Indio Black, sai che ti dico: Sei un gran figlio di...
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Indio Black, sai che ti dico: Sei un gran figlio di... (Italy 1970 / Director: Gianfranco Parolini)
- Runtime: 104 min
- Release Date: 30.9.1970
Also known as
Adios Sabata (Germany / France / Finland) | Gran figlio di... (Italy) | Sabata 2 (Germany) | Indio Black (Spain) | Indo Sabata | The Bounty Hunters (U.K.) | Adeus Sabata (Portugal) | The Bounty Killers | Adios, Sabata (U.S.A.) | Sabata Adeus (Brazil)
Cast and Crew
- Cast: Yul Brynner (Indio Black/Sabata), Dean Reed (Ballantine), Ignazio Spalla (as Pedro Sanchez)(Escudo), Nieves Navarro (as Susan Scott)(saloon singer), Gérard Herter (Col. Skimmel), Sal Borgese (Septembre), Franco Fantasia (Señor Ocaño), Joseph P. Persaud (as Joseph Persaud)(Gitano), Andrea Scotti (José), Luciano Casamonica (Juanito), Salvatore Billa (Manuel Garcia Otello), Vittorio Fanfoni (barman), Massimo Carocci (Juan), Vittorio Caronia (as Vitti Caronia)(1st Lieutenant Stejar), Omar Bonaro (Jesus), Franco Marletta (Mexican), Bruno Corazzari (Hertz), Andrea Aureli (Adjutant Ocaño), Antonio Gradoli (Major Mattenich), Calisto Calisti (Chief Eagle Pass), Giuseppe Castellano (as Thomas Kerr)(Graduato), Thomas Rudy (Cortejo), Federico Boido (as Rick Boyd)(Geroll), Furio Pellerani (Garcia), Gianni Siragusa (as Johnny Nation)(Perido), Stefano Rizzo (Mexican Revolutionary), Gianni Rizzo (Folgen), Giovanni Cianfriglia (as Ken Wood)(Austrian agent), José Canalejas (duel observer), Fortunato Arena (duel observer), Lina Franchi (Mexican woman)
- Story: Renato Izzo, Gianfranco Parolini
- Screenplay: Gianfranco Parolini, Renato Izzo
- Cinematography: Sandro Mancori [Technicolor, Techniscope 2,35:1]
- Music: Bruno Nicolai
- Producer: Alberto Grimaldi
Sabata (Indio Black in the original Italian version) is hired by a group of Mexican revolutionaries to help them rob the occupying Austrian government of a cache of gold dust. When Sabata and his gang steal the wagon they think is loaded with the gold, they find the barrels are filled with sand. Thus begins a game of cat and mouse as the Austrian troops and Sabata's men battle back and forth, each trying to get the gold.
After having successfully created a new type of SW hero with the weapon experts Sartana and Sabata, director Parolini was provided with one of the bigger SW budgets to realise this eventful adventure film with colorful photography and a great Bruno Nicolai score. Instead of just making another Sabata film, Parolini called the basically same character Indio Black and put Yul Brynner in a slightly silly looking fringe costume. But for the international release, the film and Brynner were promptly retitled to Sabata, so that this is now mostly regarded as the middle part of a trilogy. And why not, as it's not difficult to imagine Lee van Cleef reprising his role in this similar narrative structure. And of course Parolini has placed all his trademarks and many of his familiar faces here. Adios Sabata is probably his best directed film.