Django Strikes Again
|Django Strikes Again|
(Django 2 - Il grande ritorno)
|Directed by||Ted Archer|
|Produced by||Spartaco Pizzi|
by Sergio Corbucci
Licia Lee Lyon
|Music by||Gianfranco Plenizio|
|Edited by||Adalberto Ceccarelli|
|3 December 1987|
Django Strikes Again (Italian: Django 2 - Il grande ritorno, lit. "Django 2 - The Great Return") is a 1987 Italian Spaghetti Western film directed by Nello Rossati. It is the only official sequel to Django.
Twenty years after the events in the first Django, the title character has left the violent life of a gunslinger to become a monk. Living in seclusion in a monastery, he wants no more of the violent actions he perpetrated. Suddenly, he learns from a dying former lover that some time ago he had a young daughter, who has been kidnapped along with other children who are now working for a ruthless Belgian criminal known as El Diablo (The Devil) Orlowsky, who is an arms dealer and slave trader. The children and other prisoners work in Orlowsky's mine, from which he hopes to get rich from the spoils. Determined to find his daughter and nail the bad guys, Django gets some arms and goes on the warpath against Orlowsky's private army.
- Franco Nero as Django/Brother Ignatius
- Christopher Connelly as 'El Diablo' Orlowsky
- Donald Pleasence as Ben Gunn
- Licinia Lentini (as Licia Lee Lyon) as Countess Isabelle
- Roberto Posse (as Robert Posse) as German Diablo Henchman
- Alessandro Di Chio as Captain
- Rodrigo Obregón as Diablo Henchman
- Miguel Carreno (as Micky) as Local Boy
- William Berger as Old Gunfighter
- Bill Moore as Old Gunfighter
- Consuelo Reina as Dona Gabriela
The project was born in parallel with Duccio Tessari's Tex and the Lord of the Deep, in view of a commercial revival of the Italo-western cinema. After the commercial failure of Tex, Sergio Corbucci, who had initially accepted the direction of the sequel and had just written the story of the film, eventually refused to shoot it.
In May 2016, it was reported that Franco Nero will reprise his role in his third and final outing as the titular character, entitled Django Lives!, with the film taking place 50 years after the events of the original installment, set to be directed by John Sayles.
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