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Raise Your Hands, Dead Man, You're Under Arrest (1971)

Su le mani, cadavere! Sei in arresto (original title)
The sole survivor, named Sando Kid (Peter Lee Lawrence), of a Northern slaughter seeks vendetta. After suffering atrocity, Kid executes a single-handedly revenge, he ravages, he hits and ... See full summary »

Director:

León Klimovsky (as Leon Klimovsky)

Writers:

Enrico Zuccarini (story), Jesus Maria Elorietta (story) | 3 more credits »
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Espartaco Santoni ... Dollar
Peter Lee Lawrence ... Sando Kid
Aldo Sambrell ... Lee Grayton (as Aldo Sambrel)
Helga Liné ... Maybelle
Tomás Blanco ... Mr. Carson (as Tomas Blanco)
Maria Zanandrea Maria Zanandrea ... Leonor Carson (as Mary Zan)
José Canalejas ... Angel, Grayton's Henchman in Black
Lorenzo Robledo Lorenzo Robledo ... Ballor
Simón Arriaga Simón Arriaga ... Grayton's Henchman
Antonio Cintado Antonio Cintado ... Springfield Sheriff
Rafael Corés Rafael Corés ... Porter, Springfield Banker
Luis Barboo ... J. Mac
Alfonso de la Vega Alfonso de la Vega ... Ranger Captain
Franco Agostini Franco Agostini ... Brother Bamba
Giovanni Santoponte Giovanni Santoponte ... Sheriff
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The sole survivor, named Sando Kid (Peter Lee Lawrence), of a Northern slaughter seeks vendetta. After suffering atrocity, Kid executes a single-handedly revenge, he ravages, he hits and kills each person involved in the massacre. He is relentless in his vendetta, deadly in his violence. Sando enlists Texas Rangers, hunts outlaws (Luis Barboo) and meets a sympathetic bounty hunter...

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Klaus Kinski was attached to this project at one stage. See more »

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Raise Your Hands, Dead Man, You're Under Arrest (Leon Klimovsky, 1971) **
14 November 2008 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

This Spaghetti Western from Spanish horror director Klimovsky begins in the Civil War, then proceeds to your typical Western town; it does include an offbeat score, which blends a lively main theme with a flurry of vaguely ominous sounds.

The hero – called Sando Kid(?!) and played by Peter Lee Lawrence – is as bland as they come (and too boyish to convince); he's helped by a stuttering priest/ex-soldier pal and a rambunctious ranger/bounty-hunter (whose presence is always threatening to have some import on the central plot, but it never actually does!). The villain (typically, he wants to run citizens off their rightful land through terrorism for his own profit) is genre regular Aldo Sanbrell, his 'moll' "Euro-Cult" starlet Helga Line'; of course, Lawrence and friends won't stand for this (Sanbrell had actually met them during the war, where they were once again fighting on opposite sides…but he's conveniently erased all memory of his callous massacre of the wounded enemy at a time when hostilities had already ceased!).

As with many oaters in this vein, the film is a harmless time-waster but instantly forgettable; even at a mere day's distance from its viewing, I can barely recall other significant plot details or genuinely memorable sequences, action or otherwise – I do know that the priest, comically, gives absolution to Sambrell's fallen gunmen at the climax!


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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 December 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dauro Films, Sara Film See more »
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Color (Technicolor)
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