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Dollar for the Dead (1998)

TV-14 | | Western | TV Movie 11 October 1998
A very quick gunman is on the run from a rancher and his men out to kill him for killing his son. The gunman gets mixed up with a former Confederate soldier who has knowledge of hidden gold... See full summary »

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Gene Quintano

Writer:

Gene Quintano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Estevez ... Cowboy
William Forsythe ... Dooley
Jordi Mollà ... Federale captain (as Jordi Molla)
Joaquim de Almeida ... Friar Ramon
Jonathan Banks ... Col. Skinner (Redleg commander) (as Johnathan Banks)
Simón Andreu ... Akers
Ed Lauter ... Jacob Colby
Howie Long ... Reager
Lance Kinsey ... Tracker
Steve Peterson Steve Peterson ... Toby
Antonio Castro Antonio Castro ... Julio
Beatriz Guevara Beatriz Guevara ... Redhead
Keith Farmer Keith Farmer ... Bartender - Gunpowder
Daniel Martín ... Gambler - Sterling
George Bullock George Bullock ... Regulator #1
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Storyline

A very quick gunman is on the run from a rancher and his men out to kill him for killing his son. The gunman gets mixed up with a former Confederate soldier who has knowledge of hidden gold. The only trouble is he is also pursued by Union soldiers. When they free a man with part of the map to the gold, they then are also pursued by Spanish soldiers. It all leads to a small Mexican town terrorized by soldiers and led a by a good priest who also has knowledge of the gold. Written by John Sacksteder <Jsack@ka.net>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

TNT | TNT Originals

Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un dollar pour un mort See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Between Emilio Estevez and William Forsythe their characters killed at least 100 Regulators, Federales, Redlegs and other assorted bad guys throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Dooley: Where are you from?
Cowboy: No place in particular?
Dooley: Where are you headed?
Cowboy: Same place.
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Connections

References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Highly enjoyable homage to classic westerns
15 August 2004 | by Wain_DKSee all my reviews

Dollar for the Dead is a great little western experiment, and should be seen by all western enthusiasts - especially if you like Sergio Leone's western style, or almost any western with Clint Eastwood.

The movie is pretty predictable all the way, but that's really missing the point. It never tries to be a great work of art - just an homage to the old spaghetti westerns.

The style of the movie is great, it has all the right clichés, and the cast works well together - I especially liked William Forsythe in this movie. The movie is pepped up with a modern pace, hilarious over-the-top shootouts and a good dose of comic relief - which all works great. You just have to recognize the movie's almost sarcastic way of approaching the whole genre.

A must-see for all fans of the genre - 8/10


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