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Fasthand (1973)

Mi chiamavano 'Requiescat'... ma avevano sbagliato (original title)
Not Rated | | Western | 23 August 1974 (West Germany)
A gang of former confederates lay siege to a Cavalry fort.

Director:

Mario Bianchi (as Frank Bronston)

Writers:

Alberto Cardone, Eduardo Manzanos (as Eduardo Manzanos Brochero) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergio Ciani ... Cpt. Jeff Madison (as Alan Steel)
William Berger ... Machedo
Frank Braña ... Quincy (as Frank Brana)
Fernando Bilbao ... Duero
Gilberto Galimberti Gilberto Galimberti ... Harrueco (as Gill Rolland)
Celine Bessy Celine Bessy ... Swan
Francisco Sanz Francisco Sanz ... Joe Smart
Karin Well ... Mary Ann Cruz (as Welma Truccolo)
Ettore Ribotta Ettore Ribotta ... Bank manager
Sergio Dolfin Sergio Dolfin ... Mayor
Stefano Oppedisano Stefano Oppedisano ... Machedo Gang Member
Francesco D'Adda Francesco D'Adda ... Pracownik, Bank employee
Aldo Cecconi ... Sheriff
Angelo Boscariol Angelo Boscariol ... Sgt. Carter
Filippo Perego Filippo Perego ... Major
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A gang of former confederates lay siege to a Cavalry fort.

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Genres:

Western

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[Madison and Machedo have a standoff and Machedo starts to laugh]
Jeff Madison: You won't be happy soon I could tell you.
Machedo: Nobody is as pathetic as you are.
Jeff Madison: I been waiting around for you, Machedo. You see, I'm gonna shoot you now.
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a very good Euro-western
18 September 2005 | by spider89119See all my reviews

This movie was made in 1972, but seems more like it came from the mid to late 60's when spaghetti westerns generally had a more serious tone.

It is a typical but very good revenge tale about an ex-union officer whose hand was crippled by an ex-confederate who leads a band of guerrillas who continue to terrorize people after the war is over. It's fun to watch as the now clad-in-black hero seems to come back from the dead, and hunts down and kills his enemies one by one.

Sergio Ciani plays the protagonist in a performance that is horrible even by spaghetti western standards. In all fairness though, there may be another person dubbing his voice who can be blamed in whole or in part for the wooden performance. I don't know, but it's pretty bad. Fortunately, William Berger makes up for it. He is excellent in the role of Machedo, the leader of the confederate gang. This is definitely Berger's movie. It's probably the best performance I've seen from him.

The music score by Ferrio is also very good.

If you are into Euro-westerns, this ones worth checking out.


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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 August 1974 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fasthand See more »

Filming Locations:

Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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