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Director:
Writers:
Franco Solinas (story) &
Giorgio Arlorio (story) ...
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Release Date:
21 October 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The man who sells war. The bloodier the battle - the higher the price. He's going to make a fortune on this one.
Plot:
The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins See more »
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Powerful, Moving and Humane See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marlon Brando ... Sir William Walker

Evaristo Márquez ... José Dolores (as Evaristo Marquez)

Renato Salvatori ... Teddy Sanchez

Dana Ghia ... Francesca
Valeria Ferran Wanani ... Guarina
Giampiero Albertini ... Henry Thompson
Carlo Palmucci ... Jack
Norman Hill ... Shelton
Thomas Lyons
Turam Quibo ... Juanito (as Joseph P. Persaud)
Álvaro Medrano ... Soldier (as Alvaro Medrano)
Alejandro Obregón ... Engl. Major (as Alejandro Obregon)
Enrico Cesaretti
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cicely Browne ... Lady Bella (uncredited)
Maurice Rodriguez ... Ramón (uncredited)

Directed by
Gillo Pontecorvo 
 
Writing credits
Franco Solinas (story) &
Giorgio Arlorio (story)

Franco Solinas (screenplay) &
Giorgio Arlorio (screenplay)

Norman Gant  based on novels by
Gillo Pontecorvo  uncredited (story)

Produced by
Alberto Grimaldi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Marcello Gatti 
Giuseppe Ruzzolini 
 
Film Editing by
Mario Morra 
 
Production Design by
Sergio Canevari 
 
Art Direction by
Piero Gherardi 
 
Costume Design by
Marilù Carteny  (as Marilu Carteny)
 
Makeup Department
Mauro Gavazzi .... makeup artist
Anna Graziosi .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mario Del Papa .... unit manager
Sergio Merolle .... production manager
Averoe Stefani .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Salvatore Basile .... assistant director (as Salvo Basile)
Rinaldo Ricci .... collaborating director
Abraham Salzman .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Francesco Bronzi .... set dresser
Franco Vanorio .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Italo Cameracanna .... sound effects editor
Eugenio Rondani .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Aldo Gasparri .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Igino Lardani .... title designer (as Lardani)
 
Stunts
Alessandro Sozzi .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luigi Filippo Carta .... camera operator (as Filippo Carta)
Elio Polacchi .... camera operator
Otello Spila .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Enzo Ocone .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Franco Giordano .... musician: percusion
Bruno Nicolai .... conductor: orchestra
 
Other crew
Giovanni d'Eramo .... press (as Nanni D'Eramo)
Anna Korda .... dialogue director
Anna Maria Montanari .... script supervisor
Jennifer Oppo .... press
Giuseppe Rinaldi .... dubbing director (as Peppino Rinaldi)
Ferruccio Amendola .... voice dubbing: Thomas Lyons (uncredited)
Pino Colizzi .... voice dubbing: Carlo Palmieri (uncredited)
Manlio De Angelis .... voice dubbing: Renato Salvatori (uncredited)
Michele Gammino .... voice dubbing: Evaristo Márquez (uncredited)
Giuseppe Rinaldi .... voice dubbing: Marlon Brando (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Burn!" - USA (imdb display title)
"Burnt" - International (English title) (literal English title)
"The Mercenary" - Canada (English title)
"Кеймада" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Кеймада" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Isyan" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Kemada no tatakai" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Kvemada: Ostrvo u plamenu" - Yugoslavia (Serbian title) (imdb display title)
"La quemada" - Colombia
"Queimada" - Greece
"Queimada" - Finland
"Queimada" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Queimada" - Hungary
"Queimada" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Queimada" - Spain (imdb display title)
"Queimada - Insel des Schreckens" - West Germany
"Queimada!" - Argentina (imdb display title)
"Quemada!" - Spain
"Tűz! - Queimada lázadói" - Hungary
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence and nudity (re-rating) (2005)
Runtime:
Argentina:115 min | Italy:132 min | UK:112 min | USA:112 min | USA:132 min (restored version) | Germany:121 min | Spain:108 min (DVD edition)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1971) | Norway:16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2004) | USA:GP (certificate #22499) (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (2005) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Marlon Brando in his autobiography says that Gillo Pontecervo was one of the three best directors he ever worked with. The other two were Elia Kazan and Bernardo Bertolucci.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Portugal never had any colonies in the Caribbean. Its only American colony, Brazil, has no coast in the Caribbean.See more »
Quotes:
Sir William Walker:Gentlemen, let me ask you a question. Now, my metaphor may seem a trifle impertinent, but I think it's very much to the point. Which do you prefer - or should I say, which do you find more convenient - a wife, or one of these mulatto girls? No, no, please don't misunderstand: I am talking strictly in terms of economics...
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27 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Powerful, Moving and Humane, 19 October 1999
Author: Dave Godin (Dave G) from Sheffield, England

This is, without doubt, one of the best films ever made which deals with the festering malaise of racism, and, by distancing it into the past, Pontecorvo brings home truths that are entirely appropriate to the present day. He brings an almost psychological precision to his films.

Working in close association with Ennio Morricone who augments so many scenes with his stunning score, Pontecorvo creates a film of ideas presented as adventure, with scenes of breath-taking spectacle which are on a par with those of the earliest silent days of cinema, when one could be overwhelmed by the sheer number of extras employed and the vast panoramic canvases presented to us. In a sense, these images of a collective mass of humanity are in themselves an abstract call to insurrection and rebellion; a fearsome judgement on the over-wheening arrogance of white Christian and colonial culture in the past, and those remnants of it that still echo to this day. As those who read my postings may well guess, I believe music plays a tremendously creative role in film, and is a contributory factor of immense importance, and QUEMADA utilises music almost like a weapon in its armoury!

Brando has said, in an interview published some years ago in `Playboy' magazine, that he and Pontecorvo didn't get on well together during the production of this movie, (one perhaps forgets now that when QUEMADA was made, Brando's career was at a very low point!), and yet there is no hint of this in the movie itself, as Brando turns in one of his most measured, considered and subtle performances. So suave, and so genteelly treacherous! Pretending to `do what's right', but eventually `doing what's white'.

Fine and thought-provoking dialogue is a plus: `Freedom is not something somebody gives you. It is something you take for yourself', and there is a powerful scene where, in an unguarded moment of temper, the character played by Brando, who, up until then has shown himself to be the benign white liberal, suddenly hurls a racist epithet at his prisoner, thus reminding us, that every `brother' ain't always a `brother'!

Pontecorvo's films always seem to manage to upset both the Left and the Right of the political spectrum, (from my own libertarian point of view, a source of deep satisfaction), because he has always refused to traffic in slogans or short-term solutions to complex and long-gestating problems. He knows always that human nature is not consistent, and that, (as Shaw once said), `People don't have their virtues and vices in sets; they come all mixed up, anyhow'.

Finally, mention must be made of the superb title sequence; such a stunning and exciting `overture' to the content of the film to come, which stimulates and excites from the very outset.

Gillo Pontecorvo has not made many films, (and whatever happened to OGRO?), but in my view, he has made three masterpieces, and this is one of them. One could almost get nostalgic for the days when, to show the East how laid-back and freedom-loving we in the West were, we allowed heretics to make the occasional movie that dealt with IDEAS... Now that such fine points no longer need to be made at International Film Festivals, seems like `ideas' as an ingredient in films, have been put on the back burner! No doubt we shall all live to regret it!

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