• The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Release Date: December 29th, 1967

DVD Release Date: January 28th, 1998

R |2 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

In the Southwest during the Civil War, a mysterious stranger, Joe (Clint Eastwood), and a Mexican outlaw, Tuco (Eli Wallach), form an uneasy partnership -- Joe turns in the bandit for the reward money, then rescues him just as he is being hanged. When Joe's shot at the noose goes awry during one escapade, a furious Tuco tries to have him murdered. The men re-team abruptly, however, to beat out a sadistic criminal and the Union army and find $20,000 that a soldier has buried in the desert.

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffré, Chelo Alonso, Mario Brega, Luigi Pistilli, Rada Rassimov

Director: Sergio Leone

Genres: Western

Production Co: Constantin Film, Produzioni Europee Associati

Keywords: Amusing , Tense , Revenge , Pursuit , Deception , Small town , Gritty , Rescue ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    TV Guide Magazine

    A massive, many-faceted film that continues to hold up, viewing after viewing. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    An improbable masterpiece -- a bizarre mixture of grandly operatic visuals, grim brutality and sordid violence that keeps wrenching you from one extreme to the other. show more

  • 100
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    Gorgeously stoic art film. show more

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