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A Fistful Of Dollars (1964)

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonte, Marianne Koch, Mario Brega

Director(s): Sergio Leone

Language: English

Genre: Western

Synopsis

The first true Spaghetti Western follows the exploits of a nameless drifter (Clint Eastwood) who wanders into a town torn apart by greed, corruption, and revenge. The clever, tough-talking gunslinger then plays the town's two feuding families off each other to his own benefit. As members of each family are planted in the ground, the gold in his pockets gets heavier and heavier. This violent remake of Akira Kurosawa's YOJIMBO made Eastwood a star, and sparked two sequels--FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE a... [Get complete synopsis]

 

motleymitch wrote on May 9, 2009, 12:20 am
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Classic Eastwood.
The Man With No Name rides into a gutted town inhabited solely by two rival gangs and plays them against each other like puppets, collecting loot along the way. You know they'll eventually catch him, beat the tar out of him, he'll escape, recuperate, return to finish the job, etc...
but you look at that squinty glare of his and you know the bad guys are in for a world of hurt.
Excellent cinematography, a high body count, gringos & even a few inventive death scenes.
If you like the genre, it's a benchmark film.

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