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The Brute and the Beast (1966)

Le colt cantarono la morte e fu... tempo di massacro (original title)
A prospector and his drunkard half-brother must fight a rancher and his sadistic son after they seize control of his farm.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
Franco Nero ... Tom Corbett
George Hilton ... Jeff 'Slim' Corbett
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 ... Scott Henchman (as Franco Morici)
Rina Franchetti Rina Franchetti ... Mercedes
Tchang Yu Tchang Yu ... Undertaker (as Yu Tchang)
Aysanoa Runachagua ... Sonko (as 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-282

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When they meet ...it's time for MASSACRE! See more »


Certificate:

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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 Silver Saddle (1978). See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Jeff Corbett: Hey, Gentlemen!
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Alternate Versions

This film is available in the U.S. in an English dubbed version under the title "Massacre Time" but with the original title and credits in Italian. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Back Home, Someday
(A Man Alone)
Music by Sergio Bardotti and Sergio Endrigo, Lyrics by Lucio Fulci
Performed by Sergio Endrigo with Orchestration by Coriolano Gori (as Lallo Gori)
Released on Cetra SP1314 7" 45rpm single
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Essential Spaghetti Western from Lucio Fulci.
8 January 2008 | by coldwaterpdhSee all my reviews

"Massacre Time" is one of the most awesome Italian Western films I've seen. It's more violent than the usual fare, as you might expect from the one and only Fulci. He delivers with this one! The plot is simple enough: Franco Nero is a man who is wronged by a ruthless gang. He seeks revenge. Does he get it? Well, you'll have to see to find out. Trust me, you'll be rooting for this dude! It's awesome.

The only thing that sucks about this flick is how hard it is to find. I wonder why they haven't released this one Anchor Bay or something like they did "Four of the Apocalypse." The only version I could find is a Japanese import that is just so-so. The one thing I have to say is that this film must be seen in Italian with English subtitles. The dubbing is not the best.

If you can find it, buy it. As a Spaghetti Western fan, you will not regret it. "Massacre Time" is a must! 8 out of 10, kids.


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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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