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Django Strikes Again (1987)

Django 2 - Il grande ritorno (original title)
Not Rated | | Western | 8 December 1987 (Italy)
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A monk returns to his former life as a gunfighter when his estranged daughter is kidnapped by a Hungarian slaver.


Nello Rossati (as Ted Archer)


Franco Reggiani (story and screenplay), Nello Rossati (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »





Complete credited cast:
Franco Nero ... Django / Brother Ignatius
Christopher Connelly ... 'El Diablo' Orlowsky
Licinia Lentini ... Countess Isabelle (as Licia Lee Lyon)
William Berger ... Old Timer
Roberto Posse Roberto Posse ... German Diablo Henchman (as Robert Posse)
Alessandro Di Chio Alessandro Di Chio ... Captain
Rodrigo Obregón ... Diablo Henchman (as Rodrigo Obregon)
Miguel Carreno Miguel Carreno ... Boy (as Micky)
Bill Moore Bill Moore ... Old Timer
Consuelo Reina Consuelo Reina ... Dona Gabriela
Donald Pleasence ... Ben Gunn


Former gunfighter Django has become a monk and abandoned his violent former ways. His daughter is kidnapped by rogue Hungarian soldiers using slave labor to run a silver mine. Django casts off his habit and digs up his machine gun to practise a little liberation theology. Written by Tom Seldon <elpuro@msn.com>

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Forget "Young Guns" - here comes the BIG gun! See more »




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Did You Know?


Despite having around 30 sequels to his name, this is the only official sequel to the original 1966 Django. It's also the only sequel where Franco Nero reprises his role. See more »


Ben Gunn: Please, sir, no more deaths today.
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Alternate Versions

Restored version by Anchor Bay contains 5 minute introduction in (Italian Audio with English Subtitles) not found on previous releases. See more »


Referenced in Army of Darkness (1992) See more »

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Digging the Past from the Grave
22 January 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

A woman comes to a monastery and tells Django (Franco Nero), who became a monk many years ago, that he has a daughter in San Vicente that was kidnapped by the evil and cruel 'El Diablo' Orlowsky (Christopher Connelly), a former Hungarian soldier that uses his battleship to abduct men and boys to work as slaves in his silver mines and girls to be sold to brothels. Django follows his ship, but is captured and sent to labor work. He escapes with the support of the etymologist Professor Gunn (Donald Pleasance) and promises to return to rescues all the slaves. He goes to a cemetery where he digs his machine gun, preserved in a coffin buried under a tomb with the name "Django". He brings hell to Earth chasing Orlowsky and his gang.

"Django 2: Il Grande Ritorno" is the sequel of 1966 "Django" and is underrated in IMDb. The violent story is great and has some of excellent sequences, such as when Django is in the cemetery digging his machine gun; or when he schedules the undertaker to a future work; or riding the funeral stagecoach with the machine gun on the back. Christopher Connelly, in his last work, makes an excellent villain. Western is not my favorite genre, but I liked this movie a lot. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Django - A Volta do Vingador" ("Django – The Returno of the Avenger")

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8 December 1987 (Italy) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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