Manco is a bounty killer chasing El Indio and his gang. During his hunting, he meets Col. Douglas Mortimer, another bounty killer, and they decide to make a partnership, chase the bad guys together and split the reward. During their enterprise, there will be lots of bullets and funny situations. In the end, one of the bounty hunters shows the real intention of his hunting.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Clint Eastwood's character calls Lee Van Cleef's character "old man", while Van Cleef's character calls Eastwood "boy". In reality there is only a 5 year age difference between the two actors. See more »
Monco advises Indio not to ride north along the "Rio Bravo" but to ride south. The Rio Bravo (otherwise known as the Rio Grande) does not run to the north from El Paso but adjoins the city to the south. If they ride south to Mexico, they would have to cross the Rio Grande. See more »
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Col. Douglas Mortimer:
Is this part of Tucumcari?
We should pass there in about 3 to 4 minutes.
Col. Douglas Mortimer:
Carpetbagger on Train:
Well, eh, excuse me, but you made a mistake, Reverend. I couldn't help hearing you're going to Tucumcari. I sell goods around here, and I gotta tell you, you're on the wrong train. I think the nearest stop to Tucumcari is Amarillo. By getting off at Santa Fe and returning by way of Amarillo, you should be able to get right where... you're....
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The title credits disappear as if being shot by a gun. See more »
The German theatrical version has been cut by 10 minutes for the original release. Although the movie has been redubbed in 1995, the cuts have been kept. The following material was removed:
Pre-credits sequence shortened
The intro text after the credits is removed (restored in the '95 redub),
The head shot closeup of Guy Calloway is removed.
Indio shoots multiple times into the guard room.
Wife and child of the traitor of Indio are shot by Indio's men; dueling scene between Indio and the traitor is shortened,
Beating up scene of Monco and Mortimer shortened,
When Mortimer's Sister commits suicide, the pan down to the bleeding wound is removed,
The scene in which Monco counts the bounty as wounded Groggy tries to shoot him and Monco kills him, thus "solving his arithmetics problem", is removed
Completely defying the tried & tested Hollywood formula and introducing his own style of narration that was more character driven, glamorized violence & also added a new dimension of moral ambiguity into its characters' psyche, thus bringing both heroes & villains very much on the same level, Sergio Leone presented a whole new outlook of the Wild West in A Fistful of Dollars but with this second chapter, he further accelerates the inevitable rebirth of the western genre.
The second installment of Leone's Dollars trilogy is quite an improvement over its predecessor in almost all departments of filmmaking & gradually portrays the developing maturity in Leone's craftsmanship. Starring Clint Eastwood as a bounty hunter looking for a number of wanted suspects, who later partners with another bounty hunter looking for the same guys & make a deal of splitting the reward but in the end when it comes down to final showdown, one of them shows their real motive behind the hunt.
Featuring an improved direction from Sergio Leone, For A Few Dollars More presents the director in more control of his artistry & has a much stronger script to muster ahead with. The scope of camera-work, the precision of editing & overall production design also get their upgrades plus the performances from the recurring cast turn out to be better than the previous film with Clint Eastwood & new addition of Lee Van Cleef impressing the most.
On an overall scale, For A Few Dollars More is another huge step towards placing the coffin on traditional westerns & presents a significant evolution of every single aspect of its making when compared with A Fistful of Dollars. Ennio Morricone's music also leaves a bigger mark than before & it's exciting to observe how seamlessly it accompanies the drama. A rare sequel that improves upon the original, For A Few Dollars More is absolutely recommended.
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