The Strangers Gundown

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"He's got a cross with your name on it."
  • PG
  • 1974
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 6.1  (1,251)

Set in the wild west of the 1800s, The Strangers Gundown is a classic spaghetti Western that tells the story of a skilled shooter named Martin Benson, played by Anthony Steffen, who is out for revenge against a gang of outlaws who have wronged him in the past. The movie opens with Benson, a former lawman, coming across a brutal scene of a family massacre during his travels. As Benson questions the lone survivor, a young boy named Tommy (played by Fabrizio Moroni), he discovers that the perpetrators are none other than the very same gang of ruthless outlaws who had previously wronged Benson.

In his quest for revenge, Benson sets out to track down each member of the gang - Jack, Cripple, and Honky - who had committed the horrific act at the beginning of the film. However, the outlaws are well-versed in evading the law, and they constantly stay one step ahead of Benson.

As Benson hunts the outlaws, he also teams up with a fellow gunslinger named John Webb (played by Paolo Gozlino) and a woman named Alicia (played by Teodoro Corra) who has her own personal vendetta against the gang. Together, the trio set out to take down the outlaws once and for all.

The Strangers Gundown is filled with all the classic Western tropes - shootouts, horse chases, and an array of colorful characters. However, what sets this film apart from others in the genre is the stylish direction of Sergio Garrone, who expertly captures the dusty landscapes and brutal violence of the Wild West.

Anthony Steffen dominates the screen as Martin Benson, a brooding and vengeful protagonist whose performance is equal parts menacing and sympathetic. Paolo Gozlino also shines as John Webb, a gunslinger with his own demons to face.

Meanwhile, the three outlaws - played by Luciano Rossi, Sergio Masieri, and Espartaco Conversi - are delightfully despicable villains who evoke equal parts fear and loathing.

Beyond the action, The Strangers Gundown also explores themes of revenge, justice, and morality. Each character grapples with their own sense of right and wrong in a society where the line between the two is constantly blurred.

Overall, The Strangers Gundown is a classic spaghetti Western that delivers on all fronts - from the action-packed set pieces to the compelling characters and themes. It's a must-see for anyone who loves the genre, and a shining example of Sergio Garrone's unique directorial vision.

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    1 hr 37 min
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    6.1  (1,251)