Friday, November 30, 2012

Guess Who I Am

 I’m an Italian actor born in Rome in 1937.

I’m still active and appeared in “Anche se è amore non si vede” in 2011.

I appeared in 21 Euro-westerns as a supporting actor.

Guess who I am.

Rex Lee correctly identified this week's photo as that of Sal Borgese.


New DVD Release

 Nest of Vipers / Tails You Lose

Directors: Giulio Petroni / Piero Pierotti
Starring: Luke Askew, Luigi Pistilli, Chelo Alonso / John Ericson, Edwige Fenech

Label: Wild East - Spaghetti Western Collection Volume 43 
Region 0 - NTSC
Extras: Trailers, photo gallery
Available November 30, 2012


Una pistola per Ringo - Italian title
Una pistol para Ringo - Spanish title
Ringo – tappaja – Finnish title
Un pistolet pour Ringo – French title
Eine Pistole fur Ringo – German title
Ena pistol gia ton Ringo – Greek title
O Sartana stin kolasi ton aeton – Greek title
Uma pistol para Ringo – Portuguese title
En Pistol för Ringo – Swedish title
A Gun for Ringo – Thailand title
Ringo: The Killer – English title
The Angry Gun – U.S.A. title
Ballad of Death Valley – U.S.A. title
A Pistol for Ringo – U.S.A. title

A 1965 Italian, Spanish co-production [P.C.M. (Rome), Balcázar Producciones Cinematográficas (Barcelona)]
Producers: Luciano Ercoli, Alberto Pugliese, Alfonso Balcázar
Director: Duccio Tessari (Amadeo Tessari)
Story: Duccio Tessari (Amadeo Tessari), Alfonso Balcázar
Screenplay: Duccio Tessari (Amadeo Tessari)
Cinematography: Francisco Marin (Francisco Harrada) [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Ennio Morricone
Song: “Angel Eyes” sung by Maurizio Graf (Maurizio Attanasio)
Running time: 100 minutes

Ringo/Angel Face – Montgomery Wood (Giuliano Gemma)
Sancho – Fernando Sancho (Fernando Les)
Ruby Brown – Hally Hammond (Lorella De Luca)
Dolores – Nieves Navarro (Nieves Garcia)
Sheriff Dan/Ben – George Martin (Francisco Celeiro)
Deputy Sheriff – Duccio Tessari (Amadeo Tessari)
Major Clyde Brown – Antonio Casas (Antonio Barros)
Timoteo/Tim – Pajarito (Murriz Brandariz)
Chico – Pablito Alonso
Pedro – José Manuel Martín (José Pérez)
Colonel – Paco Sanz (Francisco Sanz)
Mr. Jenkinson – Juan Cazalilla
Henry – José Torres (José Medina)
Indian – Franco Oliveras (Francisco Oliveras)
Sancho henchmen – Neno Zamperla (Nazzareno Zamperla), José Halufi (José Jalufi), Franco Oliveras, Duccio Tessari (Amadeo Tessari)
Storekeepers – Franco Pesce (Francesco Pesce), Carlos Ronda

Ringo, a gunslinger with the face of an angel, joins a group of bandits pretending to be an outlaw hunted by the sheriff. In fact he has been hired by the guardian of law and order, in exchange for his freedom and a percentage of the money stolen from the local bank if he retrieves the money and captures the outlaws. The outlaw gang has taken refuge at the hacienda of Major Clyde Brown and his daughter and a battle of wits takes place between Ringo, the sheriff and the outlaw leader Sancho.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Who Are Those Guys? - Tom Berenger

Born Thomas Michael Moore on May 31, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois. Tom Berenger may have won a Golden Globe and an Emmy, received an Oscar nomination for his stark performance as the sadistic, battle-weary sergeant in Oliver Stone's “Platoon” (1986), but Tom Berenger is equally adept at portraying confident, easy-going charmers. Berenger's rugged good looks found him instant work in soap operas, with a recurring role in ‘One Life To Live’. That led to film work in 1977's “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” and as a surrogate Paul Newman in the prequel, “Butch and Sundance: The Early Years” (1979). His charismatic charm was also put to good use when he played a TV star (mirroring real life) in The “Big Chill” (1983).

From a singing cowboy in “Rustler's Rhapsody” (1984) to the brutal Sergeant Barnes of “Platoon” (1986) was a huge leap for Berenger, but one that won him acclaim and pointed his career in a new direction. From this point on, Berenger would alternate between playing the dark brooders of “Sliver” (1983) and “The Substitute” (1996) with laid back nice guys like “Major League's” (1989) Jake Taylor. A surprise nice guy role for Berenger was that of Kirstie Alley's boyfriend in the last few episodes of ‘Cheers’, for which he earned an Emmy nomination. He landed a regular role on the USA Network's western series ‘Peacemakers’ in 2003, and although the show was short-lived, he shared a Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Factual or Fictional Drama with his co-workers. Although he still makes the occasional film appearance, these days Berenger concentrates his efforts in TV movies and mini-series such as ‘The Detective’, ‘Sniper 3’, ‘Capital City’ and ‘The Junction Boys’ and his Emmy Award winning role as Uncle Jim Vance in ‘Hatfields and McCoys’ (2011).

Married three times, Berenger has two children with his first wife and three daughters with his second wife. He's been married since 1997 to his third wife, Patricia, with whom he has a daughter named Scout.

BERENGER, Tom (Thomas Michael Moore) [5/31/1949, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. -     ] - producer, screenwriter, stage, TV actor, married to actress Lisa Kay Williams (1986-1997).
Rustler’s Rhapsody – 1984 (Rex O'Herlihan)
One Man’s Hero – 1998 (Sergeant/Lieutenant/Captain John riley)
Hatfields & McCoys (TV) – 2011 (Jim Vance) [Emmy Award Best Supporting Actor]