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My Name Is Nobody (1973)

Il mio nome è Nessuno (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Western | 17 July 1974 (USA)
A young, easygoing gunman (Hill) worships and competes with an old gunfighter (Fonda) who only wants to retire.

Director:

Tonino Valerii

Writers:

Sergio Leone (idea), Fulvio Morsella (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Hill ... Nessuno
Henry Fonda ... Jack Beauregard
Jean Martin ... Sullivan
R.G. Armstrong ... Honest John (as R.K. Armstrong)
Karl Braun Karl Braun ... Jim
Leo Gordon ... Red
Steve Kanaly ... False barber
Geoffrey Lewis ... Leader of the Wild Bunch
Neil Summers ... Squirrel
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... Sheriff
Mario Brega ... Pedro
Marc Mazza Marc Mazza ... Don John (as Mark Mazza)
Benito Stefanelli Benito Stefanelli ... Porteley
Alexander Allerson ... Rex
Rainer Peets Rainer Peets ... Big Gun (as Remus Peets)
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Storyline

Jack Beauregard, once the greatest gunslinger of the Old West, only wants to move to Europe and retire in peace, but a young gunfighter, known only as "Nobody," idolizes him and wants to see him go out in a blaze of glory. He arranges for Jack to face the 150-man gang known as The Wild Bunch and earn his place in history. Written by lonamer

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Taglines:

Nobody, but "Nobody," knows the trouble he's in! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 July 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Name Is Nobody See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM8,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The bar scene with the shootout game had Neil Summers as Squirrel, who was a stuntman and appeared in many Westerns in bit parts. He also appeared in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972). Steve Kanaly (as the false barber) also appeared in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972). Geoffrey Lewis (as the leader of the Wild Bunch) was also in many Westerns. He was in The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972), High Plains Drifter (1973), Bad Company (1972), The High Chaparral (1970 episode), Shoot the Sun Down (1978), and Tom Horn (1980). See more »

Goofs

The locomotive is shown to be a coal-burning type, but has a "diamond" stack of the type used on wood-burning locomotives to trap embers and sparks. See more »

Quotes

Nobody: I see it clear as crystal. Jack Beauregard standing alone, facing the Wild Bunch. Just think of it. You'll be written up in all the history books.
Jack Beauregard: You'll be down on Earth reading them while I'm up there playing on a harp.
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Alternate Versions

The German DVD release in 2005 (by Paramount Home Entertainment/Tobis Home Entertainment/TLEFilms) features the film digitally remastered for the first time in it's original uncut version. See more »

Connections

References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Mucchio Selvaggio (The Wild Bunch)
Written and Performed by Ennio Morricone And His Orchestra
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Into the valley of death rode the 150

This spaghetti-in-cheek western from Sergio Leone and crew (direction credit went to Leone protégé Tonino Valerii) opens with déjà vu. Haven't we seen Henry Fonda getting shaved before, wondering if the barber's going to slit his throat?

Referencing his own "Once Upon a Time in the West" of five years earlier, idea-man Leone also pays satirical homage to perhaps the bloodiest western in history by inserting "the wild bunch" into this film as a band of one hundred, fifty men who appear only and repeatedly as a thundering herd in Leone-signature panoramas, accompanied by another impressive Ennio Morricone score, a herd which would-be greatest gunslinger, Nobody, proposes that Fonda's character face single-handedly to get him into the history books before Nobody draws him down. (Making the reference explicit, Nobody reads "Sam Peckinpah" off a grave marker in the scene leading to the first appearance here of "the wild bunch.")

As derivative as this movie may be, it's still enjoyable for its performances, its photography, its score, its style, its "twist" ending, its speed-up scenes which give Nobody's antics a silent Chaplin hearkening, and its one-off take on the spaghetti western which Leone made popular.


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