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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

Everyone Wants to Be
Written by David Marley and' Stephen Marley'
Music composed by Ziggy Marley/Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
Vocals by Wyclef Jean (as Wycleff)
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Oh, the script
9 May 2007 | by crocker-4See all my reviews

Beginning with his first line of dialogue, one hopes that the main character (Leonardo Pieraccioni) will get shot. The kid is tedious. Keitel can't do anything with the script (and you can't blame him for not really trying). I don't understand the complaints about Bowie ... he's cliché, and the accent is horrid, but his scenes are the only ones offering any semblance of entertainment.

But it's the dialogue, story, and main actor that kill the film. The main characted give his lines in English, but has clearly been dubbed by a native speaker (unfortunately, not an actor). To call the result "wooden" would give ply-wood a bad name. Attempts to reclassify it as a some sort of intentionally pastiche cult comedy are wishful thinking. Not that the film doesn't inspire a degree of laughter ...


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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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Box Office

Budget:

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

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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