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Django (1966)

Not Rated | | Action, Western | December 1966 (USA)
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A coffin-dragging gunslinger and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter feud between a Klan of Southern racists and a band of Mexican Revolutionaries.

Director:

Sergio Corbucci

Writers:

Sergio Corbucci (story), Bruno Corbucci (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Franco Nero ... Django
José Bódalo ... Gen. Hugo Rodriguez (as José Bodalo)
Loredana Nusciak ... Maria
Ángel Álvarez ... Nathaniel the Bartender (as Angel Alvarez)
Gino Pernice ... Brother Jonathan (as Jimmy Douglas)
Simón Arriaga Simón Arriaga ... Miguel (as Simon Arriaga)
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... Klan Member (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Remo De Angelis Remo De Angelis ... Ricardo (as Erik Schippers)
Rafael Albaicín Rafael Albaicín ... Member of Hugo's Gang (as Raphael Albaicin)
José Canalejas ... Member of Hugo's Gang (as José Canalecas)
Eduardo Fajardo ... Major Jackson
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Storyline

In the opening scene a lone man walks, behind him he drags a coffin. That man is Django. He rescues a woman from bandits and, later, arrives in a town ravaged by the same bandits. The scene for confrontation is set. But why does he drag that coffin everywhere and who, or what, is in it? Written by Michael Lawn <mlawn@attmail.com>

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Taglines:

He killed for gold... He killed for his woman... He killed for himself! See more »

Genres:

Action | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jango See more »

Filming Locations:

Elios Film, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,150, 21 December 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,097, 3 February 2013
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (censored) | (censored)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The title "Django" is a reference to renowned jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, who had a crippled hand. Viewers at the time would have been aware of this allusion. See more »

Goofs

After Django smacks Ricardo with the butt of his own rifle and throws it back to him, Ricardo angrily readies the rifle with the intention of shooting Django. Although a metallic clicking sound is heard, he is actually shown to be miming the action (presumably by mistake)--his hand is not within the lever. See more »

Quotes

Django: You can clean up the mess, now. But don't touch my coffin.
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Alternate Versions

The USA DVD has both the original version, spoken in Italian, and a dubbed English version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gun (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Django (theme)
Lyrics by Franco Migliacci (as Migliacci) and Robert Mellin (uncredited)
Composed by Luis Bacalov (as Enriquez)
Conducted by Bruno Nicolai (uncredited)
Performed by Rocky Roberts
Published by General Music [it]
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Mystical central figure
31 March 1999 | by SMK-4See all my reviews

At least in Europe, this other spaghetti western variation of Kurosawa's Yojimbo was probably even more influential than the film that created the genre, A Fistful of Dollars, with countless imitations, rip-offs, sequels, remakes. The title hero is again very different from traditional Western heroes, but this time he is a much more mystical (almost religious) figure than even the man with no name, and the places he goes to are even dirtier and more desperate and downtrodden than any place we would find in a Leone Western.

The impressive opening sequence shows Django dragging a coffin behind him through a muddy and featureless landscape, accompanied by Bacalov's title song (not Morricone, for a change), heading for his first battle. The coffin, his dark coat, and the mystique around him make him appear like an angel of death, invoking associations with the Red Death character in Roger Corman's Masque of the Red Death. Django is not quite as untouchable and supernatural, but the body count in his trace is comparable.


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