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Duck, You Sucker (1971)

Giù la testa (original title)
PG | | War, Western | 7 July 1972 (USA)
An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Juan Miranda
... John H. Mallory
... Dr. Villega
Maria Monti ... Adelita, Coach Passenger
... Santerna (as Rick Battaglia)
Franco Graziosi ... Governor Huerta
... Gutierez / Col. Günther Reza (as Domingo Antoine) (as Jean Michel Antoine)
Vivienne Chandler ... Coleen, John's Girlfriend
... Nolan, John's Friend
Giulio Battiferri ... Miguel
Poldo Bendandi ... Executed Revolutionary
Omar Bonaro ... Revolutionary
Roy Bosier ... Landowner on stagecoach
John Frederick ... American on stagecoach
Amato Garbini ... Second Policeman on Train
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Storyline

In Mexico at the time of the Revolution, Juan, the leader of a bandit family, meets John Mallory, an IRA explosives expert on the run from the British. Seeing John's skill with explosives, Juan decides to persuade him to join the bandits in a raid on the great bank of Mesa Verde. John in the meantime has made contact with the revolutionaries, and intends to use his dynamite in their service. Written by Anonymous

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Rod Steiger and James Coburn will blow you apart in "A Fistful of Dynamite" ("Duck You Sucker") by the master of adventure Sergio Leone

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War | Western

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

With the Black Panther movement in full swing and riots taking place in Paris, the late 1960s were a period of revolution. Sergio Leone's intention with Duck, You Sucker (1971) was to demystify the romanticism surrounding revolutions. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene where Juan holds up the Stage Coach, one of the children in the bandit gang is holding a Spanish double action pistol, an Astra 400. If this movie were to take place in 1914, the Astra 400 model would not have been invented yet, as it was put into production in 1921. See more »

Quotes

Juan Miranda: You've come here to join the Revolution?
John H. Mallory: No. No, one was enough for me.
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Crazy Credits

A quote from Chairman Mao regarding the nature of revolutions was removed from original English prints out of fear that audiences would misinterpret the quote's use as an endorsement of communist revolution. The quote was later put back into uncut prints. See more »

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100 proof dynamite action film by genre master Leone
9 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Excellent action film with Steiger over-the-top but Coburn right on the money as bandit/revolutionaries in Mexico. More gunfire and explosions and less balmy confrontations than in other Leone pics. I'm stuck on a second viewing by how much of a "70s" film this is, and how much real cinematic value and interesting ideas Leone has put into the film despite its basic action-film plotline. Rumors say Malcolm MacDowell was the original lead -- very intriguing possibility. The look on Steiger's face after he finds out he's risked his life to rescue a bunch of dirty prisoners is priceless.


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