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Barbarosa (1982)

PG | | Western | 19 February 1982 (USA)
A young cowboy hooks up with a legendary outlaw, and before long both are on the run from the law.

Director:

Fred Schepisi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willie Nelson ... Barbarosa
Gary Busey ... Karl Westover
Isela Vega ... Josephina
Gilbert Roland ... Don Braulio
Danny De La Paz Danny De La Paz ... Eduardo
Alma Martinez ... Juanita (as Alma Martínez)
George Voskovec ... Herman Pahmeyer
Sharon Compton Sharon Compton ... Hilda
Howland Chamberlain ... Emil
Harry Caesar ... Sims
Wolf Muser ... Floyd
Kai Wulff ... Otto
Roberto Contreras ... Cantina Owner
Luis Contreras ... Angel
Itasco Wilson Itasco Wilson ... Mattie
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Storyline

Karl Westover, an inexperienced farm boy, runs away after unintentionally killing a neighbor, whose family pursues him for vengeance. He meets Barbarosa, a gunman of near-mythical proportions, who is himself in danger from his father-in-law Don Braulio, a wealthy Mexican rancher. Don Braulio wants Barbarosa dead for marrying his daughter against the father's will. Barbarosa reluctantly takes the clumsy Karl on as a partner, as both of them look to survive the forces lining up against them. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

The Outlaw ... The Outcast ... and the Legend that was bigger than both of them. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Барбароса See more »

Filming Locations:

Fredericksburg, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$285,312, 21 February 1982

Gross USA:

$1,736,123

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,736,123
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Todd-AO)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Fred Schepisi once said that it was dumb to make this western but likes the film a lot. See more »

Goofs

There is no tractor pulling something as the horse racers round the home stretch. It is clearly a wagon pulled by horses. They actually did a good job of having it in the background in the three quick shots that showed the racers. See more »

Quotes

[Morales is talking to his parents]
Angel: [to Karl] My father says you stopped Barbarosa from robbing him.
Barbarosa: Yeah, I was goin' to rob your pitiful old daddy and then shoot that squawkin' old woman just for spite!
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How legends are made.
16 June 2002 | by strickdSee all my reviews

This movie was apparently never released in theaters. Not sure why. It is in my top 100 westerns. I watch it every year or so, and see something new every time. Willie Nelson is appropriately understated. Busey is perfect for his role.


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