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Once Upon a Time the Revolution (Giù la testa, Duck Your Head, A Fistful of Dynamite, Duck, You Sucker!) (1971)

Once Upon a Time the Revolution
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Rod Steiger Rod Steiger
Juan Miranda
James Coburn James Coburn
John H. Mallory
Romolo Valli Romolo Valli
Dr. Villega
Maria Monti Maria Monti
Adelita, Coach Passenger
Rik Battaglia Rik Battaglia
Franco Graziosi Franco Graziosi
Governor Huerta
Antoine Saint-John Antoine Saint-John
Gutierez / Col. Günther Reza
Vivienne Chandler Vivienne Chandler
Coleen, John's Girlfriend

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Sergio Leone Sergio Leone
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Sergio Donati Sergio Donati


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6 years, 11 months ago at Jul 11 22:20
A truely fantastic entertaining movie. Watch the close ups of the peoples faces in the wagon near the beginning of the movie.Great movie making.


5 years, 7 months ago at Nov 28 4:22
A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE / DUCK, YOU SUCKER (Giù la testa), Columbia, 1971.
Dir. Sergio Leone. Perf. Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli.
Review by Dominic

“The Revolution,” according to a curiously candid white-on-black insert, “is not a social dinner, it is not a literary event, a drawing or an embroidery...” Chairman Mao’s quote is punctuated by A Fistfu... read more

An average movie

1 year, 6 months ago at Dec 23 15:58
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I should give it a 2nd chance at some point. I do remember very well the first time I saw it though. Indeed, I noticed that this movie was coming up on TV so I decided to check it out. In fact, even  though I was already quite familiar with Sergio Leone’s work, I have to admit that I actually never heard of this movie befo... read more
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In Mexico at the time of the Revolution, Juan, the leader of a bandit family, meets John Mallory, an IRA explosives expert on the run from the British. Seeing John's skill with explosives, Juan decides to persuade him to join the bandits in a raid on the great bank of Mesa Verde. John in the meantime has made contact with the revolutionaries, and intends to use his dynamite in their service
Release date: 7 July 1972
Tags: Western (13), Spaghetti Western (7), Italian (5), Train (5), Italy (5), 1971 (4), 1970s (4), Explosion (3), Execution (3), Dynamite (3), Stabbing (3), Pancho Villa (2), Comedy (2), Bank Robbery (2), Coat (2), Irish Republican Army (2), Ireland (2), Humiliation (2), Menage A Trois (2), Cult Western (2)
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