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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Yodlaf Peterson
... El Vasco
... John
... Prof. Xantos
... Lola
... Gen. Mongo (as Francisco Bódalo)
... Colonel (as Edoardo Fajardo)
... Zaira
... Tourneur (as Luigi Pernice)
... John's Henchman
Jesús Fernández ... Xantista
Claudio Scarchilli
Lorenzo Robledo ... Captain Jim
Giovanni Petti ... Border Officer
... Lieutenant
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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 »

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Action | Comedy | Western

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, Tomas Milian is seen dragging a coffin out of a graveyard. This is a reference to Sergio Corbucci and Franco Nero's previous collaboration Django (1966) in which the title character drags a coffin behind him. 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

Prof. Xantos: I insisted on saving you because we both belong to the same land. Can you understand that?
El Vasco: I'm not as stupid as I look like.
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Connections

Referenced in Cannibal Holocaust (1980) 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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A wonderful film.
31 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

A year or so ago, i bought a large plasma TV and soon discovered Westerns look fantastic on these screens. I rediscovered spaghetti westerns and didn't realise there were so many. I have scoured the earth to find rarities and have seen most of them over the past year. In my opinion this is one of the best. It is beautifully shot, well acted and very pacy, and of course the music is the icing on the cake. The ending is brilliant. It is unusual to find a film with such inspired comedy and action having such a moving and stirring finale.

After the Leone westerns this is the best. The thing that struck me was that whether a film is well known is due to a product of marketing rather than quality, as I had never heard of this film. I presume it was never widely distributed in the states as it was looked down on as another 'eurowestern' as the dollars films were.


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