Quien Sabe

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Quién sabe? (Italy 1966) is an early Zapata Western directed by Damiano Damiani.

Also known as

A Bullet for the General (USA) | ¿Quien sabe? (Italy) | Töte Amigo (Germany) | O Mercenário (Portugal) | El Chuncho (France) | El Chuncho, quién sabe? (Spain) | Yo soy la revolución (Spain) | Naurava Paholainen (Finland) | Uma Bala Para o General (Brazil) | Zlatni metak (Croatia) | För några smutsiga dollar (Sweden) | Gringo (Poland) | Kula dla generała (Poland) | 群盗荒野を裂く Gunto Koyawo Saku (Japan) | Kulka pro generála (Czechoslovakia) | Gringo (Brazil) | Кой знае? (Bulgaria) | Viva Bandito | Gringo Desperados | Who Knows!
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During the height of the Mexican revolution a gang of bandits led by "El Chuncho" (Gian Maria Volonte) are stealing weapons and selling them on to the revolutions leader "General Elias" to aid the cause. During an attack the bandits are making on an armed train, the gang are unexpectedly helped by one of its passengers, the gringo "Bill Tate" (Lou Castel) who kills the driver and stops the train. "Tate" convinces the bandits he is a wanted man facing a death sentence in America. "Chuncho" takes an immediate liking to the young gringo and the gang agree to him joining them. The bandits weapon stealing exploits are greatly improved with the gringo aboard and the friendship between him and "Chuncho" grows. But unknown to the bandits "Bill Tate" has another agenda, one which will take him to the heart of the revolution and "General Elias" himself. --The Halitosis Kid 12:48, 16 December 2006 (CET)


  • Cast (International): Gian Maria Volonté (El Chuncho), Klaus Kinski (El Santo), Martine Beswick (Adelita), Lou Castel (Bill 'Niño' Tate / El Gringo), Jaime Fernandez (General Elias), Andrea Checchi (Don Felipe), Spartaco Conversi (Cirillo), Joaquin Parra (Picaro), Aldo Sambrell (Lieutenant Alvaro Perada), Jose Manuel Martin (Raimundo), Santiago Santos (Guapo), Valentino Macchi (train engineer)
  • Uncredited actors: Carla Gravina (Rosario, Felipe's wife), Aysanoa Runachagua (Federale aide who pays Tate), Antonio Ruiz (Chico), Rufino Ingles (Captain tied to rails), Vicente Roca (hotel manager), Damiano Damiani (journalist w/Elias), Bianca Manini
  • Director: Damiano Damiani
  • Story: Salvatore Laurani
  • Screenplay: Salvatore Laurani, Franco Solinas
  • Cinematography: Antonio Secchi [as Tony Secchi] [Technicolor, Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Luis Bacalov
  • Song: "Ya me voy" sung by Ramon Mereles
  • Producer: Bianco Manini



Versions and runtimes

  • Runtime: 118 min

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Release Dates

  • Theatrical launches: December 12, 1966 (Italy)

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