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God's Gun (1976)

Diamante Lobo (original title)
R | | Western | March 1977 (USA)
A priest and his twin brother take turns defending a small town from the vicious Clayton gang.

Director:

Gianfranco Parolini (as Frank Kramer)

Writers:

John Fonseca (screenplay), Gianfranco Parolini (screenplay) (as Frank Kramer)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lee Van Cleef ... Father John / Lewis
Jack Palance ... Sam Clayton
Richard Boone ... The Sheriff
Sybil Danning ... Jenny
Leif Garrett ... Johnny
Robert Lipton ... Jess Clayton
Cody Palance Cody Palance ... Zeke Clayton
Ian Sander Ian Sander ... Red Clayton
Pnina Rosenblum ... Chesty (as Pnina Golan)
Zila Carni Zila Carni ... Juanita Lewis
Heinz Bernard Heinz Bernard ... Judge Barrett
Didi Lukov Didi Lukov ... Rip
Ricardo David Ricardo David ... Angel George
Chin Chin Chin Chin ... Willy
Rafi Ben Ami Rafi Ben Ami ... Mortimer
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Storyline

Priest turned vigilante Father John (Van Cleef) hunts down a gang of criminals, led by Sam Clayton (Palance), who killed a man in a local bar. On the gang's return to the town, they kill the priest, leaving a young parishioner Johnny behind. He now seeks revenge for the death of the holy man. Written by James Dingsdale

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | Israel

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pistola de Deus See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sybil Danning played the mother of Johnny, although she was only nine years older than Leif Garrett. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, when the Clayton gang rides into Crane City to rob the bank, there's a barn to the right of the bank with the sign 'JC McCormick, Blacksmithing, Wagon Repairing' with a large wagon wheel in the center. Later in the movie, when Lewis describes his past to young Johnny, there's a flashback scene to Abilene. Outside the Abilene Gambling Hall, right across the street, there's a barn with the same sign! See more »

Quotes

Father John: Mine is the vengeance, sayeth the lord.
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Production Values Lacking.
9 October 2006 | by cobram-1See all my reviews

This could have been a REALLY good and memorable western. What killed this movie, IMHO, were the production values. The Cameraman(men) weren't qualified to take souvenir pictures at Disneyland, the cinematography was BAD, really BAD, jerky shots, too wide an angle, sudden (just got my camcorder) zooms in and out. I wouldn't let the sound-men and Foley "artists" adjust the volume on my AM radio! The sound was HORRIBLE, terribly done. The dubbing even sounded awful, like it was done in public toilet somewhere instead of a sound studio. The sound effects were even worse, watch the scene where the boy is walking out of the church, near the end, when he's walking it sounds just like a horse clopping along, not a human walking. This was a Golan-Globis production, they were known at the time for cutting corners to save money, and it shows in this one. This is really a shame though, because this film has VERY good actors in it (OK some VERY bad ones too.) This movie proves that no matter how good, or how professional the actors are, they alone cannot carry an entire movie. This movie also shows that a good story can be ruined by bad execution. While I am FAR from a movie scholar, I think this movie should be shown to all students interested in film; there is a lot more to be learned from a movie like this than from movies where everything comes together. All in all the movie was watchable, and the most compelling reason I could give anyone for watching it is, that you'll appreciate movies with higher production standards much more than you do now.


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