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Django the Bastard (1969)

Django il bastardo (original title)
PG | | Western | 19 April 1974 (USA)
A Union soldier survives attempted murder to take revenge on three officers who betrayed his unit in battle.


Sergio Garrone


Sergio Garrone (original story and screenplay), Anthony Steffen (original story and screenplay) (as Antonio De Teffè)

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Complete credited cast:
Anthony Steffen ... Django
Paolo Gozlino Paolo Gozlino ... Major Rod Murdok
Luciano Rossi ... Hugh / Jack Murdok (as Lu Kamante)
Teodoro Corrà Teodoro Corrà ... Williams
Jean Louis Jean Louis ... Howard Ross
Carlo Gaddi Carlo Gaddi ... Brett
Victoriano Gazzarra Victoriano Gazzarra ... Sam Hawkens
Thomas Rudy Thomas Rudy ... Rowland (as Tomas Rudi)
Lucia Bomez ... Whore
Emy Rossi Scotti Emy Rossi Scotti ... Howard's Wife
Rada Rassimov ... Alethea / Alida Murdok


A Union soldier survives attempted murder to take revenge on three officers who betrayed his unit in battle.

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Release Date:

19 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Strangers Gundown See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

THe original Italian version of this film has a precredits explanatory scene: the betrayal of the confederates, and their subsequent massacre. For the English dubbed export version, this flashback was moved later in the film, and this is the version of the film available on DVD in America (from VCI) and on VHS in the UK (from Aktiv). The Italian DVD release contains the original Italian version of the film, with the flashback positioned before the credits as the filmmakers intended. See more »


Referenced in Django Explained (2013) See more »

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SCARY Horror/Spaghetti Western
12 February 2001 | by MarKus-371See all my reviews

"DJANGO THE BASTARD" is a real odd horror flick. Usually in horror movies they take place in modern day. The setting for this movie is in 1880's southern states. During the civil war, Army officers sold their entire regiment to the enemy, who brutally massacred them. One survived, (or did he?) and his name is Django. 13 years later he comes back to get revenge on the Officers and kill ANYONE who gets in his way. Some people think Django is supernatural, is he? See the movie to find out. When Django plants the first cross in the ground, at the start, it really freaked me out. He places a cross in the ground with the name of the officer he wants dead, while they're still alive. When ever Django appears it scares me, because he looks like a cold killer who doesnt care if anyone lives or dies. He kills the officers with a gun most of the time or he beats them to death in some gory fashion. In one scene he's kneeling by a campfire, talking to gangsters. When he walks away an explosion occurs killing the gangsters...really scared me because I didn't expect it. This whole movie really gives me the creeps, call me crazy, but it does, it really scares me!, and the horror classic "HALLOWEEN" didnt give me a fright at all. This film is more Horror than spaghetti western, so don't knock becuase it takes place 100 years ago. Definatley on my top 10 Horror List. I give it an 8/10.

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