Half-breed Keoma returns to his border hometown after service in the Civil War and finds it under the control of Caldwell, an ex-Confederate raider, and his vicious gang of thugs. To make matters worse, Keoma's three half-brothers have joined forces with Caldwell, and make it painfully clear that his return is an unwelcome one. Determined to break Caldwell and his brothers' grip on the town, Keoma partners with his father's former ranch hand to exact violent revenge.
a Man who is free never dies
Did You Know?
The story line of the film was mostly improvised at the same time as the film was made. The original story treatment was written by Luigi Montefiori (aka George Eastman
) and turned into a script by Mino Roli
and Nico Ducci
, but director Enzo G. Castellari
didn't like what had been written by the latter two. Because of problems with the schedule, Castellari and actor Joshua Sinclair
wrote the script for the next day every evening after filming of the day. Castellari was also open to suggestions from the cast and crew - Franco Nero
has confirmed that he wrote some of his own dialogue. See more
Pa. What was it all about.
The war. I never could figure it out.
The war. Im not sure I know. I figure after we got through slaughtering all those Indians, we thought we ought to do somethin'... generous. So we gave freedom to the black man. Now we feel good, we can go back to... finish off the Indians.
British video versions cut 4 seconds of a horse fall due to the BBFC's policy concerning animal treatment. Current video versions are rated 12 but when first released it was rated X (equal to 18) uncut. See more
In Front of My Desperation
Music by Guido De Angelis
& Maurizio De Angelis
Lyrics by Susan Duncan Smith
and Cesare De Natale
Performed by Cesare De Natale
(as Guy) See more