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Yankee (Italy, Spain 1966 / Director: Tinto Brass)
- Runtime: 104 min
- release Date: 25.8.1966
Also known as
L'Americano (Italy) | Yankee l'americano (Italy) | El Yankee ovvero matar o morir (Spain) | El Yankee (Spain)
Cast and crew
- Cast: Philippe Leroy (Yankee), Adolfo Celi (Grande Concho), Mirella Martin (Rosita), Tomas Torres (Ruiz), Víctor Israel (Sheriff), Valentino Macchi (Garcia), Francisco Sanz (Consalvo), Franco De Rosa (Angel Face), Pasquale Basile (Gold Tooth), Jacques Herlin (Philosopher), Antonio Basile (Tattoo), Renzo Peverello (Portuguese), Cesar Ojinaga (Deputy), Giorgio Bret Schneider (Painter)
- Screenplay: Tinto Brass, Alberto Silvestri, Giancarlo Fusco, Alfonso Balcazar Granda
- Cinematography: Alfio Contini [Eastmancolor, Panoramica]
- Music: Nino Rosso
Yankee, (Philippe Leroy in his first western) is a bounty killer who decides to take on a bandit chief and his henchmen when he realises the prices on all their heads adds up to a tidy sum. The bandit, El Grande Concho (Adolfo Celi), is lord of the entire region and resides like a king at court in an abandoned church surrounded by his entourage of philosopher, painter, fortune teller and soldiers; robbing and murdering anyone who ventures into his territory. Add to this a shipment of gold big enough to make them all rich beyond their dreams and the stage is set for gunplay, intrigue and cruelty as the lone gunman sets his wits and skills against the might of the megalomaniac leader.