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Giù la testa... hombre (1971)

A lone gunman tracks down the members of an outlaw gang that killed his friends.


Demofilo Fidani (as Miles Deem)


Demofilo Fidani (screenplay), Demofilo Fidani (story) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Betts ... Butch Cassidy (as Hunt Powers)
Gordon Mitchell ... Ironhead Donovan / Testa di Ferro
Benito Pacifico Benito Pacifico ... Buck O'Sullivan (as Dennis Colt)
Grazia Giuvi Grazia Giuvi ... Saloon Girl
Giancarlo Prete ... Sundance Kid (as Philip Garner)
Luciano Conti Luciano Conti ... Ben (as Lucky McMurray)
Klaus Kinski ... Reverend Cotton
Jeff Cameron Jeff Cameron ... Macho Callaghan
Amerigo Castrighella Amerigo Castrighella ... Lukas (as Custer Gail)
Enzo Pulcrano Enzo Pulcrano ... Member of gang (as Paul Crain)
Pino Polidori Pino Polidori ... Townsman (as Giuseppe Polidori)
Pietro Fumelli Pietro Fumelli ... Michael
Manlio Salvatori Manlio Salvatori ... Mr. Pinkerton
Alessandro Perrella Alessandro Perrella ... Townsman
Giglio Gigli Giglio Gigli ... Colbert


A lone gunman tracks down the members of an outlaw gang that killed his friends.

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The deadliest guns in all the West are about to be silenced.




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Release Date:

29 December 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Western Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Elios Film, Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Django Explained (2013) See more »

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A quite usual trashy Italo-Western
22 February 2004 | by bloodshed666See all my reviews

A quite usual trashy Italo-Western, stupid storyline full of clichés and lack of logic, some mediocre actors, dirty settings, lots of punch-fights and people shoot dead on a massive scale.

This has nothing to do with Django. - At least not in my German translated version, this German DVD-release is called "Adios Companeros" and has Macho Callaghan fighting against Butch Cassidy and Ironhead because their gang killed his one (he's the only survivor). Then you have Butch Cassidy and Ironhead fighting each other because they quarreled and the gang split. And you have Ironhead fighting against everyone because he's just the biggest and most greedy asshole anyway. Yeah, that's it, no more cleverness in the storyline, hehe.

A small role by Klaus Kinski as Reverend Cotton is remarkable (that's why I bought this DVD). In one scene he attempts to separate two men fighting by hitting them and screaming "I said love!" and in another scene he wins a competition in throwing horseshoes and goes nuts for a second - FANTASTICFANTASTICFANTASTIC!!!

It's also remarkable that JOE d'AMATO aka Aristide Massaccesi did the cinematography - I love this master of incompetent exploitation-thrash, so it was an "aahhh" for me.

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