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California (Italy · Spain 1977 / Director: Michele Lupo).

Also known as

California addio (Italy) | Lo chiamavano California (Italy) | Spiel mir das Lied von Californien (German censored version) | Der Mann aus Virginia (Germany) | Adios California (France) | California (Spain) | Le llamaban California (Spain) [video title] | Califórnia Adeus (Brazil) | California - mies ilman lakia (Finland) | Mannen utan lag (Sweden) | Kalifornia (Greece) | Kalifornia, antio (Greek reissue title) | Stin koilada tou thanatou (Greece) | Kalifornie (Czech Republic) | Kalifornia (Poland) | Chamavam-lhe Califórnia (Portugal) | Opgøret i Dakota (Denmark)| کالیفرنیا (Iran) | カリフォルニア (DVD title - Japan) | Сбогом Калифорния (Bulgaria)
California movie poster


At the end of the Civil War, a discharged Confederate soldier travels with a fellow solider to Missouri where his young companion is shot and hung for horse stealing. California decides to take the dead companion's belongings to his family's ranch, where he falls in love with his friend's sister. But then the "ghosts" of the war return in an unexpected way haunting him again.


  • Cast: Giuliano Gemma (Michael 'California' Random), William Berger (Mr. Preston), Raimund Harmstorf (Rope/Rupp Whitaker), Miguel Bosé (Willy Preston), Chris Avram (Nelson), Paola Bosé (Helen Preston), Claudio Undari [as Robert Hundar] (Eric Plummer), Romano Puppo (Gary Duke), Malisa Longo (Yasmine), Dana Ghia (Mrs. Preston), Ferdinando Murolo (Brooke, southern outlaw), Franco Ressel (Full), Piero Leri, Mario Novelli (searcher brother), Enzo Fiermonte (searcher father), Piero Morgia (blond soldier on road), Andrea Aureli (wagon driver), Franco Fantasia (army recruiting officer), Alfio Caltabiano (bounty killer w/gray sideburns)
  • Uncredited actors: Alberto Dell'Acqua (soldier on road), Paolo Magalotti (Confederate outlaw), Tom Felleghy (colonel), Manuel Pereiro, Diana Lorys (Betty, hideout madam), Nazzareno Zamperla (searcher brother), Marcello Meconizzi (demobilization official), Virgilio Ponti (Fred, southern outlaw), Elsa Zabala
  • Story: Franco Bucceri, Roberto Leoni
  • Screenplay: Franco Bucceri, Nico Ducci, Roberto Leoni, Mino Roli
  • Cinematography: Alejandro Ulloa [Technicolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Gianni Ferrio
  • Producer: Manolo Bolgnini
  • Editor: Antonietta Zita
  • Sound: Bernardino Franzetti


Versions and runtimes

  • Runtime: 96 min

Release Dates

  • July 16, 1977 (Italy)

Production and business

  • Production companies: Uranos Cinematografica, Belma Cinematografica, José Frade P.C., Madrid
  • Distribution companies: Capitol International

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