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Ehi amico... c'è Sabata. Hai chiuso! (1969)

A master gunfighter teams up with his banjo-playing partner and a Mexican bandit to foil the town leaders of Daugherty, Texas, who want to steal $100,000 from their own bank to buy land that the approaching railroad will cross.

Director:

Gianfranco Parolini (as Frank Kramer)

Writers:

Renato Izzo (story), Gianfranco Parolini (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Van Cleef ... Sabata
William Berger ... Banjo
Ignazio Spalla ... Carrincha (as Pedro Sanchez)
Aldo Canti Aldo Canti ... Indio (as Nick Jordan)
Franco Ressel ... Stengel
Antonio Gradoli Antonio Gradoli ... Ferguson (as Anthony Gradwell)
Linda Veras ... Jane
Claudio Undari ... Oswald, Stengel Henchman (as Robert Hundar)
Gianni Rizzo Gianni Rizzo ... Judge O'Hara
Spartaco Conversi Spartaco Conversi ... Slim, Stengel Henchman (as Spanny Convery)
Carlo Tamberlani Carlo Tamberlani ... Nichols (as Charles Tamblyn)
Luciano Pigozzi ... False Father Brown (as Alan Collins)
Marco Zuanelli Marco Zuanelli ... Sharky, Gunman Hired by Stengel
Franco Marletta Franco Marletta ... Captain
Andrea Aureli ... Daniel (as Andrew Ray)
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Storyline

A master gunfighter competes with the town leaders of Daugherty, Texas to steal an army safe containing $100,000 intended to buy the land upon which the coming railroad will be built. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu> and tanglefreak98

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Taglines:

The man with gunsight eyes comes to kill!

Genres:

Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for western violence and some sexual situations | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

16 September 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Sabata See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Body count: 75. See more »

Goofs

After Sabata returns the safe, the colonel instructs a lieutenant to "see about his money". The officer who approaches to determine the reward is a captain. See more »

Quotes

Stengel: [Believing he's got Sabata beat] Before you die, you should know that those men with superior talents... and consequently with superior powers... always have one last card to play.
Sabata: You know, Stengel, I wouldn't bet a dollar on that last card.
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Connections

Followed by È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Ehi Amico C'e' Sabata (Main Title)
Music composed by Marcello Giombini
Vocals performed by Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni (uncredited)
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Excellent entertainment and as always, Lee Van Cleef is magnificent.
11 July 2001 | by ferryman-999See all my reviews

Except for one character (Alley Cat, the jumping Indian) and a few bits of dialogue, this film was excellent. Unlike some of the Spaghetti Westerns, it kept true to the tongue-in-cheek nature of the genre while still presenting a gritty, violent story. I particularly like the portrayal of Banjo's relationship with Jane, which accurately compares and contrasts the mercenary sides of men and women.

Lee Van Cleef was, as always, always, always, excellent. Magnificent. How could Hollywood have ever neglected such a wonderful actor? Even when merely walking around a room, he commanded complete attention and gives insight into the character. William Berger couldn't have been better as Banjo. Indeed, he played the 'I'll take any side as long as I can get lots of money out of it' type of character much better than Clint Eastwood did.

The dialogue goes on a bit in a few places but other than that, works very well. The music is not exceptional, but the main theme is catchy and for all its 'pop music' somehow fits the film.


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