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Sonny and Jed (1972)

La banda J. & S. - Cronaca criminale del Far West (original title)
A determined sheriff pursues a robber and his girlfriend, and lets nothing stop in his way of catching them.


Sergio Corbucci


Sergio Corbucci (story), Sergio Corbucci (screenplay) | 4 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Tomas Milian ... Jed Trigado
Susan George ... Sonny Lester Trigado
Telly Savalas ... Sheriff Franciscus
Rosanna Yanni ... Linda Moreno (as Rossana Yanni)
Franco Giacobini Franco Giacobini ... Aparicito
Eduardo Fajardo ... Don García Moreno
Herbert Fux ... Merril
Gene Collins Gene Collins ... Hotel Manager (as Gene Collings)
Werner Pochath ... Gunman (as Wernet Pochat)
Álvaro de Luna ... Sheriff with Bowler Hat (as Alvaro De Luna)
Pilar Climent Pilar Climent
Luis Aller Luis Aller
Laura Betti ... Betty


A determined sheriff pursues a robber and his girlfriend, and lets nothing stop in his way of catching them.

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Three Women of the Old West...Wild...Raw...Vicious. They're the reason they called the West wild! See more »


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Release Date:

March 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandits! See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 60430 delivered on 7 June 1972. See more »


Linda Moreno: Do you always gin up your women?
Jed: You're more than just a woman to me. You're like a shower of milk from heaven!
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Spoofs La Strada (1954) See more »

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Don't trust negative reviews from the time it was released, Corbucci knew what he was doing
29 November 2010 | by danielealiprandiSee all my reviews

I've been thinking about watching this movie for almost 20 years, but always put off because of the general bad reviews I always read about it. I gotta say these reviews belong to the time the movie was originally released, 1972. They all agree that the movie is silly and that Corbucci made it with the left hand. So far from the truth. Watched today, J&S is a master spaghetti-western, totally on the average of the best Corbucci. Besides the very good Tomas Milian's performance, the witty dialogues, the fabulous cast (Susan George, Telly Savalas, Laura Betti), the charming winter-time Almeria desert locations, the fast pace of the narration and the excellent Morricone's score, J$S stands out for the memorable Jed and Sonny characters and for the love Corbucci shows, once more, for the losers, the marginals and the misfits. There's no clue Corbucci made it just to be on the track of then box-office Spaghetti-western hits like, e.g., Trinità. J&S is a genuine tale about two people trying to survive and keep their freedom in a world which didn't give them any chance. References to Bonnie & Clyde? Not so many. More simply, Corbucci and his writers face the theme of the criminal couple on the run, and do it with an original (and witty) point of view. Which here seems to be the dichotomy nature vs. society. And if you think Corbucci is chauvinist in the way he describes the relationship between Jed and Sonny (at the beginning Jed treats his woman literally like a dog), wait until the ironic end of the movie to express your judgement. Definitely, Corbucci knew what he was doing.

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