This gun-slinging "spaghetti western" takes place in a world where life is cheap, yet a healthy serving of humour is also included on the "texmex" menu. Set in the Texas border region around the time of the Mexican revolution, a town is ruthlessly controlled by a greedy mine owner who treats the local peasants and his own miners like worthless dirt. With nowhere to turn, the peasants enlist the aid of a displaced polish mercenary (Franco Nero) willing to help in their patriotic quest for freedom. Only a cold-hearted killer hired by the town's tyrant (played by Jack Palance) stands in their way.

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The Mercenary (1968)

PG-13

Western/Comedy · 1h 47m · 3/6/1970

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Description

This gun-slinging "spaghetti western" takes place in a world where life is cheap, yet a healthy serving of humour is also included on the "texmex" menu. Set in the Texas border region around the time of the Mexican revolution, a town is ruthlessly controlled by a greedy mine owner who treats the local peasants and his own miners like worthless dirt. With nowhere to turn, the peasants enlist the aid of a displaced polish mercenary (Franco Nero) willing to help in their patriotic quest for freedom. Only a cold-hearted killer hired by the town's tyrant (played by Jack Palance) stands in their way.

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Status

Released

Language

Italian

Countries

Italy, Spain

Production Companies

Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA), Produzioni Associate Delphos, Profilms 21
Cast
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Guillermo Méndez

Captain
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Franco Ressel

Studs
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Raf Baldassarre

Mateo
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Simón Arriaga

Simón
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Jack Palance

Ricciolo ('Curly')
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Franco Nero

Sergei Kowalski, the Polish
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Álvaro de Luna

Ramón
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Tony Musante

Paco Roman
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Vicente Roca

Elias Garcia
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José Canalejas

Sebastian
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Franco Giacobini

Pepote
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Tito García

Garcia's Cousin
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Milo Quesada

Marco (uncredited)
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Juan Cazalilla

Mayor (uncredited)
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Ángel Álvarez

Notary
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José Riesgo

Mexican #2
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Francisco Nieto

Antonio
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José María Aguinaco

Ramirez (uncredited)
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Herman Reynoso

Curly's 2nd Man (uncredited)
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Giovanna Ralli

Columba
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José I. Zaldua

Innkeeper
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Lorenzo Robledo

Officer
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Eduardo Fajardo

Alfonso García
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Remo De Angelis

Hudo (uncredited)
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Fernando Villena

Sergeant (uncredited)
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Ángel Ortiz

Mexican #3 (uncredited)
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Alejandro de Enciso

Juan (uncredited)
Crew
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Sergio Corbucci

Director
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Franco Solinas

Writer
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Sergio Corbucci

Writer
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Luciano Vincenzoni

Writer
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Sergio Spina

Writer
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Adriano Bolzoni

Writer
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Giorgio Arlorio

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Revenge of a Gunfighter

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

12/13/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

The Mercenary

(DVD, Clamshell)

1/18/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

A Professional Gun

(DVD)

1/30/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

The Mercenary

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

11/7/2017

Disc Title Front Cover

Revenge of a Gunfighter

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/14/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

Professional Gun/God's Gun

(DVD)

1/1/2002

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