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Tepepa (1969)

The Mexican guerilla leader Tepepa and his gang fight against the chief of police, Cascorro.


Giulio Petroni


Ivan Della Mea (screenplay), Ivan Della Mea (story) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomas Milian ... Jesus Maria Moran / Tepepa
Orson Welles ... Colonel Cascorro
John Steiner ... Doctor Henry Price
José Torres ... Pedro Pereira / El Piojo
Luciano Casamonica Luciano Casamonica ... Paquito
Annamaria Lanciaprima Annamaria Lanciaprima ... Consuelo (as Anna Maria Lanciaprima)
Paloma Cela ... Marieta
Clara Colosimo Clara Colosimo ... Sergeant's wife
Rafael Hernández ... Francisco
Giancarlo Badessi Giancarlo Badessi ... Sergeant
Ángel Ortiz Ángel Ortiz ... Urelio
Lina Franchi
Armando Casamonica Armando Casamonica
Mario Doddi Mario Doddi
Paola Natale


In Mexico, at the beginning of the twentieth century, a man is to be executed by Cascorro's men. Doctor Henry Price, en Englishman, arrives in his car and saves him. The nickname of the man is Tepepa and he was a hero of the Revolution. Tepepa asks doctor Price way he saved him and the answer is chilly: to have the pleasure to kill him himself. And he aims his gun at him. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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A Story Of War And Passion See more »


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Director Giulio Petroni claimed that the atmosphere on the set was "terrible," and that Orson Welles called Milian (who idolized Welles) a "dirty Cuban". See more »


After Tepepa blows up their wagon, he fires at the Mexican troops on the ground with his Mauser C96. The model he uses is a standard ten round integral magazine version. He clearly fires more than ten rounds, without reloading. In fact the gun is never reloaded throughout the entire movie. See more »


Referenced in Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) See more »


Al Messico che Vorrei
Composed by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Maria Cristina Brancucci
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17 July 2019 | by RaulFerreiraZemSee all my reviews

Great movie The pacing is great, the way that you get to know about Tepepa's morals is very efficient and adds to the overrall suspense as you find yourself wondering weather you should like him or not; That combined with the background theme of the movie, that is the anarchist mexican revolution, really gives the film a iconoclastic feel to it. It might be a bit too long and the dubbing is really bad but the film is worth it anyway for the insight on the mexican revolution as well as the political and yet not preachy or propaganda-like commentary.

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Release Date:

November 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Long Live the Revolution See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Fono-Roma)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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