Monday, February 2, 2015


L’ostaggio – Italian title
Mikpoi Metoaepoe – Greek title
El Rehen – Spanish title
Texas Baby – English title
Hostage – English title
Young Guns Go West – English title

A 1975 Italian production [Roma Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producer: Salvatore Mirabella
Director: Luigi Valanzano
Story: Luigi Valanzano
Screenplay: Letizia Liofredi
Cinematography: Ugo Brunelli [color]
Music: Alessandro Blonksteiner
Running time: 85 minutes

Sheriff Johnny – Aldo Ballanti
‘Billy the Liar’ - Tony Biccari
Maniscaclo – Marco Mirabella
The Left-Handed Kid – Walter Battistelli
Postman – Massimo Passeretti
Saloon dancers – Annarita D’Orazio, Simona Pittaro
Desperado – Walter Manzi
Indian Chief – Franco Mari (Gianfranco Mari)
Journalist – Vittorio Falzon
Stranger – Paolo Biccari
Bartender – Francesco De Caro
Padre – Massimiliano Monti
Mary – Agnese Pittaro
Snots – Patrizio Ballanti
With: Rosalba Marra, Robert Marra, Massimiliano Marra, Claudio Aponte, Annamaria Giordano, Anna D’Avino, Felicita Patriarca, Leonidas Klemos, Pino Giordano, Antonella Lizza, Mauro Lizza

In a territory of the Far West a young boy named ‘Billy the Liar’ kidnaps a young girl’s dog she calls her friends and the local kid sheriff. He sets off in pursuit but is waylaid by Indians. The sheriff manages to capture Billy who is sentenced to a severe whipping.


  1. Do you have a copy of that movie?

  2. No. I don't know anyone who does. I don't think it was ever released on video or DVD. It would have to be someone who most likely has a copy taped off of Italian TV if it was ever shown.

  3. There are two VHS releases, a Spanish and a Greek one. Spanish title: "El rehen". The Greek VHS is available right now on ebay Italia, on, on - all offers for exorbitant prices...