A group of thieves rob a safe of $100,000 and plan to use the money to purchase some land near a proposed railway line. The crooks think they’ve gotten away with their crime, but they haven’t figured on Sabata (Lee Van Cleef), a violent bounty hunter with no scruples and a strong desire for cash. He teams up with both his partner, Banjo (William Berger), and a local bandit named Carrincha (Pedro Sanchez). Sabata’s fast draw and quick wits make life hell for the thieves.
This is one of the most wonderfully cartoonish and over-the-top spaghetti westerns ever.
The great Lee Van Cleef plays Sabata, the bounty hunter who has more tricks than Bugs Bunny. Van Cleef was born to be in spaghetti westerns. Nobody plays these roles better. He is to spaghetti westerns what Bela Lugosi is to Dracula. He is as great as ever in this movie. William Berger is superb also in the role of Banjo, the cool, laid-back, and deadly musician. He and Sabata have a similar on-again-off-again “partnership” to the one that Blondie and Tuco share in “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” Franco Ressel is perfect as the weird over-the-top villain, “Stengel.”
The music score is excellent, especially the title tune, which is one of my favorite spaghetti western theme songs. I also really like the use of the organ in the score. It’s a nice touch.
All spaghetti western fans should have this movie. It’s a classic of the genre.
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