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Django (Italy, Spain 1966 / Director: Sergio Corbucci)

  • Runtime: 92 min
  • Release Date: 6.4.66

Cast and Crew

  • 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
  • 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]
  • Music: Luis Bacalov
  • Song: "Django" sung by Rocky Roberts
  • Producer: Manolo Bolognini, Sergio Corbucci

Synopsis

Django (Franco Nero) rides into a town controlled by two rival factions: a gang of racist KKK types wearing red hoods and a gang of gold hungry Mexicans. In Fistful of Dollars style, Django plays both gangs against each other in an attempt to get money and possibly revenge. Django's motivations for his actions are left vague throughout, although several possibilities are hinted at.

Trivia

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. Sergio Corbucci made quite a number of films before this one. 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.

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