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Release Date:
1 July 1970 (France) See more »
CLINT EASTWOOD...the deadliest man alive...takes on a whole army with two guns and a fistful of dynamite!
Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Fun Little Western With Eastwood and MacLaine See more (63 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shirley MacLaine ... Sara

Clint Eastwood ... Hogan
Manolo Fábregas ... Colonel Beltran (as Manolo Fabregas)

Alberto Morin ... General LeClaire
Armando Silvestre ... 1st American
John Kelly ... 2nd American

David Povall ... Juan (as David Estuardo)

Ada Carrasco ... Juan's Mother
Pancho Córdova ... Juan's Father (as Poncho Cordoba)
José Chávez ... Horacio (as Jose Chavez)
Pedro Galván (as Pedro Galvan)
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' (as Jose Angel Espinosa)

Enrique Lucero ... 3rd American
Aurora Muñoz ... Sara's Friend

Xavier Marc ... Yaqui Chief
Hortensia Santoveña ... 1st Woman in the Night (as Hortensia Santovena)
Rosa Furman ... 2nd Woman in the Night

José Torvay ... Mexican Guerrilla (as Jose Torvay)
Margarito Luna ... Mexican Guerrilla
Xavier Massé (as Javier Masse)

Directed by
Don Siegel 
Writing credits
Budd Boetticher (story)

Albert Maltz (screenplay)

Produced by
Carroll Case .... producer
Martin Rackin .... producer
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Figueroa (director of photography)
Robert Surtees (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Robert F. Shugrue 
Art Direction by
José Rodríguez Granada  (as Jose Rodriguez Granada)
Set Decoration by
Pablo Galván  (as Pablo Galvan)
Makeup Department
Evelina Casas .... hair stylist
Margarita Ortega .... makeup artist
Frank Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
William Davidson .... unit production manager
Alfonso Sánchez Tello .... unit production manager (as Alfonso Sanchez Tello)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
René Cardona .... second unit director (as Rene Cardona)
Joseph C. Cavalier .... assistant director (as Joe Cavalier)
Joseph C. Cavalier .... second unit director (as Joe Cavalier)
Manuel Muñoz .... assistant director (as Manuel Munoz)
Sound Department
Jesús González Gancy .... sound (as Jesus Gonzalez Gancy)
Ronald Pierce .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
Special Effects by
Frank Brendel .... special effects
León Ortega .... special effects (as Leon Ortega)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gabriel Torres .... second unit cameraman
Bruce Surtees .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carlos Chávez .... costumes (as Carlos Chavez)
Helen Colvig .... costumes
Editorial Department
Juan José Marino .... film editor: Mexico (as Juan Jose Marino)
Arnold Baker .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Salvador Gutiérrez .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Leon Charles .... dialogue coach
Humberto Gurza .... animal wrangler (uncredited)
Miguel Gurza .... animal wrangler (uncredited)
'Chema' Hernandez .... livestock coordinator: Mexico (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Dos mulas para la hermana Sara" - Mexico
"Two Mules for Sister Sara" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"Ein Fressen für die Geier" - Austria, Germany (imdb display title), West Germany
"Os Abutres Têm Fome" - Brazil (imdb display title), Portugal
"Sierra torride" - Canada (French title), France
"Οι γύπες πετούν χαμηλά" - Greece
"Два мула для сестры Сары" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Две мулета за сестра Сара" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Doi catâri pentru sora Sara" - Romania
"Dos mulas para la hermana Sara" - Peru (imdb display title)
"Dos mulas y una mujer" - Spain (imdb display title)
"Dve mazge za sestru Saru" - Serbia
"Een non voor de Hel" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"El torida" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"En handfull dynamit" - Finland (Swedish title) (imdb display title)
"Gli avvoltoi hanno fame" - Italy
"Ha'nsharim Hem Re'evim" - Israel (Hebrew title) (imdb display title)
"Han kom, han så, han skød" - Denmark
"Két öszvér Sara nővérnek" - Hungary
"Kourallinen dynamiittia" - Finland (imdb display title)
"Los buitres tienen hambre" - Colombia (imdb display title)
"Mahiru no shitô" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Muly siostry Sary" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Oi gypes petoun hamila" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Sierra Torrida" - Norway
"Sierra Torrida" - Sweden
"Sierra Torride" - Belgium (French title) (imdb display title)
"Two Mules for Sister Sara" - Japan (English title) (poster title)
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116 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:M | Australia:A (original rating) | Brazil:14 (DVD rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:14 (1970) | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) (1993) (2002) | USA:GP (MPAA approved) | West Germany:16 (nf)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

New York Magazine critic Gael Greene had a tryst with Clint Eastwood on the set of this movie when she was sent to interview him.See more »
Anachronisms: In the tunnel scenes, Hogan and friends are using hand-held carbide lamps. Carbide was not produced in any quantity until 1892, and carbide lamps were not invented until several years later.See more »
[first lines]
One of Sara's molesters:Look at that! Look at it!
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Sam HallSee more »


Wasn't dynamite invented in 1867?
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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Fun Little Western With Eastwood and MacLaine, 3 August 2007
Author: Bensch

Don Siegel's "Two Mules For Sister Sara" starring Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine is certainly not one of the brilliant Westerns with Eastwood, but it is a very well directed, greatly acted and very amusing little Western comedy with good wit that highly entertains. Eastwood, who is cool as always, and the lovable MacLaine match perfectly, and the plot has some nice twists (although it should be said that some of the 'twists' are not really too surprising).

After gunsling Hogan (Eastwood) saves a nun named Sara (MacLaine) from a bunch of guys who wanted to rape her in the middle of the desert by shooting them, he now has to take care of her, which annoys him. It's a time of revolution against the French in Mexico, and while Hogan, who is interested in quick money, will fight for whichever side pays well (which happens to be the revolutionaries), his new traveling companion Sara is very obviously an idealistic supporter of the revolutionary Juaristas...

As mentioned above, "Two Mules For Sister Sara" can in no way come up to the brilliance of Eastwood movies such as Leone's Dollar Trilogy (few movies can) or Eastwood's very own "High Plains Drifter" of 1973. Nevertheless, it is a good little western with a lot of charm and wit, which provides an exciting story, action and great entertainment as well as many good laughs. Clint Eastwood has always been the epitome of coolness, especially in his Westerns, and MacLaine is great in her role of the feisty sister Sara. Overall, "Two Mules For Sister Sara" is a highly entertaining Western Comedy, that will not leave anybody bored. Recommended! 7/10

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