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30 October 1968 (Italy) See more »
Sons of Satan - living by the rule of the gun! See more »
Jason and Adam are brothers who specialize in jewel heists. Jason is betrayed by Adam, who steals his girlfriend, and has him beaten and left for dead. A female doctor nurses him back to health, and he sets about planning his revenge. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Rita Hayworth ... Martha

Giuliano Gemma ... Jason

Klaus Kinski ... Adam

Margaret Lee ... Karen

Claudine Auger ... Barbara
Serge Marquand ... Jimmy
Umberto Raho ... Doctor
Carl Cik ... Policeman
Detlef Uhle ... T.V. Announcer

Dan van Husen
Hans Thorner ... Policeman
Paola Natale ... Dancer
Mirella Pamphili ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Luis Barboo
Lorenzo Robledo

Directed by
Duccio Tessari 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ennio De Concini  writer
Mario di Nardo  writer
Duccio Tessari  writer

Produced by
Turi Vasile .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Magne 
Carlo Rustichelli 
Cinematography by
Carlo Carlini 
Film Editing by
Mario Morra 
Art Direction by
Luigi Scaccianoce 
Set Decoration by
Dante Ferretti 
Costume Design by
Danda Ortona 
Makeup Department
Nilo Jacoponi .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ricardo Huertas .... first assistant director
Music Department
Michel Magne .... musical director
Other crew
Julio Parra .... production supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Der Bastard" - West Germany
"Le bâtard" - France
"Sons of Satan" -
"The Bastard" - International (English title)
"The Cats" -
"Bastard" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"El bastardo" - Colombia (imdb display title)
"Insanlik ugruna" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Kelvottomat" - Finland
"O Bastardo" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"O bastardo" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Os Bastardos" - Brazil (alternative title)
"Ta katharmata" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"The bastard" - Norway (imdb display title)
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102 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:RC | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1969) | Norway:(Banned) (original rating) (1969) | UK:X | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf)
Filming Locations:

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Joan Crawford was originally going to play the lead role, but dropped out due to disagreements over the script.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)See more »


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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Weird but not bad..., 28 January 2013

I am not a great spaghetti crime flicks fan. Not at all. But this one is worth in some points. I think it's an acceptable time waster, where we can watch one more time the lost Rita Hayworth, already "dead" as an actress, a real one, I mean. Don't forget that she had the terrific Alzheimer disease - lost of memory - and that she forgot almost all her script lines. The sequence where she talks to Giuliano Gemma in the drawing room, and holds a bottle of whisky, as she wanted to read the bottle label...I guess she actually read her script lines. She had the very same problem on the set of other films, such as WRATH OF GOLD. When I knew that, I must admit that I was devastated. So sad. It really made me sick.

So, back to this feature, I spent a good time watching it. A robbery right in the middle of the movie, a sequence with no real connection with the rest of the story, a scheme I have seen in some other films.

But the real mystery, is why the hell an earthquake has to do in such a movie?

As if we saw John Mac Lane in a DIE HARD flick dying in falling from a chair...

Yes a strange movie indeed.

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