A Reason to Live, A Reason to Die

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  • PG
  • 1972
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.1  (2,125)

In the late 1800s, during the American Civil War, a group of Confederate soldiers led by Colonel Pembroke (James Coburn) plan to rob a Union army gold shipment. However, their plans are foiled by Union spies, resulting in the arrest of Pembroke and the execution of all of his men except for three: the mute Monk (Bud Spencer), the hot-headed shooter Capt. Leonard (Telly Savalas), and the diligent Sgt. Nathan Stone (James Coburn).

Years later, Pembroke is released from prison and decides to seek revenge against the Union army by starting a new plan to rob a Union army fort. To do this, he recruits his old comrades and other criminals and forms a motley gang.

But when Pembroke and his gang arrive at the fort, they find it to be more heavily guarded than they had anticipated. What follows is a game of wits and strategy between Pembroke and Captain Edward Wood (Walter Barnes), the leader of the Union army, as they try to outmaneuver each other in a battle for control of the mine and the gold.

Throughout the movie, there are flashbacks to the events that led to Pembroke's arrest, as well as glimpses into the complicated relationships between the characters. Nathan Stone is torn between his loyalty to Pembroke and his love for a woman who loves someone else. Monk provides comic relief with his facial expressions and gestures, and Capt. Leonard's impulsiveness often puts the group in danger.

The movie features stunning landscapes of the American West and engaging action sequences. James Coburn delivers a solid performance as the vengeful Colonel Pembroke, while Telly Savalas brings intensity to his role as the hot-headed shooter. Bud Spencer's charismatic performance as the mute Monk makes him a standout character, despite not saying a single word throughout the film.

Overall, A Reason to Live, A Reason to Die is a classic western that explores themes of revenge, loyalty, and redemption. With its memorable characters, thrilling action, and beautiful cinematography, it is sure to leave a lasting impression on audiences.

A Reason to Live, A Reason to Die is a 1972 western with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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  • Release Date
    1972
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 30 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (2,125)