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A Bullet for Sandoval (1969)

Los desesperados (original title)
PG-13 | | Western | May 1970 (USA)
A Confederate deserter, whose Mexican girlfriend dies during childbirth, starts a feud with her Mexican family, becomes an outlaw and vows revenge on all who wronged him.

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Julio Buchs

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Julio Buchs (screenplay), Julio Buchs (story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hilton ... Corporal John Warner
Ernest Borgnine ... Don Pedro Sandoval
Alberto de Mendoza ... Lucky Boy
Leo Anchóriz ... Friar
Annabella Incontrera ... Carol Day
Antonio Pica ... Sam Powell
José Manuel Martín José Manuel Martín ... Guerico
Manuel de Blas ... José Gonzalez Sandoval
Manuel Miranda Manuel Miranda ... Francisco Gonzalez Sandoval
Gustavo Rojo ... El Guadalupano
Andrea Aureli ... James Morton
Mary Paz Pondal Mary Paz Pondal ... Isabel
Andrés Mejuto ... Confederate General
José Guardiola ... Chihuahua Governor
George Rigaud ... General Jackson (as Jorge Rigaud)
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Storyline

A soldier deserts his outfit the night before a major battle, after receiving an urgent message. He heads across the border to Mexico to marry his pregnant girlfriend before she gives birth. Her father had forbidden their marriage, but the soldier is determined. Circumstances turn the soldier into an outlaw who vows vengeance on everyone involved. Written by ms_sunshine

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Kill or be killed...Be quick or be dead. See more »

Genres:

Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for western violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

May 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bullet for Sandoval See more »

Filming Locations:

Almeria, Andalucia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,132
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sometimes it is falsely claimed the movie was co-directed by Lucio Fulci, but this is not true. Actor George Hilton has stated so in many interviews. See more »

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Referenced in Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008) See more »

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Bullet for Sandoval
9 April 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Bullet for Sandoval, A (1969)

*** (out of 4)

Interesting Spaghetti Western takes place during the Civil War when a soldier (George Hilton) gets word that his pregnant girlfriend is dying. By the time he reaches the house she has died and her jealous father (Ernest Borgnine) makes him leave with their newborn son. Without the resources to take care of the child, it dies and soon the soldier sets out for revenge. This film has a great revenge story going for it but by the time it ended I was pretty mad at the movie because it could have been so much better. The film has several subplots and none of them are as interesting as the revenge story so these subplots get in the way and in the end they really pull the film back some. The film's main story is still good enough to make this worth watching as it features some great action sequences as well as two good performances by the leads. Hilton is very good in his mainly silent role and Borgnine delivers a maniac style performance. The ending is very strange and bizarre but it works well with the film even though the revenge takes a few different turns.


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