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Three Bullets... for a Long Gun (1971)

Nobody knows his true name, but everybody knows he is the Major, and that when he wants something, he gets it. Under his beaten officer cap, the retired officer has an ingenious brain, so ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Henkel

Writers:

Keith G. van der Wat (screenplay) (as Keith G. v.d. Wat), Beau Brummell (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Beau Brummell Beau Brummell ... 'Major'
Keith G. van der Wat Keith G. van der Wat ... Lucky Gomez (as Keith G. v.d. Wat)
Patrick Mynhardt Patrick Mynhardt ... Hawkeye
Don McCorkindale Don McCorkindale ... Gringo
Tullio Moneta Tullio Moneta ... Moses
Janis Reinhardt Janis Reinhardt ... Mute girl
Butch Stoltz Butch Stoltz
John Barroso John Barroso
José de Sousa José de Sousa
Umberto Adaggi Umberto Adaggi
Joaquim Gomez Joaquim Gomez
Gaby Getz Gaby Getz
Celia Brummell Celia Brummell
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Storyline

Nobody knows his true name, but everybody knows he is the Major, and that when he wants something, he gets it. Under his beaten officer cap, the retired officer has an ingenious brain, so he plans everything with strategy and long range vision. Two handicaps not even the Major could foresee. The first was the insidious plans of revenge by his arch-enemy Hawk-Eye, now known as the One-Eyed - after the major blinded him in their first encounter. The second was the capacity of doing mischief of the half-caste Mexican Lucky, whose life the Major saved when he was going to be hanged for his crimes - out of piety, and because Lucky is holding to half of the treasure map hidden into an abandoned gold mine somewhere. Together, and sometimes tactically separate, both men strive to attain their goals, while Hawk-Eye tries to get his hands on both halves of the map. The pair can trust no one, men or women alike, not even each other. Written by Artemis-9

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He made his own law and dished out his own brand of justice. Stop him or stop a bullet.


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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ehi amigo! Tocca a te morire See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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South African Texas
26 July 2004 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This brutal, chaotic pseudo-spaghetti western, which steals large plot pieces from Leone's IL BUONO IL BRUTTO, IL CATTIVO adds absolutely nothing to the genre except the odd conceit that South Africa is a good stand-in for the American southwest -- well, I suppose if Spain and Italy are supposed to do the job, South Africa might as well. The talent involved is also mostly obscure, their accents slipping now and again and the plot, such as it is, stops frequently for acts of brutality.

Struggling to find something positive about the film, I will admit that the compositions are competently framed, but the use of color in this film is largely a conceit, as little color manages to survive the prints except for browns.

This one is not even bad enough to be interesting. Give it a miss.


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