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The Specialists (1969)

Gli specialisti (original title)
A chain mail-clad gunfighter contends with a pacifist sheriff, a seductive banker, a one-armed Mexican bandit, corrupt businessmen and hippies while trying to learn the secret of the money allegedly stolen by his lynched brother.

Director:

Sergio Corbucci

Writers:

Sergio Corbucci (story and screenplay), Sabatino Ciuffini (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Hallyday ... Hud Dixon (as Johnny Halliday)
Gastone Moschin ... Sheriff Gedeon
Françoise Fabian ... Virginia Pollicut
Sylvie Fennec Sylvie Fennec ... Sheba
Angela Luce ... Valencia
Serge Marquand Serge Marquand ... Boot
Gino Pernice ... Cabot
Andrés José Cruz Soublette ... Rosencrantz (as Andres Jose Cruz)
Gabriella Tavernese Gabriella Tavernese ... Apache
Stefano Cattarossi Stefano Cattarossi ... Kit
Christian Belegue Christian Belegue ... Buddy (as Christian Belaygue)
Renato Pinciroli Renato Pinciroli ... Lord
Remo De Angelis Remo De Angelis ... Romero
Riccardo Domenici Riccardo Domenici ... Mac Lane (as Riccardo Domienici)
Mimmo Poli Mimmo Poli ... Barman
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A chain mail-clad gunfighter contends with a pacifist sheriff, a seductive banker, a one-armed Mexican bandit, corrupt businessmen and hippies while trying to learn the secret of the money allegedly stolen by his lynched brother.

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Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian | French

Release Date:

26 November 1969 (Italy) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Great Italo-Western, but yet depressing
12 January 2002 | by fghSee all my reviews

The whole town of Blackstone is afraid, because they lynched Bret Dixon's brother - and he is coming back for revenge! At least that's what they think.

A great Johnny Hallyday and a very interesting, early Mario Adorf star in this Italo-Western, obviously filmed in the Alps.

Bret Dixon is coming back to Blackstone to investigate why his brother was lynched. He is a loner and gunslinger par excellance, everybody is afraid of him - the Mexican bandits (fighting the Gringos that took their land!) as well as the "decent" citizens that lynched Bret's brother. They lynched him, because they thought he stole their money instead of bringing it to Dallas to the safety of the bank there. But this is is only half the truth, as we find out in the course of this psychologically interesting western.

But beware, it's kind of a depressing movie as everybody turns out to be guilty somehow and definitely everybody is bad to the bone...

Still, I enjoyed it very much and gave it an 8/10. Strange, that only less than 5 people voted for this movie as of January 12th 2002....


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