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Companeros (1970)

Vamos a matar, compañeros (original title)
A Swedish arms dealer and a Mexican peon team up to rescue the intellectual leader of the Revolutionary cause, while taking part in numerous misadventures along the way.

Director:

Sergio Corbucci

Writers:

Arduino Maiuri (as Dino Maiuri), Massimo De Rita | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Yodlaf Peterson
Tomas Milian ... El Vasco
Fernando Rey ... Professor Vitaliano Xantos
Iris Berben ... Lola
José Bódalo ... General Mongo Álvarez (as Francisco Bódalo)
Eduardo Fajardo ... Colonel (as Edoardo Fajardo)
Karin Schubert ... Zaira Harris
Gino Pernice ... Casino Croupier (as Luigi Pernice)
Álvaro de Luna ... John's Henchman
Jesús Fernández Jesús Fernández ... Xantista
Claudio Scarchilli Claudio Scarchilli
Lorenzo Robledo Lorenzo Robledo ... Captain Jim
Giovanni Petti Giovanni Petti ... Border Officer
Gérard Tichy ... Lieutenant
Gianni Pulone Gianni Pulone ... (as Giovanni Pulone)
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Storyline

Arms dealer Yolaf Peterson aims to make a sale to guerilla Mongo, but the money is locked in a bank safe, the combination known only to Professor Xantos, a prisoner of the Americans. Yolaf agrees to free Xantos, accompanied by reluctant guerilla Basco, but a former business partner of Yolaf's- John 'The Wooden Hand', has other ideas. Written by Tom Seldon <elpuro@msn.com>

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Death was their trademark, money their code of honor, and they're destined to kill each other. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy | West Germany | Spain

Language:

Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

April 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Companeros See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tomas Milian improvised the song about Franco Nero's blue eyes for the scene in which he cuts the rope while Nero is standing on a barrel. See more »

Goofs

When El Vasco (Tomas Milian) tear open the blouse of Lola (Iris Berben) to reveal her breasts, the tan lines from a Bikini are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Yolof Peterson: If you ever come to Sweden, I'll let you meet my sister.
El Vasco: [singing] Beautiful eyes, just like the sky... just like your sister, huh?
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Connections

Referenced in Sholay (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Vamos A Matar Compañeros (Titoli)
Music composed by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Sergio Corbucci & Bruno Corbucci
Performed by Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni
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Great, wonderful "spaghetti-western"
15 June 2000 | by f.gimenezSee all my reviews

Yes, it is. "Vamos a matar, compañeros!" is to me one of the best "spaghetti-westerns" ever made. Starred by the best actors that a movie of this genre may have: Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, Jack Palance, Fernando Rey. Music by the master Morricone, one of his best compositions. And to boots, directed by the one and only Sergio Corbucci. This team just couldn´t make a bad movie... It´s most enjoyable from its beginning to the end. By the way, the last scene of the movie is what makes it even finer. Obviously I won´t tell you the end...because if you have the chance you must watch this movie.


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