PG | | Drama, War, Western
An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution.
The film is believed to have been influenced by Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969), and it shares some plot elements with Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973), a western film also starring James Coburn and released a year later.
Señor! Señor! Señor...
Yankee, Stagecoach Driver: Tighten up that girth.
Juan Miranda: Señor, I... I must go to San Felipe... my mother is dead!
Yankee, Stagecoach Driver: Straight down the road, about fifty miles.
Juan Miranda: Please?
Yankee, Stagecoach Driver: Eh, get outta here.
Yankee, Stagecoach Driver: Hey. Hey, amigo. Come here.
Yankee, Stagecoach Driver: Ohhh... perfect. You're perfect! I swear to ...
Use of MG42s, a machine gun developed in Germany three decades after the Mexican revolution.
Antoine Saint-John is credited as 'Dominigo Antoine' on Italian prints, while English prints refer to him as 'Jean Michel Antoine'. 'Vivienne Maya' and David Warbeck are not credited for playing John's girlfriend and Nolan respectively on Italian prints, but are credited on English prints in that order.
The Italian version of the film, which has been screened at London's National Film Theatre, runs about 157m - the difference is that the climatic flashback scene runs about 3 minutes longer (only 30s in other prints or missing entirely) and shows Coburn getting jealous at the attention Warbeck is giving his girlfriend - thus giving a whole additional meaning to the betrayal sub-plot.
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