Tepepa (Italy · Spain 1968) is a Zapata-western by director Giulio Petroni.
Also known asDer 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 | 復讐無頼-狼たちの荒野 DVD title Japan) | Тепепа (Bulgaria)
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.
- 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 (Paco), 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
Versions and runtimes
- Runtime: 132 min
Various shorter versions exist, e.g. one for Italian TV and the Spanish DVD both are about 97 minutes. Please help the SWDb expand this section.
- Release Date: 31.1.1969
- Filming Locations: Cabo de Gata, Tabernas - Almeria
Production and business