The Specialist (1969 film)

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Gli specialisti
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Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Produced by Attilio Ricci
Screenplay by Sabatino Ciuffini
Sergio Corbucci
Story by Sabatino Ciuffini
Sergio Corbucci
Lee Van Cleef[1]
Starring Johnny Hallyday
Gastone Moschin
Françoise Fabian
Sylvie Fennec
Serge Marquand
Angela Luce
Mario Adorf
Music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Cinematography Dario Di Palma
Edited by Elsa Armanni
Adelphia Compagnia Cinematografica
Les Films Marceau
Neue Emelka
Distributed by Magna (Italy)
Cocinor (France)
Release date
26 November 1969
Running time
104 minutes
Country Italy
West Germany
Language French
Box office $9,391,297[2]

The Specialist (Italian: Gli specialisti), also known as Specialists and Drop Them or I'll Shoot,[3] is a 1969 Italian spaghetti western co-written and directed by Sergio Corbucci. It was co-produced with West Germany and France[3] 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.[4]


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.



  1. ^ Marco Giusti, Dizionario del western all'italiana, 1st ed. Milan, Mondadori, August 2007. ISBN 978-88-04-57277-0.
  2. ^ JP. "Gli specialisti (1970)- JPBox-Office". Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Alex Cox. 10,000 Ways to Die: A Director's Take on the Spaghetti Western. Oldcastle Books. pp. 267–268. 
  4. ^ Antonio Bruschini (1998). Western all'italiana: The specialists. Glittering images. ISBN 88-8275-034-5. 

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