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Una ragione per vivere e una per morire (Italy, France, Spain, Germany 1972 / Director: Tonino Valerii)

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  • Runtime: 118 min
  • Release Date: 27.10.1972

Also known as

A Reason To Live, A Reason To Die (U.S.A.) | Massacre At Fort Holman (U.S.A.) | Sie verkaufen den Tod (Germany, uncut version) | Der Dicke und das Warzenschwein (Germany, comedy version) | Una razón para vivir y una para morir (Spain) | Une raison pour vivre, une raison pour mourir (France) | La horde des salopards (France) | Uma razão para viver outra para morrer (Portugal) | Uppskov med döden (Sweden) | De hangdas revansch (Sweden) | Bazlogza ziveti i umbreti (Turkey) | Yasamak icin bir neden, olmek icin bir neden (Turkey) | Prawo do życia, prawo do śmierci (Poland) | Uma razao para viver, uma razao para morrer (Argentina)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: James Coburn (Colonel Pembroke), Telly Savalas (Major Ward), Bud Spencer (Eli Sampson), José Suárez (as Joseph Mitchell)(Major Charles Ballard), Georges Géret (as Allan Leroy)(Sergeant Spike), Ugo Fangareggi (as William Spofford)(Fred/Ed Wendel), Reinhard Kolldehoff (as René Kolldehoff)(Sergeant Brent), Guy Mairesse (as Robert Burton)(Donald MacIvers), Benito Stefanelli (Private Samule Pickett), Adolfo Lastretti (as Guy Ranson)(Will Caulder/Fernandez), Fabrizio Moresco (Confederate soldier), Angel Alvarez (Scully the monger), Francisco Sanz (farmer), Joe Pollini (Jeremy), Rudolf G. Boevini, Arthur Dean, Carson Drew, David Getzson, Christopher Hill, David Landau, Carla Mancini, Bill Narden, Craig Neal, Turam Quibo, Sharin Sher (April), Joseph P. Persaud (Apache)
  • Story: Howard Sandford
  • Screenplay: Rafael Azcona, Ernesto Gastaldi, Jay Lynn, Tonino Valerii
  • Cinematography: Alejandro Ulloa (as Alexander Besch) [Eastmancolor, Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Riz Ortolani
  • Producer: Arthur Steloff


Colonel Pembroke (Coburn) is sent to recapture Fort Holman, which he surrendered as a Union commander to his enemy (Savalas) who killed his son. His team consists of convicted felons, mostly vagabonds, looters and rapists. Promising them a treasure of gold, they all set out for a clandestine operation to infiltrate the fort and retake it.


Lame variation of the overused Dirty Dozen formula. The screenplay and the directing are remarkably uninspired. (by Stanton)

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