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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 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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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

Carrincha: Hey, amigo! Who in hell are you, anyway?
Sabata: Didn't I ever mention it?
[Turns his horse and rides off]
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Connections

Spoofed in Big Money Rustlas (2010) 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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Best of the Sabata series
2 September 1998 | by SMK-3See all my reviews

Several spaghetti westerns inspired a number of sequels focussing on a particular kind of shady hero. Beside the widely known "man with no name" there are (amongst others) Django, Sartana, Ringo, Spirito Sancto and this one, Sabata.

Sabata is partly inspired by 'For a few dollars more', since Lee van Cleef plays the bounty hunter Sabata as a character with similar features to his Colonel Mortimer. Especially noticeable is his collection of shooting gadgets. Western fans are used to the never-reload always-hit one-mile -range magic revolvers of classic westerns. In this film, Sabata wins a shoot-out by simply staying out of the range of his opponents revolver and shooting him with one of his long-range weapons.

Despite being a bounty hunter, Sabata has his peculiar code of honor, as opposed to the villain of the piece, the sleazy rich land owner Stengel, played superbly by Franco Ressel. As you might expect there is little doubt how it will all end but director Parolini keeps us guessing about Sabata's next moves.

A superior spaghetti western.


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