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"Hung by his heels...Barbecued...Shot with a cannon. Now it's his turn to get mean!"
  • NR
  • 1975
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.5  (486)

Get Mean, released in 1975, is a Spaghetti Western starring Tony Anthony as the lead character, The Stranger. This film is the fourth and final installment in the popular Stranger series of films, and it was directed by Ferdinando Baldi. The Stranger is a gunfighter who has been hired by a group of monks to help them retrieve a valuable item that has been stolen from them by a group of bandits. The item in question is a set of priceless scrolls that contain the secrets of a lost civilization. The Stranger is hesitant to help the monks at first, but when they tell him that the bandits have taken a beautiful princess hostage, he agrees.

As The Stranger sets out on his mission, he is joined by two comrades, a Native American named Loco and a Spanish soldier named Don Felipe. Together, they brave the dangers of the Wild West and battle their way through a series of obstacles in order to retrieve the scrolls and rescue the princess.

Along the way, The Stranger encounters a variety of eccentric and colorful characters, including a band of gypsies, a lecherous prince, and a group of savage barbarians. He also has to contend with the treachery of those closest to him, as it becomes clear that not everyone is who they claim to be.

One of the standout features of Get Mean is its impressive cinematography. The film was shot on location in Spain, and the stunning landscapes and wide-open vistas of the Spanish countryside are frequently showcased throughout the movie. The film also features a host of exciting action scenes, which are choreographed with precision and finesse.

Tony Anthony's performance as The Stranger is another highlight of the film. He brings a sense of roguish charm to the character, and his witty one-liners and devil-may-care attitude make him an endearing and likable hero. Lloyd Battista and Raf Baldassarre also deliver solid performances as Loco and Don Felipe, respectively.

Despite its strong visuals and engaging performances, Get Mean had a somewhat troubled production history. The film was originally intended to be a parody of the Spaghetti Western genre, but the studio executives were unhappy with the comedic tone and ordered extensive reshoots that shifted the film's focus more towards action and adventure. This change in direction resulted in a somewhat disjointed final product that may disappoint fans of the earlier Stranger films.

Overall, Get Mean is an entertaining and visually stunning Spaghetti Western that provides a satisfying conclusion to the Stranger series. While it may not be as consistent or cohesive as its predecessors, it still offers plenty of thrills and excitement for fans of the genre.

Get Mean is a 1975 western with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5.

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    1 hr 30 min
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    4.5  (486)