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Anda muchacho, spara!

From The Spaghetti Western Database

Anda muchacho, spara! (Italy, Spain 1971 / Director: Aldo Florio)

  • Runtime: 103 min
  • Release Date: 16.8.1971
  • Filming locations: Alcala de Henares, Casa de Campo, Colmenar viejo - Madrid

Also known as

Il sole sotto la terra (Italy) | At The End Of The Rainbow (English Dubbed version) | Dead Men Ride (U.S.A.) | Knie nieder und frss Staub (Germany) | Ma derniere balle sera pour toi (French) | El sol bajo la tierra (Spain) | Ele aí está (Portugal) | Mrtví jezdci (Czech Republic) | O Pistoleiro Do Inferno (Brazil) | 行け、野郎、撃て!Ike yaro ute! DVD title (Japan)

Cast and Crew

  • Cast: Fabio Testi (Roy Greenford), Charo López (Jessica), José Calvo (Joselito), Ben Carra (Lawrence), Romano Puppo [as Roman Barrett](Newman), Massimo Serato (Emiliano), Eduardo Fajardo (Redfield), Daniel Martin (Pedro, Mexican miner), Goffredo Unger (Chris, Redfield henchman), Mario Morales (Miguel, informer), Luciano Pigozzi (Manolo, barber), Francisco Sanz (telegrapher), José Nieto (Sheriff Mortimer), Fabián Conde (Francisco, miner), Barbara Pignaton (whore)
  • Also with: Miguel del Castillo (Shaffer, bank cashier), Rufino Inglés (saloon proprietor), Mario Novelli (Alan, Redfield henchman), Joaquín Parra (Burt, Redfield henchman), Antonio Basile (Redfield henchman), Gonzalo Esquiroz (Redfield henchman), Oscar Giustini (Redfield henchman), Riccardo Petrazzi (Redfield henchman), Antonio Orengo (judge), Tomas Pico
  • Story and Screenplay: Aldo Florio, Eduardo Manzanos Brochero, Bruno Di Geronimo
  • Cinematography: Emilio Foriscot [Eastmancolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Bruno Nicolai
  • Producers: Eduardo Manzanos Brochero, Alfredo Nicolai

Synopsis

Roy escapes from a hard labor prison camp and goes into hiding in a small mining village where his arrival somewhat upsets the plans of a shady trio, Redfield, Lawrence and Newman, who have been holding the mining community hostage and paying them starvation wages for the gold they have been laboriously extracting. After being hired by Redfield, who is incidently plotting to kill his two accomplices, Roy sets about sabotaging the relationships of the three leaders and slowly revealing his hidden agenda.

Comment

With his 2nd (and last) SW Anda Muchacho, spara director Aldo Florio successfully reinserted the gritty and violent elements of the early phase of SW making into the genre, in a time when comedy was already taking over. Shot mostly in the western town set of Hoyo de Manzanares, where Fistful of Dollars was made, the film uses more than one element of Leone's classic without being a direct copy. An outstanding idea was the dropping of a few parts, which are important for the understanding, and then handed in at a later moment to reveal some secrets. Unfortunately the audience didn't appreciate the effort. // by Stanton

Trivia

Soundtrack was re-used (along with others) in the 1986 film Scalps, venganza india

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