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Tepepa

From The Spaghetti Western Database

Tepepa (Italy, Spain 1968, Director: Giulio Petroni)

  • Runtime: 132 min
  • Release Date: 31.1.1969

Also known as

Der Eliminator (Germany) | Durch die Hölle, Companeros (Germany) | Blood and Guns (U.S.A.) | Viva la revolucion (Spain) | Viva Tepepa! (Poland) | Tepepa, la rebelle tournamente (France) | Trois pour un massacre (France) | Hail to the Revolution | Long Live the Revolution

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Thomas Milian (Jesus Maria "Tepepa" Moran), Orson Welles (Colonel Cascorro), John Steiner (Dr. Henry Price), José Torres (Pedro "El Piojo" Pereira), Luciano Casamonica (Paquito), Anna Maria Lanciaprima (Consuelo), Paloma Cela (Marieta), Clara Colosimo (sergeant's wife), Rafael Hernández (Pedro), Giancarlo Badessi (sergeant), Angel Ortiz (Aurelio, Tepepa bandit), Lina Franchi, Armando Casamonica, Mario Doddi, Paola Natale, Alba Maiolini (Maria Virgen Escalande), Vittorio Gigli, George Wang (Mr. Chu), Francisco Sanz [as Paco Sanz](Madera)
  • Also with: Aysanoa Runachagua (Vicente, bookkeeper)
  • Story and Screenplay: Franco Solinas, Ivan Della Mea
  • Cinematography: Francisco Marí­n [Technicolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Ennio Morricone
  • Song: "Al Messico che vorrei" sung by Christy
  • Producers: Alfredo Cuomo, Nicolo Pomilia

Synopsis

An English doctor saves a Mexican revolutionary leader (Tepepa) from the firing squad in order to exact personal revenge for the death of his fiancée. But things are not so simple, as the revolutionary is a popular man with the masses and his version of events throws doubt as to his guilt in the matter. The doctor is not swayed but, as political hostilities are renewed, both men are engulfed in the increasing violence and find themselves pursued by the ruthless Colonel Carrosco who is determined to recapture Tepepa and make an example of him to the peons who see him as a hero.

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