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FULL SYNOPSIS

Although primarily known for gruesome 1980s horror films like and , it took cult Italian director Lucio Fulci until this bloody spaghetti Western -- his 17th film -- before he began exploring the dark recesses of insanity and Sadean bloodshed which marked his later work. Bolstered by a commanding star turn from 24-year old Franco Nero, fresh from another Western success in the same year's Franco Nero, this dark, violent story -- which many fans consider the first "true" Lucio Fulci film -- begins with a man's murder at the hands of the insane Jason "Junior" Scott (Nino Castelnuovo) and the credits appearing over his victim's blood washing downriver. The rest of the film deals with the efforts of young prospector Tom Corbett (Nero) to avenge the death of his father...or the person whom he believes to be his father, for the familial relations in this film are as twisted as Fulci's violent imagery. At times, the film presages the hallucinatory atmosphere of , with Corbett returning to his family farm only to find it destroyed, and wandering the barren, windswept wreckage amidst a group of foraging pigs. George Hilton turns in a fine performance as Corbett's orphan half-brother, Jeff, an alcoholic whose years of dissolution have curbed neither his gunslinging talents nor his thirst for revenge, and the supporting cast does well by Fernando di Leo's somber script. Giuseppe Addobbati co-stars with Tom Felleghy, Salvatore Borgese, and Lynn Shayne. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast

Franco Nero
as Tom
George Hilton
as Jeff
Nino Castelnuovo
as Jason
Rina Franchetti
as Mercedes

Crew

Terry Vantell
Director
Lucio Fulci
Director
Fernando di Leo
Screenwriter
Riccardo Pallottini
Cinematographer
Lallo Gori
Composer (Music Score)
Ornella Micheli
Editor
Sergio Canevari
Art Director
Giovanni Fago
First Assistant Director
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