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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 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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There's Nothing Between Them But Hate...For Each Other! See more »

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Western

Certificate:

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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 Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

A Man Alone
(Come Back Home Someday)
Written by Coriolano Gori
Performed by Sergio Endrigo
Cetra SP1314 7" 45rpm single
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Rather mediocre Spaghetti Western...
5 March 2002 | by Samoan BobSee all my reviews

...Lucio Fulci's "Massacre Time" is a typical Spaghetti Western with a few things that seperate it from the pack. First, the presence of schlock horror-maestro Lucio Fulci makes it worth a try for devotees of the king of Italian gore. Second, the shootout at the end (while nothing compared to the action scenes of Sergio Corbucci, the best action director of Spaghetti Westerns) is quite interesting especially considering the many John Woo trademarks throughout (flipping while firing, the emptying of guns into a single person at close range, birds flying through the air, etc.). Whether this is coincidence or outright theft is up in the air. Third, the wonderful score. You'll be humming the theme song for the rest of the day.

To sum it up, this flick is interesting, but more or less typical for the genre.


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