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Django (Italy · Spain, 1966) is the fourth spaghetti western directed by Sergio Corbucci. It was so successful that hundreds of other spaghetti westerns picked up on its name (see trivia).

Also known as

続・荒野の用心棒 Zoku koya no youjinbo (Japan) | Джанго (Bulgaria) | Django - vestens hævner (Denmark) | Nimeni on Django (Finland, video title) | Django, ο τρομοκράτης του Πάσο Ντόμπλε (Greece) | 荒野大鏢客續集 (Taiwan) | Jango (USA, initial release) | Django - den ensomme (Norway, video) | Cango'nun İntikamı (Turkey)
Django movie poster


Django (Franco Nero) rides into a town controlled by two rival factions: a gang of racist clan types wearing red hoods on the one, and a gang of gold hungry Mexicans on the other. Django plays both gangs against each other in an attempt to get money and possibly revenge. The motivations for his actions are left a mystery, although several possibilities are hinted at.


  • Cast: Franco Nero (Django), José Bódalo (General Hugo Rodriguez), Loredana Nusciak (Maria), Ángel Álvarez (Nathaniel), Gino Pernice [as Jimmy Douglas](Brother Jonathan), Simón Arriaga (Miguel), Ivan Scratuglia (Jackson henchman at bridge), Remo De Angelis [as Erik Schippers](Riccardo), Rafael Albaicín (Rodriguez henchman), José Canalejas (Rodriguez henchman), Eduardo Fajardo (Major Jackson)
  • Also with: Silvana Bacci (Mexican saloon girl), Lucio De Santis (whipping bandit), Luciano Rossi (Jackson henchman), José Terrón (Ringo), Guillermo Méndez (Jackson henchman), Attilio Severini (Jackson henchman at bridge), Gilberto Galimberti (Jackson henchman at bridge), Giulio Maculani (Jackson henchman at bridge), Rafael Vaquero
  • Director: Sergio Corbucci
  • Story, Screenplay & Dialogue: Sergio Corbucci, Bruno Corbucci
  • Screenplay Collaborators: Franco Rosetti, Jose G. Maesso, Piero Vivarelli, Fernando Di Leo (uncredited)
  • English Dialogue: Geoffrey Copleston (as G. Copleston)
  • Cinematography: Enzo Barboni [Eastmancolor, Panoramico 1,66:1]
  • Assistant / 2nd unit director: Ruggero Deodato
  • Music: Luis Bacalov
  • Song: "Django" sung by Rocky Roberts
  • Producer: Manolo Bolognini, Sergio Corbucci
  • Production companies: B.R.C. Produzione S.r.l. (An Italo-Spanish Co-Production) (as B. R. C. Produzione Film-Rome), Tecisa (An Italo-Spanish Co-Production) (as Tecisa-Madrid)



This film was very successful and spawned hundreds of imitators. If you see any movie today that has "Django" in the title (click here to see a list of all Django titles) or Django as the name of a major character, then that's because of this film. The only true sequel is Django 2: il grande ritorno. This film also created the "look" of Django (army coat, hat) and came up with the gatling gun. Mark Damon was Corbucci's original choice for the title character, but Damon ended up not starring, instead, Corbucci cast a handsome, lesser-known supporting player named Franco Nero.

Versions and runtimes

  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Due to the film's violence, especially home video and TV versions used to be heavily censored, and the movie banned in many places.

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Release Dates

Theatrical launches: April 6, 1966 (Italy, Torino), November 2, 1966 (West Germany), January 1, 1975 (West Germany, re-release)

Filming locations

  • Elios Studios, Rome
  • Anzio: Tor Caldara - Django drags the coffin
  • Colmenar Viejo: the army fort
  • Manzanares el Real: the rocky scenes
  • Uceda: the ranch

Production and business

Produced by: B.R.C. Produzione S.r.l. (Rome) and Tecisa (Madrid). The movie was filmed between December 1965 and February 1966.

Revenue: 1.026 billion Lira


Italian voice actors: Michele Gammino (Matt), Luciano De Ambrosis (Connor), Sergio Di Stefano (Gordon), Alessandro Rossi (Aquila Nera)

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