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The 5-Man Army (1969)

Un esercito di 5 uomini (original title)
Spaghetti western about a group of bandits, led by Peter Graves, who plan on robbing a train transporting gold for the Mexican army.

Writers:

Marc Richards (screenplay), Dario Argento (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Graves ... Dutchman
James Daly ... Augustus
Bud Spencer ... Mesito
Nino Castelnuovo ... Luis
Tetsurô Tanba ... Samurai
Claudio Gora ... Esteban
Carlo Alighiero Carlo Alighiero ... Gutierrez
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Mexican Officer
Dan Sturkie Dan Sturkie ... Carnival Barker
José Torres ... Mexican Spy (as Jose Torres)
Marino Masé ... Railroad Man (as Marino Mase)
Annabella Andreoli Annabella Andreoli ... Perla
Daniela Giordano ... Maria
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Storyline

Set during the Mexican Revolution, a man known only as "The Dutchman" has a plan, and brings in four of his old acquaintences, including an old army buddy and a silent Japanese swordsman, to help him out by promising a $1000 reward if it succeeds. The plan turns out to be a fool's mission: rob a train carrying $500,000 in gold that's guarded by dozens of heavily armed soldiers and passes through a steady stream of military checkpoints. Naturally, his friends agree to go along with the scheme. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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...heists a fortune in Mexican gold


Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 February 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 5-Man Army See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Production Co:

Tiger Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Don Taylor did not complete " Five Man Army ". It was probably finished by either Dario Argento or Giulio Questi. See more »

Goofs

One of the soldiers killed on the train opens his eyes as they set up his body to make it look like he is still alive. See more »

Quotes

Dutchman: Some men die for money, some die for causes. They're gonna die for us.
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Spaghetti Western at Best
17 April 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The Mexican emissary and former acrobat Luis Dominguez (Nino Castelnuovo) comes to America to summon the outlaw Mesito (Bud Spencer) that is working in a farm; the gambler and expert in dynamite Capt. Nicolas Augustus (James Daly); and the mute Japanese Samurai (Tetsuro Tamba) that has a great skill with knives under the call of their acquaintance Dutchman (Peter Graves) from Mexico with the promise of a reward of one thousand dollar for each one. When the five men reunite, Dutchman explains that there is a big, fat, juice train transporting five hundred thousand dollar for the Dictator General Huerta and the leader of the revolutionary forces proposed them to rob the train to support the peasants and the revolution. However, the plan seems to be impossible to be accomplished since the train is protected by an army, but the five men decide to rob the gold and double-cross the revolutionaries. But some of them have hidden intentions…

"Un Esercito di Cinque Uomini" is a "spaguetti" western at best. The story, with screenplay of Dario Argento, is full of action and betrayals developed in a fast pace and with a great camera work. The result is a funny and entertaining movie, with situations resolved in the most impossible way. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Exército de 5 Homens" ("Five Man Army")


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