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Vengeance Is a Dish Served Cold (1971)

La vendetta è un piatto che si serve freddo (original title)
Orphaned by an Indian attack on his family's ranch, Jeremiah Bridger becomes a scalp-hunter but he runs into a crooked rancher whose men, dressed as Indians, kill white farmers for their lands.

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Pasquale Squitieri (as William Redford)

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Pasquale Squitieri (screenplay) (as William Redford), Pasquale Squitieri (story) (as William Redford) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Leonard Mann ... Jim Bridger
Ivan Rassimov ... Judge Perkins
Elizabeth Eversfield Elizabeth Eversfield ... Tune
Steffen Zacharias Steffen Zacharias ... Doc
Klaus Kinski ... Prescott
Enzo Fiermonte ... George Bridger
Gianfranco Tamborra Gianfranco Tamborra ... Jerry as a Boy
Teodoro Corrà Teodoro Corrà ... Boone, Perkins Foreman
Salvatore Billa ... Tom, Perkins Henchman
Isabella Guidotti Isabella Guidotti ... Lucy
Giorgio Dolfin Giorgio Dolfin ... Perkins Henchman
Stefano Oppedisano Stefano Oppedisano ... Perkins Henchman
Yotanka Yotanka ... Yotanka
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After witnessing the brutal murder of his entire family by Native Americans as a child, Jeremiah Bridger becomes a merciless Indian-killer and scalp hunter. However, after saving the life of a beautiful Native American girl named Tune, the gunman slowly reconsiders his hatred.

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Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

13 August 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Vengeance Is a Dish Served Cold See more »

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Filmes Cinematografica See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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La Ballata Di Capelli Gialli
Written by Pasquale Squitieri and Piero Umiliani (as Redford - Umiliani)
Sung by Monica Miguel
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Enjoyable, In Spite Of Many Weaknesses

"La Vendetta È Un Piatto Che Si Serve Freddo" aka "Three Amens For Satan" is a rather tough Spaghetti Western, that certainly has its qualities, but lacks in many departments. On the one hand the movie could maybe have been a lot better with a higher budget, on the other hand there are a lot of excellent low-budget Spaghetti Westerns, way better than this.

After witnessing the brutal murder of his entire family by Native Americans as a child, Jeremiah Bridger becomes a merciless Indian-killer and scalp hunter. After saving the life of a beautiful Native American girl named Tune, however, the lone and silent gunman slowly reconsiders his hatred. He starts to doubt his former persuasion, that it was really Indians, who killed his family, and soon has to find out that a greedy and unscrupulous landowner usually blames Native Americans for his own crimes.

"Three Amens For Satan" is not really a bad movie, but it's not really good either. As a big fan of Spaghetti Westerns I personally kinda liked it, although it's definitely one of the worse movies of the genre. The acting differs throughout the movie, Kinski, who plays a villainous and racist journalist, is great as always, though his part is quite small. I also found Leonard Mann to be quite good as the silent and lonely avenger. Some of the characters in this film, however, are a little annoying. The movie is not at all one of the humorous Spaghetti Westerns (no dark humor either), the character of Doc, Jeremiah's savior and buddy, who was only added to make the movie a little 'funnier', is very exaggerated, and therefore a bit annoying. Furthermore, Tune, the Indian girl, keeps talking in very stereotypical Indian wisdoms, not to mention she talks about herself in the third person throughout the whole movie.

"Three Amens For Satan" is certainly not a very good movie, but, apart from its several weaknesses, and the doubtable part of the plot, in which a racist Indian-killer suddenly changes entirely, and becomes kind of a hero and Indian-savior, the movie is certainly enjoyable.


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