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The Brute and the Beast (1966)

Le colt cantarono la morte e fu... tempo di massacro (original title)
A prospector must fight a sadistic man and his son who have taken over his ranch.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Fernando Di Leo (screenplay), Fernando Di Leo (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Franco Nero ... Tom Corbett
George Hilton ... Jeffrey Corbett
Linda Sini Linda Sini ... Brady (as Lynn Shane)
Giuseppe Addobbati ... Mr. Scott (as John M. Douglas)
Nino Castelnuovo ... Jason 'Junior' Scott
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Murray
Franco Moruzzi Franco Moruzzi ... (as Franco Morici)
Rina Franchetti Rina Franchetti ... Mercedes
Tchang Yu Tchang Yu ... Undertaker
Aysanoa Runachagua ... Sonko
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Storyline

In 1866 New Mexico, Tom Corbett is a prospector who is called back to his hometown in Laramie Town, Texas at the bequest of a old family friend. Tom arrives in the town to see it under the control of a ruthless and greedy gangster named Jason Scott, who's psychotic and murder-crazed son, Junior Scott, runs it with fear with a posse of thugs who kill anyone who protests their business tactics. Tom finds his brother Jeff, a drunkard looked after by their family maid Mercedes. Tom then tries to persuade Jeff to help him take down the sadistic Scotts so the town can rest easy in peace and harmony again. Written by Matt patay

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When they meet...It's time for massacre! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Massacre Time See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first of three spaghetti westerns that Lucio Fulci made. The other two were The Four of the Apocalypse... (1975) and Sella d'argento (1978). See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Jeff Corbett: Hey, Gentlemen!
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Referenced in La notte americana del dr. Lucio Fulci (1994) See more »

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A Man Alone
(Come Back Home Someday)
Written by Coriolano Gori
Performed by Sergio Endrigo
Cetra SP1314 7" 45rpm single
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Rare Western From the Godfather of Gore
25 February 2000 | by eibon09See all my reviews

Lucio Fulci would direct only three Westerns in his career and this is one of them. Tempo Di Massacro/Massacre Time(1966) came out three years before his first prosperous period in the early 70's. Although the Fulci touch is not fully developed, there are still scenes which contains mannerisms that would later become his trademark. It is about friendship and the lack of woman in a family structure. This film is also about the greedy and sadistic nature of the rich.

Massacre Time exhibits the fact that Lucio Fulci was not a hack as many people believe. It also shows that he was a talented film-maker who was capable of making great feature films. One reason to watch Massacre Time(1966) is the appearence of Franco Nero as this was done before he worked with Sergio Corbucci to do Django(1966). The story starts out slow, but ends in a awesome gun battle that foreshadows the famous shootouts of the Hong Kong Action films of the 80's and early 90's. The best way to view this film is via widescreen and hopefully in the Italian language as dubbing would gives this film little justice.


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