The Specialist (1969 film)
French film poster
|Directed by||Sergio Corbucci|
|Produced by||Attilio Ricci|
|Screenplay by||Sabatino Ciuffini
|Story by||Sabatino Ciuffini
Lee Van Cleef
|Music by||Angelo Francesco Lavagnino|
|Cinematography||Dario Di Palma|
|Edited by||Elsa Armanni|
Adelphia Compagnia Cinematografica
Les Films Marceau
|Distributed by||Magna (Italy)
|26 November 1969|
The Specialist (Italian: Gli specialisti), also known as Specialists and Drop Them or I'll Shoot, is a 1969 Italian spaghetti western co-written and directed by Sergio Corbucci. It was co-produced with West Germany and France and was released in France under the title Le spécialiste and in Germany with the title Fahrt zur Hölle, ihr Halunken. The title is probably intended to partner the previous Corbucci western, The Mercenary.
A single stranger named Hud comes to Blackstone, a town where his brother had been falsely accused of robbing a bank. Hud he is determined to avenge his brother, who has been hanged without a proper court hearing. Finally Hud finds out it was one of the town's most dignified citizens who really robbed the bank. That puts him in great danger.
- Johnny Hallyday as Hud
- Françoise Fabian as Virginia Pollicut
- Gastone Moschin as Sheriff Gedeon
- Mario Adorf as El Diablo
- Sylvie Fennec as Sheba
- Serge Marquand as Boot
- Angela Luce as Valencia
- Mario Castellani as Judge Ham
- Gino Pernice as the Gambler
- Marco Giusti, Dizionario del western all'italiana, 1st ed. Milan, Mondadori, August 2007. ISBN 978-88-04-57277-0.
- JP. "Gli specialisti (1970)- JPBox-Office". jpbox-office.com. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
- Alex Cox. 10,000 Ways to Die: A Director's Take on the Spaghetti Western. Oldcastle Books. pp. 267–268.
- Antonio Bruschini (1998). Western all'italiana: The specialists. Glittering images. ISBN 88-8275-034-5.
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