Jonathan of the Bears

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Jonathan of the Bears aka
Jonathan degli orsi
Jonathan degli orsi.jpg
Directed by Enzo G. Castellari
Starring Franco Nero
Music by Aleksandr Belyayev
Fabio Costantino
Clive Riche
Knifewing Segura
Cinematography Mikhail Agranovich
Edited by Alberto Moriani
Release date
  • 1993 (1993)
Running time
88 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Jonathan degli orsi (internationally released as Jonathan of the Bears) is a 1993 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Enzo G. Castellari. It was coproduced and filmed in Russia, where it was released as Месть - белого индейца (Revenge of the White Indian).[1]


Young Jonathan Kowalski hides in a cave when a bunch of criminals kills his family. Hereby he meets a little bear. The two orphans live together until Jonathan gets picked up by a friendly tribe of Indians. Being raised as the chief's stepson he's respected and takes a squaw named Shaya. When he thinks he's got it all, the tycoon Fred Goodwin finds oil in the soil of his tribe. Still haunted by not having been able to rescue his original family Jonathan decides to protect his clan against the Fred Goodwin and his mercenaries. His enemies finally capture and crucify him. Jonathan is soon rescued by the son of African slaves.


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  1. ^ Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 88-04-57277-9. 

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