The Big Gundown

Mr. Ugly comes to town!

The Big Gundown (1966)


The Big Gundown (Italian title: La resa dei conti) is a 1966 spaghetti western directed by Sergio Sollima and starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian. It was released by Columbia Pictures in the US as a double feature with A Time for Killing. It falls in to the subgenre called Zapata Westerns which are spaghetti westerns with some political context usually concerning the Mexican revolution. Some critics, such as Leonard Maltin, consider the film one of the finest spaghetti westerns, second only to Sergio Leone's "Dollars Trilogy". It was the first film Van Cleef made following The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) and was his first leading man or hero role. Tomas Milian played Cuchillo, a charming rogue accused of rape and murder. Run, Man, Run! (1968) was a sequel which brought back Milian without Van Cleef.

Director: Sergio Sollima
Writers: Sergio Donati, Sergio Sollima.

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Kickass Score: 8.5/10 from 4 votes
Release Date: 1966-11-29
Status: Released
Run time: 105 min / 1:45
Production Companies : Rome Produizone Cinematografica, Tuillo DeMichelli, Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA)
Production Countries: Spain, Italy


Lee Van Cleef
as Jonathan Corbett
Walter Barnes
as Brokston
Gérard Herter
as Baron von Schulenberg
María Granada
as Rosita, Cuchillo's wife
Fernando Sancho
as Capt. Segura
Nieves Navarro
as 'The Widow'
Benito Stefanelli
as Jess
Frank Braña
as Widow's ranch hand
Antonio Casas
as Brother Smith & Wesson
Roberto Camardiel
as Sheriff Jellicol
Nello Pazzafini
as Hondo
Luisa Rivelli
as Lizzie Miller
Lorenzo Robledo
as Pioneer
Romano Puppo
as Rocky
Tom Felleghy
as Mr. Miller
Luis Barboo
as Widow's ranch hand
Fernando Bilbao
as Widow's ranch hand
Tomás Milián
as Manuel 'Cuchillo' Sanchez


Directing Sergio Sollima Director
Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Writing Franco Solinas Story
Writing Fernando Morandi Story
Writing Sergio Donati Screenplay
Writing Sergio Sollima Screenplay
Crew Carlo Carlini Cinematography
Production Alberto Grimaldi Producer
Production Tulio Demicheli Producer
Editing Adriana Novelli Editor
Editing Gaby Peñalba Editor

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