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PG-13| 2 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
There's a single piece of land around Flagstone with water on it, and rail baron Morton (Gabriele Ferzetti) aims to have it, knowing the new railroad will have to stop there. He sends his henchman Frank (Henry Fonda) to scare the land's owner, McBain (Frank Wolff), but Frank kills him instead and pins it on a known bandit, Cheyenne (Jason Robards). Meanwhile, a mysterious gunslinger with a score to settle (Charles Bronson) and McBain's new wife, Jill (Claudia Cardinale), arrive in town.

Cast: Henry Fonda , Claudia Cardinale , Charles Bronson , Jason Robards , Frank Wolff , Gabriele Ferzetti , Keenan Wynn , Paolo Stoppa

Director: Sergio Leone

Genres: Western

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Once Upon a Time in the West (1969)

Release Date: July 24th, 1997|2 hr. 45 min.

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    Sergio Leone's masterpiece. In Once Upon a Time in the West, Leone pulls together all the themes, characterizations, visuals, humor, and musical experiments of the three "Dollars" films and comes up with a true epic western. It is a stunning, operatic film of breadth, detail, and stature that deserves to be considered among the greatest westerns ever made. (Review of Original Release) show more

  • Good fun, especially if you like Leone's way of savoring the last morsel of every scene. (Review of Original Release) show more

  • Alas, the big screen also magnifies the problems with Once Upon a Time in the West. Specifically, Leone’s insistence on style trumped the need for substance. The film is basically a B-Western stretched an agonizing 165 minutes. show more

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  • May 13, 2012 Mikusmike
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    one of the top westerns ever maybe top 5

  • January 28, 2012 robhaugh5
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    Have always considered it to be my all time favorite western.

  • November 09, 2011 aprilrc2000
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    Great movie,intense.The actors that were chosen made the movie a hit in my opinion...

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