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Adiós, Sabata (1970)

Indio Black, sai che ti dico: Sei un gran figlio di... (original title)
Master gunslinger Sabata helps a band of Mexican revolutionaries steal a wagon-load of gold.

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:
Yul Brynner ... Sabata / Indio Black
Dean Reed Dean Reed ... Ballantine
Ignazio Spalla ... Escudo (as Pedro Sanchez)
Gérard Herter ... Colonel Skimmel
Sal Borgese ... Septiembre
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Señor Ocaño
Turam Quibo Turam Quibo ... Gitano (as Joseph Persaud)
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... José
Nieves Navarro ... Kingsville Saloon Dancer (as Susan Scott)
Luciano Casamonica Luciano Casamonica ... Juanito, Village Boy
Salvatore Billa ... Manuel Garcia Otello
Vittorio Fanfoni Vittorio Fanfoni ... Barman
Massimo Carocci Massimo Carocci ... Juan de los Angeles
Vittorio Caronia Vittorio Caronia ... 1st Lt. Steiner (as Vitti Caronia)
Omar Bonaro Omar Bonaro ... Jesus Rivalta
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Storyline

In Mexico, during the rule of the self-proclaimed Emperor of Mexico Maximillian (1864-1867), Mexican revolutionaries and Republican forces try to bring former Mexican President Benito Juárez back to power. The United States in neutral and is going through the pains of the American Civil War. Mexican guerrilla leader Señor Ocaño hires gunfighter Sabata to steal a wagon-load of gold from Emperor Maximillian's Austrian and French forces. When Sabata and his friends, Escudo and Ballantine, finally get their hands on a wagon, they discover it's full of sand rather than gold. They suspect that the gold was stolen by Austrian Colonel Skimmel. Therefore, Sabata and his partners set out to find the gold and give it to the Mexican revolutionaries. Written by nufs68

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Taglines:

There is no crossing him twice. See more »

Genres:

Action | War | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for western violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

30 September 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Adiós, Sabata See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Selected by Quentin Tarantino for the First Quentin Tarantino Film Fest in Austin, Texas, 1996. See more »

Goofs

In the bar where Sabata and Ballantine meet and they start to play the piano. When Sabata walks to the piano, he lays his gun on the table. In the wide shot of both playing the piano, the gun is missing from the table. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Skimmel: The worst kind of informer. For gold he would have betrayed his own mother... or us. My father, Admiral Von Skimmel, used to hang such traitors from the *mast*!
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Hey Sabata..! Welcome to the Revolution!!!
26 June 1999 | by smiley-32See all my reviews

Yes! Here we are with a movie that has guns, explosions, and more guns that even Rambo would've had if he had more sense..

In this film it tells the story of Sabata who helps out a feline Ambassodor go after an Austrian soldier (Colonel Skimmel) to capture gold from his fortress.

Easy to say it can be done, but there's trouble on the way as Skimmel sends a whole load of Austrians to go after Sabata and his outlaws to prevent him from getting the gold.

This film is very watchable, even on a rainy day. It kept me glued throughout the whole film. Brilliant music score, acting is a bit wooden, but although Yul Brynner is in this one, you'll be sure that he'll get the job done..!


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