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A Fistful of Dollars

  • Drama
  • 1964
  • Sergio Leone
  • 95 mins
  • 15

Summary

Classic spaghetti western starring Clint Eastwood. A mysterious gunfighter arrives in a lawless town on the Mexican border. The town is run by two rival families and, after witnessing the stranger's lethal gunfighting prowess, both are eager to recruit him to their cause.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Based on Akira Kurosawa's 1961 samurai classic Yojimbo, this was the first "spaghetti" western to find a worldwide audience. Italian director Sergio Leone's daringly brilliant use of extreme close-up, and his unflinching depiction of violence, gave the western a new lease of life. Clint Eastwood (whose career to this point had been in American TV, most notably in the western series Rawhide) became an international superstar for his portrayal of the Man with No Name, insisting that much of his dialogue was cut to increase the drifter's air of mystery. Gian Maria Volonté (billed here as John Wels) lends excellent support as the snarling Ramon and Ennio Morricone's minimalist score is a gem.

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Credits

Cast

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The Man with No NameClint Eastwood
MarisolMarianne Koch
Ramon RojoGian Maria Volonté
SilvanitoPepe Calvo
John BaxterWolfgang Lukschy
Esteban RojoSieghardt Rupp
Benito RojoAntonio Prieto
Consuela BaxterMargarita Lozano
JulianDaniel Martin
Antonio BaxterBruno Carotenuto
RubioBenito Stefanelli
ChicoMario Brega
PiriperoJosef Egger

Crew

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DirectorSergio Leone

Details

Theatrical distributor
Park Circus
Released on
2018-04-13
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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