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Bandidos (1967)

Unrated | | Western | 15 October 1967 (Italy)
Renowned gunman Richard Martin is traveling on a train, held up by Billy Kane, a former student of Martin's. Kane spares Martin, but only after shooting his hands. Years later, Martin meets... See full summary »

Director:

Massimo Dallamano (as Max Dillman)

Writers:

Luis Laso (story), Juan Cobos (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Richard Martin
Terry Jenkins Terry Jenkins ... Ricky Shot
María Martín ... Betty Starr
Venantino Venantini ... Billy Kane
Marco Guglielmi Marco Guglielmi ... Kramer
Cris Huerta Cris Huerta ... Vigonza (as Chris Huerta)
Massimo Sarchielli ... Munoz
Jesús Puente
Antonio Pica ... Train Porter
Valentino Macchi Valentino Macchi
Roberto Messina Roberto Messina
Giancarlo Bastianoni Giancarlo Bastianoni ... Sam
Guglielmo Bogliani Guglielmo Bogliani
Gino Barbacane Gino Barbacane ... Blonde Kane Henchman
Giancarlo Sisti Giancarlo Sisti
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Storyline

Renowned gunman Richard Martin is traveling on a train, held up by Billy Kane, a former student of Martin's. Kane spares Martin, but only after shooting his hands. Years later, Martin meets an escaped convict, wrongly convicted for the train robbery. Martin trains his new student and both men seek out Billy Kane. Written by Tom Seldon <elpuro.msn.com>

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Western

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 October 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandidos - elä kostaaksesi See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

EPIC, Hesperia Films S.A. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

La ballata del treno
Performed by Nico Fidenco
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The gunslinger with crippled hands seeks his revenge
24 May 2005 | by marc-366See all my reviews

This film starts with a classic sequence in which a train is held up by Billy Kane (Venantini) and his bandits. All the passengers are brutally massacred because, as Kane rightly states, if you don't want your face on any reward posters, you don't leave any witnesses. There is one survivor however - Richard Martin (Salerno) - a renowned fast gunslinger who attempts to take on the gang singlehandedly. There is previous history between the gunmen, and to remove the threat Kane shoots and cripples both of Martin's hands, ending his gunslinging days for good.

Years pass, and Martin is now travelling from town to town, hosting a gunslinger show. Fate brings him face to face with escaped convict Ricky Shot (Jenkins) who he takes under his wing, passing on his prowess with a gun, with the aim of using the young hotshot to gain his revenge on Kane. As it happens, Ricky Shot has his own motive for facing Kane, as we find out as the story unfolds.

Bandidos is a classic spaghetti western in the revenge sphere. Whilst the cast features none of the usual spaghetti stalwarts that we know and love, it is well casted, particularly Salerno in the part of Martin. It is also superbly directed by Dallamano, a man better known for his thrillers.

The film contains some superbly tense gunfights, matched with a decent soundtrack. The story is at all times riveting, making Bandidos a highly recommended film for all lovers of Italian westerns, and maybe a few more besides.


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