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After the Civil War, Michael "California" Random, is released from prison and goes to Missouri with his partner William. He is killed by bandits. California decides to return the belongings to his family and help them against outlaws.

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Michele Lupo

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Roberto Leoni (story), Roberto Leoni (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giuliano Gemma ... Michael 'California' Random
William Berger ... Mr. Preston
Miguel Bosé ... Willy Preston
Chris Avram ... Nelson
Paola Dominguín Paola Dominguín ... Helen Preston (as Paola Bosé)
Robert Hundar ... Eric Plummer
Malisa Longo ... Yasmin
Dana Ghia ... Mrs. Preston
Ferdinando Murolo Ferdinando Murolo ... Brook
Franco Ressel ... Full
Piero Leri Piero Leri
Mario Novelli ... Brother of northern soldier
Enzo Fiermonte ... Father of northern soldier
Piero Morgia Piero Morgia
Andrea Aureli ... Man on Waggon
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After the Civil War, Michael "California" Random, is released from prison and goes to Missouri with his partner William. He is killed by bandits. California decides to return the belongings to his family and help them against outlaws.

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

16 September 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Adios California See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Depressing, Grim Melodrama
28 June 2014 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

In the days following the Civil War, defeated Confederate Giuliano Gemma and a young traveling companion encounter various killers, low-lives and unsympathetic citizens. When his friend is killed, Gemma stays with the boy's family and protects them from a vicious gang of bounty hunter turned outlaws.

As usual, Gemma's good. However, he's defeated by an unrelentingly depressing story, an atmosphere of doom and gloom and a grating, almost non-stop soundtrack. One interesting thing though, are the sights of the crumbling, once great spaghetti western sets of the previous decade.

One thing I didn't quite get is that early in the movie, the boy makes a big deal of how he comes from Georgia and his family lives in Georgia and how he's headed back to Georgia. When Gemma gets to the family farm, it's in the middle of the desert! What happened to Georgia?

Watch The Outlaw Josey Wales instead.


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