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Writers:
Sergio Leone (story) and
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Release Date:
7 July 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Rod Steiger and James Coburn will blow you apart in "A Fistful of Dynamite" ("Duck You Sucker") by the master of adventure Sergio Leone
Plot:
An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Another Sergio Leone masterpiece... Duck You Sucker!!! See more (126 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rod Steiger ... Juan Miranda

James Coburn ... John H. Mallory

Romolo Valli ... Dr. Villega
Maria Monti ... Adelita, Coach Passenger

Rik Battaglia ... Santerna (as Rick Battaglia)
Franco Graziosi ... Governor Huerta

Antoine Saint-John ... Gutierez / Col. Günther Reza (Italian version) (also as Jean Michel Antoine: English version) (as Domingo Antoine)
Vivienne Chandler ... Coleen, John's Girlfriend

David Warbeck ... Nolan, John's Friend
Giulio Battiferri ... Miguel
Poldo Bendandi ... Executed Revolutionary
Omar Bonaro ... Revolutionary
Roy Bosier ... Landowner on stagecoach
John Frederick ... American on stagecoach
Amato Garbini ... Second Policeman on Train
Michael Harvey ... Yankee, Stagecoach Driver
Biagio La Rocca ... Benito Miranda
Furio Meniconi ... Executed Revolutionary
Nazzareno Natale ... Member of Juan's Family Blown Up by Dynamite
Vincenzo Norvese ... Pancho Miranda
Stefano Oppedisano ... Revolutionary
Memè Perlini ... Peon (as Amelio Perlini)
Renato Pontecchi ... Pepe
Goffredo Pistoni ... Papa Miranda

Jean Rougeul ... Priest On Stagecoach
Corrado Solari ... Sebastian
Benito Stefanelli ... Guard
Franco Tocci ... First Policeman on Train
Rosita Torosh
Antonio Casale ... Notary on Stagecoach (as Anthony Vernon)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edmondo Tieghi ... Member of firing squad
Florencio Amarilla ... Revolutionary (uncredited)
Manuel Bermudez ... Mexican with Dynamite (uncredited)

Sergio Calderón ... Revolutionary (uncredited)
Saturno Cerra ... Mesa Verde Bank Prisoner (uncredited)
Franco Collace ... Napoleon Miranda (uncredited)
Simon van Collem ... Conductor (uncredited)
Alberigo Donadeo ... Santerna Man (uncredited)
Paolo Figlia ... Soldier in Mesa Verde Bank (uncredited)
Romano Milani ... Mesa Verde Bank Prisoner (uncredited)
Fabrizio Moresco ... One of Juan's Sons (uncredited)

Luis Morris ... Man who spits at poster (uncredited)

Aldo Sambrell ... Mexican Officer (uncredited)

Conrado San Martín ... Stagecoach driver (uncredited)
Luigi Tripodi ... Revolutionary (uncredited)

Directed by
Sergio Leone 
 
Writing credits
Sergio Leone (story) and
Sergio Donati (story)

Luciano Vincenzoni (screenplay) &
Sergio Donati (screenplay) &
Sergio Leone (screenplay)

Roberto De Leonardis (dialogue adaptation) &
Carlo Tritto (dialogue adaptation)

Produced by
Claudio Mancini .... associate producer
Fulvio Morsella .... producer
Ugo Tucci .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Ruzzolini (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
 
Art Direction by
Andrea Crisanti 
 
Set Decoration by
Dario Micheli 
 
Costume Design by
Franco Carretti 
 
Makeup Department
Paolo Borselli .... hair stylist (as Paolo Borzelli)
Amato Garbini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Claudio Mancini .... production supervisor
Camillo Teti .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Brandt .... assistant director
Alberto De Martino .... second unit director (as Martin Herbert)
Giancarlo Santi .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Giovanni Corridori .... construction coordinator
Ezio Di Monte .... assistant art director
Antonio Palombi .... construction coordinator (as Tonino Palombi)
Franco Velchi .... assistant art director
Robert McGinnis .... poster artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer
Michael Billingsley .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Antonio Margheriti .... special effects
Giovanni Corridori .... special effects (uncredited)
Gerry Johnston .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Benito Stefanelli .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Franco Delli Colli .... director of photography: second unit
Roberto Forges Davanzati .... assistant camera
Massimo Massimi .... gaffer
Angelo Novi .... still photographer
Alessandro Ruzzolini .... assistant camera
Idelmo Simonelli .... camera operator
Franco Tocci .... key grip
Claudio Sabatini .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Fausto Zuccoli .... director of photography: train crash (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luisa Buratti .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Gino Bartolini .... assistant editor
Rossana Maiuri .... first assistant editor
Olga Sarra .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ennio Morricone .... conductor
Federico Savina .... music editor
Federico Savina .... music recordist
Ennio Morricone .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Serena Canevari .... script supervisor
Raffaello Forti .... production accountant
Vasco Mafera .... production secretary
Giuseppe Rinaldi .... dubbing director
Benito Stefanelli .... master of arms
Gianfranco Bellini .... voice dubbing: Roy Bosier (uncredited)
Luciano De Ambrosis .... voice dubbing: John Frederick (uncredited)
Arturo Dominici .... voice dubbing: Amato Garbini (uncredited)
Michele Gammino .... voice dubbing: Franco Tocci (uncredited)
Pino Locchi .... voice dubbing: Rik Battaglia (uncredited)
Anna Miserocchi .... voice dubbing: Maria Monti (uncredited)
Bruno Persa .... voice dubbing: Jean Rougeul (uncredited)
Mario Pisu .... voice dubbing: Nazzareno Natale (uncredited)
Cesare Polacco .... voice dubbing: Michael Harvey (uncredited)
Giuseppe Rinaldi .... voice dubbing: James Coburn (uncredited)
Carlo Romano .... voice dubbing: Rod Steiger (uncredited)
Deddi Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Renato Pontecchi (uncredited)
Sergio Tedesco .... voice dubbing: Antoine Saint-John (uncredited)
Sergio Tedesco .... voice dubbing: Antonio Casale (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A Fistful of Dynamite" - Australia (alternative title), Canada (English title) (imdb display title), Europe (English title) (alternative title), International (imdb display title), International (English title) (alternative title), Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title), USA (alternative title)
"Duck, You Sucker" - International (English title) (imdb display title), USA (imdb display title)
"Once Upon a Time... The Revolution" - Europe (English title) (literal title), International (English title) (literal title)
"Once Upon a Time... the Revolution" - , International (imdb display title)
"¡Agáchate, maldito!" - Spain (imdb display title)
"C'era una volta la rivoluzione" - Italy (informal title)
"Sakrij se!" - Croatia (imdb display title), Yugoslavia (Croatian title) (imdb display title)
"Skrij se!" - Slovenia (imdb display title), Yugoslavia (Slovenian title) (imdb display title)
"Κάτω τα κεφάλια" - Greece
"За пригоршню динамита" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"За шепа динамит" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Érase una vez la revolución" - Argentina (alternative title)
"Aguenta-te, Canalha!" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Ducka, skitstövel!" - Sweden
"Duk dig, fjols" - Denmark
"Dukk, din tosk!" - Norway (imdb display title)
"Egy marék dinamit" - Hungary
"En handfull dynamit" - Sweden (TV title)
"För några nävar dynamit" - Sweden (reissue title)
"Garsc dynamitu" - Poland
"Hlavu dolů" - Czechoslovakia
"Huka dej, skitstövel" - Finland (Swedish title)
"Il était une fois la révolution" - Canada (French title)
"Il était une fois... la révolution" - France
"Kapsy plné dynamitu" - Czechoslovakia
"Kato ta kefalia" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Kourallinen dynamiittia" - Finland (DVD title)
"Los Héroes de Mesa Verde" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"Los héroes de Mesa Verde" - Argentina (imdb display title)
"Los héroes de la mesa verde" - Uruguay (original subtitled version)
"Maahan, senkin hölmö!" - Finland
"Quando Explode a Vingança" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Sagni se naivcino" - Serbia (literal English title)
"Sakrij se!" - Yugoslavia (Serbian title) (imdb display title)
"Todesmelodie" - West Germany
"Vrecká plné dynamitu" - Slovakia (imdb display title)
"Yûhi no gyangu tachi" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Yabandan gelen adam" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Za šaku dinamita" - Serbia
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Runtime:
157 min | USA:120 min (initial US release) | USA:138 min | USA:154 min (Laserdisc version)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor) (english version) | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15 (cut) | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 | Norway:18 (1972) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1988) | USA:PG (original rating) (certificate #23218) | USA:R (laserdisc rating) (1996) | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating) | West Germany:16 (nf) (re-rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Still hot from his Oscar win for In the Heat of the Night (1967), Rod Steiger earned $700,000 for this film.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The newspaper that John Mallory is given in the "surgical operation" scene reads in the right column "Y el mundial lo ganó Pelé...que es el rey.. balón", which would be translated as "And the Soccer World Cup was won by Pelé...who is the king... soccer ball". Famous soccer player Pelé was not even born in the 1910's.See more »
Quotes:
John H. Mallory:[to Dr. Villega] When I started using dynamite... I believed in... many things, all of it! Now, I believe only in dynamite. I don't judge you, Villega. I did that only... once in my life. Get shovellin'.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in FantastiCozzi (2016)See more »

FAQ

Is 'Duck, You Sucker' based on a book?
What is a "spaghetti western"?
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53 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
Another Sergio Leone masterpiece... Duck You Sucker!!!, 29 July 2004
Author: hokeybutt from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE aka DUCK YOU SUCKER (5 outta 5 stars)

I think this is Sergio Leone's third greatest movie... right after Once Upon a Time in the West and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Most Leone fans rank this film a lot lower... but I think that's because they are only familiar with the shortened two hour version. Also, for the record, I absolutely loathe the re-titling... A Fistful of Dynamite... how lame! At least the original Leone title, Duck You Sucker was... distinctive. Even the French title (translation: Once Upon a Time... The Revolution) is kinda classy. But AFOD??? Gimme a break! This movie has absolutely nothing to do with A Fistful of Dollars so why even try to make the comparison?

Anyway, I loved this movie when I first saw it in the theatre in 1972 (age 12). I am pretty sure that what we saw at the time was the lengthy, uncut version... and I don't remember being bored at all. (The most common complaint about this movie is that it is slow and boring... heck, that's the most common complaint about EVERY Leone movie.) Rod Steiger and James Coburn play Sean and Juan, respectively a poor Mexican bandit and a fugitive Irish terrorist... who meet up in Mexico and become involved (against their wills) with revolutionary warfare in that struggling country. The movie is exciting, funny, dramatic, suspenseful and, well, just plain brilliant. This is Ennio Morricone's greatest film score and the way it meshes with Leone's visuals is simply amazing... particularly in my favourite scene... the bank heist. Juan and his young sons break into the Bank of Mexico, shoot it out with the guards and go from door to door, searching for gold and finding only political prisoners, until finally... oh, I can't give it away! See it for yourself. This is a movie filled with classic scenes: Coburn's arrival on the "motorsickle" and his confrontation with Steiger's gang... Steiger and Coburn with their machine guns... Steiger's final act of vengeance (which is severely chopped to bits in the short version... robbing it of its vicious power). Its been said that Steiger's comical accent is stereotypical and insulting... but I say NO! He is playing one of the richest and most complex characters of his career... with some of his greatest speeches ("And what happens to the poor people? They are DEAD!"). Not to slight James Coburn, who also does a fantastic job, but Steiger is the star of this one.

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