DVD 100 mins IMDB 7.9 (12,376 votes)
NR
A Fistful Of Dollars
MGM / UA (1964)
In Collection
#280

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Action, Drama, Western
USA  /  English

Clint Eastwood Joe
Joe Edgar
Marianne Koch Marisol
W. Lukschy
S. Rupp
John Wels
Gian Maria Volonté
Gian Maria Volontè Ramón Rojo (as Johnny Wels)
Wolfgang Lukschy John Baxter (as W. Lukschy)
Sieghardt Rupp Esteban Rojo (as S. Rupp)
Joseph Egger Piripero (as Joe Edger)
Antonio Prieto Don Miguel Rojo
José Calvo Silvanito (as Jose Calvo)
Margarita Lozano Consuelo Baxter (as Margherita Lozano)
Daniel Martín Julián
Benito Stefanelli Rubio (as Benny Reeves)
Mario Brega Chico (as Richard Stuyvesant)
Bruno Carotenuto Antonio Baxter (as Carol Brown)
Aldo Sambrell Rojo gang member (as Aldo Sambreli)
Fredy Arco Jesus (uncredited)

Director Sergio Leone; Monte Hellman
Producer Arrigo Colombo; Giorgio Papi; Harry Colombo; George Papi
Writer Ryuzo Kikushima; Akira Kurosawa; A. Bonzzoni; Víctor Andrés Catena; Sergio Leone; Jaime Comas Gil; Mark Lowell; Fernando Di Leo; Clint Eastwood; Duccio Tessari
Cinematography Massimo Dallamano; Federico G. Larraya
Musician Ennio Morricone
User Credit 1 Roberto Cinquini; Alfonso Santacana
User Credit 2 Carlo Simi

"First-class western bravado!" - The New York Times

Clint Eastwood's legendary "Man With No Name" makes his powerful debut in this thrilling, action-packed "new breed of western" (Motion Picture Herald) from the acclaimed director of The Good, The Bad And The Ugly and For A Few Dollars More. Exploding with blistering shoot-outs, dynamic performances and atmospheric cinematography, it's an undisputed classic of the genre.
A mysterious gunman has just arrived in San Miguel, a grim, dusty border town where two rival bands of smugglers are terrorizing the impoverished citizens. A master of the "quick-draw," the stranger soon receives offers of employment from each gang. But his loyalty cannot be bought; he accepts both jobs…and sets in motion a plan to destroy both jobs…and sets in motion a plan to destroy both groups of criminals, pitting one against the other in a series of brilliantly orchestrated set-ups, showdowns and deadly confrontations.

Edition Details
Barcode 027616785824
Region Region 1
Chapters 32
Release Date 10/5/1999
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Behind-The-Scenes Booklet
Original Theatrical Trailer
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 2 In his own way he is perhaps, the most dangerous man who ever lived!
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Notes
Trivia: Sergio Leone was not keen on using composer Ennio Morricone for this film. He simply had not been impressed with the scores that Morricone had done in the past for other directors. The initial scoring made Leone quickly set aside any reservations. Leone and Morricone would develop a close working relationship that would last through all of Leone's future films. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: In his first real gunfight of the film, The Man With No Name manages to kill three opponents with his weapon aimed at a spot about ten feet to the right of any of them. (more)

Quotes:
Joe: You shoot to kill, you better hit the heart. Your own words, Ramone.
[Ramone fires off two shots, but The Man With No Name stands right back up]
Joe: The heart, Ramone. Don't forget the heart. Aim for the heart, or you'll never stop me.
(more)

Awards: 1 win (more)