A Fistful of Dollars

Movies, Action and adventure

Though far less operatic and satisfying than Leone's later work, his first spaghetti Western with Eastwood still looks stylish, if a little rough at the edges. Based on Kurosawa's Yojimbo, it set a fashion in surly, laconic, supercool heroes with Eastwood's amoral gunslinger, who plays off two gangs against one another in a deadly feud. All the classic Leone ingredients were there - the atonal score, the graphic violence, the horrendous dubbing - and the film's Stateside success changed the face of a genre.

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Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Saturday January 18 1964
Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Sergio Leone
Screenwriter: Sergio Leone, Duccio Tessari
Cast: Marianne Koch
Wolfgang Lukschy
Gian Maria Volonté
Pepe Calvo
Clint Eastwood
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