Tuco and Blondie share a partnership together making money off of Tuco's bounty, but when Blondie unties the partnership, Tuco tries to hunt down Blondie. When Blondie and Tuco come across a horse carriage loaded with dead bodies, they soon learn from the only survivor, Bill Carson (Antonio Casale), that he and a few other men have buried a stash of gold in a cemetery. Unfortunately, Carson dies and Tuco only finds out the name of the cemetery, while Blondie finds out the name on the grave. Now the two must keep each other alive in order to find the gold. Angel Eyes (who had been looking for Bill Carson) discovers that Tuco and Blondie met with Carson and knows ... Written by Jeremy Thomson

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Trivia

Filming had a short delay when Clint Eastwood refused to turn up for work until writer and director Sergio Leone agreed to his $250,000 fee, in addition to a new Ferrari. See more »

Goofs

When Blondie and Tuco are carrying the explosives on the stretcher, at first the stretcher is missing several wooden slats, but as they approach the bridge, it changes into a completely different stretcher with no missing slats. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Stevens: You're... from Baker?
[Angel Eyes is silent, eating a bowl of stew and staring at him]
Stevens: Tell Baker that I told him all that I know already and I want to live in peace, understand? That it's no use to go on tormenting me! I know nothing at all about that case of coins.
[Angel Eyes stops eating and looks interested]
Stevens: Now that gold has disappeared, but if he'd listened we could have avoided this altogether. I went to the Army court; there were no witnesses. They couldn't uncover any more. I...
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Crazy Credits

Although Eli Wallach has the most screen time and is one of the titular characters, he is credited as "...and Eli Wallach in the role of Tuco" after all the other actors' names appear. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2003, MGM Studios (current owner of the producing studio, United Artists) in association with Martin Scorcese, Clint Eastwood, and original producer Alberto Grimaldi, painstakingly restored the original 3-hour Italian version using the 14 minutes that had been previously cut (and used only as a supplement on the DVD). Because these scenes had never before been dubbed into English, Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach (as well as voice doubles filling in for actors who had since passed away) were brought in to re-dub their lines into English. The film was also remastered in six-track Dolby Digital. This version premiered on cable's American Movie Classics network. It has also been released in revival film houses in the U.S. and in Australia. See more »


Soundtracks

The Ecstasy of Gold
Written by Ennio Morricone
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You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those who have rated this movie 10 stars and those who are wrong.
18 July 2020 | by smepbcvSee all my reviews

Best western in history, best soundtrack in history. Mesmerizing acting by the 3 main characters, Eli Wallach is the standout star of the film. Cinematography is really well done and the shots are beautiful. The ending is absolutely perfect.


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Country:

Italy | Spain | West Germany | USA

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

29 December 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Good, the Ugly, the Bad See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$25,100,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,253,751
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (dubbed) | (2003 extended English) | (1968) (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (2003 Extended English version)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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