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Il mio West (1998)

A cold-blooded killer provokes a legendary gunslinger into coming out of retirement to see who's really the fastest gun in the West.

Director:

Giovanni Veronesi

Writers:

Vincenzo Pardini (novel), Giovanni Veronesi (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo Pieraccioni Leonardo Pieraccioni ... Doc
Harvey Keitel ... Johnny Lowen
David Bowie ... Jack Sikora
Alessia Marcuzzi ... Mary
Sandrine Holt ... Pearl
Jim van der Woude Jim van der Woude ... Joshua (as LimVan Der Woude)
Yudii Mercredi Yudii Mercredi ... Jeremiah
Michelle Gomez ... Ragazza di cuoio
Kwame Kwei-Armah Kwame Kwei-Armah ... Rastafarian (as Kwame Kwei Armah)
Stephen Jenn Stephen Jenn ... Albino
Rosalind Knight ... Signora Willow
Jimmy Gardner Jimmy Gardner ... Sam Comet
Jean Heywood ... Signora Comet
Stephen Joseph Scott Stephen Joseph Scott ... Lieutenant (as Lorenzo Wilde)
Sean Baker Sean Baker ... Telegrafista
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Storyline

The idealistic lifestyle of an old West farmer, his Indian wife and half-breed son, who narrates the tale, is disrupted when his grandfather, an old gunslinger, shows up on the farm. Although looking to retire, the family is not happy with his return, given his past lifestyle and mistreatment of his family. Things get worse when another gunfighter shows up and terrorizes the town, trying to force the father into a gun fight. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

The Gunfighters Who Rocked The West.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for western violence, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 93137 delivered on 15-12-1998. See more »

Goofs

Villain Jack Sikora (David Bowie) is referred to as "a psychopath". Describing violent antisocial behaviour in this way only became prevalent after 1950. See more »

Soundtracks

John Brown's Body
traditional
Performed by David Bowie
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Schmaltzy Stuff, Kietel And Bowie Make It Fun Though.
27 April 2010 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Aging gunfighter Harvey Kietel returns to his family after twenty years, to find his wife dead and his only son a pacifist doctor. He's soon followed by degenerate hick David Bowie, who wants his chance to best Kietel and won't take "No" for an answer.

The first half of this tender-hearted, politically correct Italian western (the first in awhile) is pretty syrupy, but alright as long as you're not expecting a rip-roaring spaghetti western. Harvey Kietel is as excellent as always and the location photography pretty good.

Things get weird in the second half, when a scenery-chewing Bowie and his motley crew arrive to begin a vigil outside Kietel's house. Here he's quite amusing, talking with the same fake southern accent he used for his cameo appearance in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and even getting a chance to strum his guitar and sing, that is until he bashes it over the head of another character.

I couldn't help but like it.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 December 1998 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunslinger's Revenge See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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