Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dollar for the Dead

Dollar for the Dead - U.S.A. title
Un dólar por los muertos - Spanish title
Un dollar pour un mort - Belgium title
A vida por um dolar - Italian title
Django - ein Dollar fur den Tod - German title
Dolar za Martwego - Polish title
Zloto Poludnia - Polish title
En dollar for de doda Swedish title
Dollar for the Dead - English title

A 1997 U.S.A., Spanish TV co-production [Endermol Entertainment, Once Upon a Time Films
(Hollywood), Turner Network Television (Atlanta), Enrique Cerezo Producciones Cinematograficas S.A. (Madrid)]
Producers: Tony Anthony (Roger Petitto), Enrique Cerezo, Stanley M. Brooks, Scott W. Anderson
Director: Gene Quintano (Eugene Quintano)
Story: Gene Quintano (Eugene Quintano)
Screenplay: Gene Quintano (Eugene Quintano), Imanol Uribe (Imanol Bilbao)
Cinematography: Giovanni Fiore (Giovanni Coltellacci) [CFI Color, widescreen]
Music: George S. Clinton (George Stanley Clinton, Jr.)
Running time: 95 minutes

‘Cowboy’ - Emilio Estevez (Emilio Sheen)
Dooley - William Forsythe
Padre Ramon - Joaquim de Almeida
Colonel Skimmer - Jonathan Banks
Reager - Howie Long (Howard Long)
Jacob Colby - Ed Lauter (Edward Lauter II)
Tracker - Lance Kinsey
Young Mexican girl - Leticia Álvarez (Letia de Perea)
Federale Captain - Jordi Mollà (Jordi Perales)
Lopez/Akers - Simón Andreu (Simón Trobat)
Regulators - George Bullock, Álvaro Quiroga (Alvaro Guadilla)
Will - Roger Callard
Julio - Antonio Castro
Gunpowder Bart - Keith Farmer
Sterling - Daniel Martin (Jose Martinez)
Redhead - Beatriz Guevara
Will’s friend - Ignacio Carreño (Ignacio López)
Prison guards - Stephen Jenn, Joan Minguell (Joan Soriano)
Church men - Nacho Leonardi (Ignacio Leonardi), Marc Montserrat
Cantina bartender - Ricardo Palacios (Ricardo Diez)
Toby - Steve Peterson
Reager’s friend - Bill Pickel (William Pickel)
Cowboy’s daughter - Francesca Quintano (Contessa Quintano)
Farmer - Juan Pau Romani
Mexican mother - Imma Ranedo (Ima De Ranedo)
Mexican village boy - Simon Brooks
Blacksmith - Brendan Price
Skimmer henchmen - Juan Manuel Torres Gómez, Joaquín Ortega
With: Stan Brooks (Stanley Brooks), Luis Miguel Arranz, Domingo Beltran (Domingo Sanchez), Salvador Martos, Alessandro Ponti, Juan Manuel Torres (Juan Manuel Gómez), Diego Jiménez Flores, Diego Rodríguez, Rafael Aparicio García
Stunts: Eduardo García, Domingo Beltran, Marc Cass, Juan Manuel Torres (Juan Manuel Gómez), Diego Jiménez Flores, Diego Rodríguez, Ignacio Carreño (Ignacio López), Alejandro Cobo (Alejandro García), Inocencio Losado (Inocencio Silva), Ismael Martinez (Ismael Gonzalez ), Joaquin Olias (Joaquim Mena), Camilo Vila

A gunslinger going by the name ‘Cowboy’ is on the run from a rancher and his men who are out to kill him for killing the rancher’s son. When a former Confederate soldier named Dooley sees firsthand how Cowboy defend himself, even dropping a drink, pulling and shooting a guy, and catching his drink before it hits the floor. Cowboy gets mixed up with this ex-soldier who has knowledge of a hidden gold cache. Cowboy and Dooley, try to complete a partial map that Dooley and find the gold. There is also Colonel Skinner a Redleg on the tale of Dooley.

When Cowboy and Dooley free a man with part of the map to the gold, they are then pursued byMexican soldiers. It all leads to a small Mexican town terrorized by the soldiers and led a by a good priest who is another one with knowledge of the hidden gold.

Dollar for the Dead was made as a tribute by director Gene Quintano to the 1960s spaghetti westerns, with a liberal dose of modern Hong Kong film-making thrown in. Emilio Estevez portrays a "man with no name" role, stylistically akin to Clint Eastwood's 1960s westerns. The film also portrays an atmosphere similar to those of the ‘60s, with numerous visual and character references to Sergio Leone's / Clint Eastwood films “Fistful of Dollars”, “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly”, as well as non-Eastwood movies like “Once Upon a Time in the West”, “The Wild Bunch” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. It was filmed on several of the Spanish locations used by Sergio Leone and a few Spaghetti regulars appear in cameo roles.

“Dollar for the Dead” was a 1998 TNT western television film. Directed and written by Gene Quintano, co-produced with Tony Anthony and starring Emilio Estevez. Film also starred William Forsythe, Joaquim de Almeida, Jonathan Banks, Ed Lauter and Howie Long. Actor Jordi Mollà was nominated for Fotogramas de Plata award.

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