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The Mercenary ()

Il mercenario (original title)
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A greedy Polish mercenary aids a mine worker and peasant girl as they lead a revolution against the oppressive Mexican Government, and are pursued by an American rival.

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Sergei Kowalski - the Polish
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Paco Roman
Franco Giacobini ...
Pepote
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Alfonso García
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Studs
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Ramón (as Alvaro De Luna)
Raf Baldassarre ...
Mateo
Joe Kamel ...
Sebastian
Ugo Adinolfi
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Ricciolo - 'Curly'
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Columba
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José María Aguinaco ...
Ramirez (uncredited)
Simón Arriaga ...
Simón (uncredited)
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Lerkin (uncredited)
Juan Cazalilla ...
Mayor (uncredited)
Remo De Angelis ...
Hudo (uncredited)
Alejandro de Enciso ...
Juan (uncredited)
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Garcia's Cousin (uncredited)
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Columba (uncredited) (voice)
Bernie Grant ...
Garcia's Brother (uncredited) (voice)
A. Jiménez Castellanos ...
(uncredited)
Guillermo Méndez ...
Captain (uncredited)
Enrique Navarro ...
Notary (uncredited)
Francisco Nieto ...
Antonio (uncredited)
Ángel Ortiz ...
Mexican #3 (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Marco (uncredited)
Herman Reynoso ...
Curly's 2nd Man (uncredited)
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Garcia's Brother (uncredited)
Lorenzo Robledo ...
Officer (uncredited)
Vicente Roca ...
Elias Garcia (uncredited)
Fernando Villena ...
Sergeant (uncredited)
José I. Zaldua ...
Innkeeper (uncredited)
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Notary (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sergio Corbucci

Written by

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Franco Solinas ... (story) and
Giorgio Arlorio ... (story)
 
Luciano Vincenzoni ... (screenplay and dialogue)
 
Sergio Spina ... (screenplay and dialogue with the collaboration of) &
Adriano Bolzoni ... (screenplay and dialogue with the collaboration of) &
Sergio Corbucci ... (screenplay and dialogue with the collaboration of)

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Alberto Grimaldi ... producer
Francesco Merli ... associate producer

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Ennio Morricone
Bruno Nicolai

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Alejandro Ulloa ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Eugenio Alabiso

Editorial Department

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Enzo Ocone ... supervising editor
Pina Triunveri ... assistant editor (as Pina Triumveri)

Production Design by

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Piero Filippone

Art Direction by

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Luis Vázquez ... (as Luis Vazquez)

Set Decoration by

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Vázquez Hermanos ... (as Hermanos Vazquez)
Luis Vázquez ... (uncredited)

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Jürgen Henze ... (as Jurgen Henze)

Makeup Department

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Giusy Bovino ... hairdresser (as Giuseppina Bovino)
Alejandro Millón ... makeup artist (as Alejandro Millon)
Raul Ranieri ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Manuel Castedo ... production manager
Santiago Marugán ... production manager
Francesco Merli ... production manager
Pietro Nofri ... unit manager
José Nuño de la Rosa ... assistant production manager
Manuel Muñoz ... production manager (uncredited)
Norberto Soliño ... production manager (uncredited)
Manuel Sánchez ... assistant production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Filiberto Fiaschi ... assistant director
Ricardo Huertas ... assistant director

Art Department

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Tomás Fernández ... settings (uncredited)
Augusto Lega ... settings (uncredited)
Santiago Marugán ... property master (uncredited)
Félix Michelena ... settings (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Renato Cadueri ... sound mixer
Carlo Diotallevi ... sound engineer
Mario Maiozzi ... dubbing mixer
Alfredo Polo ... sound engineer

Special Effects by

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Manuel Baquero ... special effects (as M. Vaquero)
Celeste Battistelli ... special effects (as C. Battistelli)

Stunts

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Miguel Pedregosa ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Antonio Benetti ... still photographer
Sergio Bergamini ... camera operator
Hans Burmann ... camera operator (as Hans Burman)
Julio Leyva ... assistant camera (as Julio M. Leyva)
Isidro Muro ... assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Victoria Ayllón ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Isabel Perales ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bruno Nicolai ... conductor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Remo De Angelis ... master of arms
Serafín García ... production secretary (as Serafin Garcia)
Nando Gazzolo ... voice dubbing: Franco Nero
Franca Invernizzi ... script girl
Orlando Pierfederici ... production secretary
José Nuño de la Rosa ... production secretary (as Jose N. de la Rosa)
Manuel Sánchez ... production assistant
Ferruccio Amendola ... voice dubbing: Franco Ressel (uncredited)
Luciano De Ambrosis ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello ... voice dubbing: Franco Giacobini (uncredited)
Pino Locchi ... voice dubbing: Tony Musante (uncredited)
Gianni Marzocchi ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Bruno Persa ... voice dubbing: Eduardo Fajardo (uncredited)
Carlo Romano ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Rita Savagnone ... voice dubbing: Giovanna Ralli (uncredited)
Renato Turi ... voice dubbing: Jack Palance (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

While a Mexican revolutionary lies low as a U.S. rodeo clown, the cynical Polish mercenary who tutored the idealistic peasant tells how he and a dedicated female radical fought for the soul of the guerrilla general Paco, as Mexicans threw off repressive government and all-powerful landowners in the 1910s. Tracked by the vengeful Curly, Paco liberates villages, but is tempted by social banditry's treasures, which Kowalski revels in. Written by David Stevens

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Taglines He sells death to the highest bidder! Buy or die! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Salario para matar (Spain)
  • The Mercenary (United States)
  • A Professional Gun (United States)
  • Revenge of a Gunfighter (United States)
  • The Mercenary (Canada, English title)
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  • 110 min
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Trivia During filming, the crew caught sight of what appeared to be a UFO. They filmed it and sent photos to NASA, who were impressed with the findings, but nothing further came of the discovery. See more »
Goofs Sergei Kowalski uses a Spanish Astra 400 pistol. The pistol was not introduced until 1921, after the Mexican Revolution. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Western, Italian Style (1968). See more »
Quotes Columba: [of Paco] He was my man. But you only betray a Mexican woman once.
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