A Fistful of Dynamite Poster

Release Date: 1971

PG|2 hr 19 min

Plot Summary
At the beginning of the Mexican Revolution in 1913, greedy bandit Juan Miranda (Rod Steiger) and idealist John H. Mallory (James Coburn), an Irish Republican Army explosives expert on the lam from the British, fall in with a band of revolutionaries plotting to strike a national bank. When it turns out that the government has been using the bank as a hiding place for illegally detained political prisoners -- who are freed by the blast -- Miranda becomes a revolutionary hero against his will.

Cast: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti, Rik Battaglia, Franco Graziosi, Antoine Saint-John, Goffredo Pistoni

Director: Sergio Leone

Genres: Western

Production Co: Euro International Film (EIA) S.p.A.

Keywords: Transformation, Small town, Cool, Soldier, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Well-plotted action, but as in most of Leone's films scenes seem to have been deleted from the American prints. show more

  • At its most simplified, Sucker punches its way to the top of the Italian-western mountains, but never reaches the peak of its immortalized trilogy brethren. show more

  • A marvelous sense of detail and spectacular effects--good fun all the way. show more

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