From The Spaghetti Western Database
Get Mean (Italy 1975 / Director: Ferdinando Baldi)
- Runtime: 90 min
- Release Date: 1975 (?)
Also known as
Vengeance of the Barbarians (U.K.) | Time Breaker (Germany) | Con el sol en los ojo y la pistola en la mano (Spain) | Get Mean (Time Breaker) (Netherlands) | Pendez-le par les pieds (France) | Beat a Dead Horse (U.K.) | Get Mean the Dynamite Man (U.S.A.)
Cast and crew
- Cast: Tony Anthony ('The Stranger'), Lloyd Battista (Sombra), Raf Baldassarre (Diego), David Dreyer (Alfonso), Diana Lorys (Princess Elizabeth Maria de Burgos), Mirta Miller (gypsy girl), Sherman 'Big Train' Bergman (Viking), Raul Castro (Moor)
- Story: Ferdinando Baldi, Lloyd Battista, Wolf Lowenthal
- Screenplay: Ferdinando Baldi , Lloyd Battista, Wolf Lowenthal
- Cinematography: Mario Perino [Technicolor - Techniscope 2.35:1]
- Music: Bixio-Frizzi-Tempera
- Producers: Tony Anthony (producer), Ronald Schneider (executive producer)
Dragged behind a horse, the Stranger arrives in a ghost town where he is hired by a witch to escort a princess to Spain. A Spain which seems to be a rather strange place, where he lands in the middle of a fight between barbarians and knights. To protect the princess he has to get pretty mean again.
This was somehow supposed to be the 4th entry in Tony Anthony's Stranger series, and should have become the starting point for several films which put the Stranger character in different settings and genres. Unfortunately Get Mean is as idiotic and silly as the story sounds and the Blindman team swapped narrative sovereignty for helplessness.
A director's cut exists of this film, as the theatrical version was cut against Anthony's will. It has recently surfaced and there are efforts to restore and release the director's cut, more on that on Getsmean.com