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Title: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: rddesq on February 27, 2004, 02:51:38 PM
I ordered the Spaghetti Western box set from Blue Underground.  It contains Django, Django Kill!, Run Man Run and Mannaja. I ordered it because the first 3 movies are all listed in the Top 20 Non-Leone Spaghetti Westerns in the order listed.   I have not watched Mannajs yet however, while I enjoyed the first three I felt Run Man Run (RMR) was far far superior than Django and Django Kill! which are ranked above it.  RMR is much more like a Sergio Leone western in cinamatography and plot/story.  Django and Django Kill! seem almost like parodies and the production value is lacking.  RMR is very good, with great wide shots, great production value and very good and complex, multi-layered and above all coherent plot and I think it is much better than its ranking.   The lead actor Tomas Milian who is also the lead in Django Kill! is a bit of a goof but he is crazy like a fox.   The DVD's are all high quality too.  


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on February 27, 2004, 06:05:33 PM
rddesq,

Thanks for the critique, I'm thinking of buying this set also for Django and Run Man Run, I saw the Big Gundown and heard that RMR was similar though without Lee Van Cleef.

It sounds like your tastes are like mine, I love Leone but wish to sample the best of the other Spag Directors, get a little bit too much off the Reservation and it puts me off. I can watch off the wall stuff in the old Wild Wild West TV show if I want stuff stretching reality, lol.

Let me know what you think of Mannaja.

I've got the Pocket Essentials Spaghetti Westerns, they list abot 31 worthy films, with ratings, so I may sample some of their recommendations. "A Bullet for the General", "Face to Face", "Compeneros", "The Great Silence", all got 4/5's.

Have you seen any others that you feel are Leone like.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: redyred on February 28, 2004, 07:20:21 AM
Just watched a trailer for run man run on www.blue-underground.com - It does look really good, as does Mannaja which I'm hopefully getting my hands on a copy of soon.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: rddesq on February 28, 2004, 01:20:16 PM
I just finished watching Mannaja.  It is really good.  Very polished, rich and stylized.  It uses slow motion a la Peckinpah.  Good story and again much much better than Django and Django Kill!  Mannaja is not in the list of the top 20 non-Leone Spaghetti Westerns that I got off another Web site but it should be.  Having read so much about Django and Django Kill! I expcected them to be much better but I think Mannaja and Run Man Run are superior in every way.  I would recommned Mannaja and will watch it again before I watch Run Man Run although I will watch it again too. The production quality of  Django and Django Kill! are very poor compared to the richness of Mannaja.  I think I actually liked it better than Run Man Run.  I plan to order more of the top 20.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on February 28, 2004, 08:49:21 PM
thanks rddesq


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on September 30, 2004, 05:20:04 PM
Ok got this DVD the other day and what I have to say right from the git go is if you haven't seen The Big Gundown, you're kind of getting the sequil first and won't really appreaciate it as much as if you've seen it the other way around. The whole Cuchillo character originates in The Big Gundown, and his mannerisims and personality are first introduced here. In the first film Cuchillo (tomas Milian) is accused of rape and murder and Lee Van Cleef is after him.

Run Man Run Though entertaining, is a notch below the first film. It has Cuchillo mixed up with lost Juarez gold, and a chase to get to it first, in the process he runs into various interested parties, and has to deal also with is girlfriend (Chelo Alonso, a dark beauty) who is also hot on his trail. Donal O'Brien unfortunately is no Van Cleef, but it would not have made sense to have him in this film anyway.

Cuchillo encounters a good looking Salvation Army blond (Linda Veras) who takes a fancy to him which is the basis for a later hot cat fight between Alonso and Veras.

Milian, was actually Sergio Sollima's main character much like Eastwood was for Leone, and in an extra interview on this DVD he states that his intention was to make the "peon" the hero.

Also included on this DVD is Western's Italian Style narrated by Frank Wolff, it has footage of the making of "The Great Silence" (shaving cream was used for the snow), and "Run Man Run" it aslo has interviews with Serio Sollima, Sergio Corbucci, and Enzo G. Castellari. great stuff.



Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: DJIMBO on October 01, 2004, 03:44:17 AM
ive heard that Run Man Run is pretty much a poor remake of The Big Gundown, which by the way I jhavent seen. Is that true, CJ?


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on October 01, 2004, 05:32:56 AM
Not so much a remake but the sequil, its as if Leone were to have made the further adventures of Tuco Ramierez, it could not possibly top GBU but if you sympathize with the Tuco character you'd want to know about his further adventures.

Its essential to see TBG first though.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: DJIMBO on October 01, 2004, 06:18:54 AM
cheers, cj, ive just never understood why The Big Gundown and Face to Face are so hard 2 get hold of when u can get Run Man Run on English DVD no probs.  :-\


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: DJIMBO on October 01, 2004, 06:26:06 AM
actually ive just found out you can order Face to Face from Japan and it has an English language option, so its just The Big Gundown which is mysteriously absent from English DVD release.

Im contemplating order RMR and FTF, anyone whose seen the films recommend i dont?


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: spag fan on October 01, 2004, 06:48:34 AM
I haven't seen The Big Gundown, but thought Run Man Run was a fun flick. The Italian Western documentary was cool too. I'd say get 'em.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: rddesq on October 01, 2004, 10:54:50 AM
I have seen both and the big gundown is better but run man run is good as well.  As for the unavailabilty of the big gun down, fret no more.  It is available and I recently ordered it and got it.   You simply need to send an e-mail to following:  kingriek@shaw.ca   It's in english too.  It cost me $20 and I got it in about a week.   It's on DVD and it is very well done.  I recommend it.  He also has a long list of other Spag. Westerns for sale.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Two Kinds of ... on October 23, 2004, 02:55:35 PM
The Big Gundown is on Westerns Channel a lot this month.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Christopher on March 17, 2005, 11:01:19 AM
I watched Run, Man, Run last night. I haven't seen The Big Gundown, but I'd like to. Especially after seeing Run Man Run. I really liked the character of Cuchillo. He's not the type of character who you'd usually picture as the main character in a SW, which is the point the director makes on the documentary.

I thought it was interesting that they put this movie with Mannaja, considering both films seem to have such a different feel to them. Run Man Run is much lighter and funny.

I had a question about the bounty hunter, Cassidy. I wasn't sure what his reasons were for wanting the gold. Well, I could guess why he'd want gold, of course, but if they get the gold back to the Mexicans to aid the cause Cuchillo was going after in the first place, Cassidy wouldn't be able to keep any of the gold. And he made it clear earlier in the film that he wasn't interested in helping the Mexican cause. So that question just stood out in my mind. ???

(BTW, I merged this topic with an earlier one I found about RMR)


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on March 17, 2005, 04:06:16 PM
I don't want to give away any spoilers but its not exactly,
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(the "tough but not so bright gringo Cuchillo keeps outwitting".)
You'll see what I mean.  ;D



Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on December 06, 2005, 06:53:40 AM
I watched this again this last weekend and I have to say that I've now changed my assesment of this film and think its one of Milian's best, if not the best.

Before I was watching in the contrast between Run Man Run and other Milian films where he isn't the only main star particularly TBG. So in retrospect I was always comparing him to what came previously.

This past viewing made me realise that Milian's name is above the title and this is his main SW starring role, his vehicle. He is repising the Cuchillo character but the emphasis on the movie is him and knife throwing abilities, his athletic abilities, his irresistability to women, and his cunning knack for getting into and out of trouble. Cassidy is no Van Cleef but a lesser version of a similar character that doesnot over shadow Milian, and he does have some good tounge in cheek lines that do repeat in the film, that I won't reveal. Chelo Alonzo is great as Cuhillo's girlfriend and she actually is one of the main characters in the adventure she and linda Veras get into a pretty humorous girlfight with petticoats flying garters exposed as they roll about, over Cuchillo, who doesn't do much at all to stop them.  ;D

It was a very entertaining flick, on this second viewing, Sollima basically made his GBU, and it has a good Bruno Nicoli ( actually a Morricone) score that again like GBU & OUTITW has different themes for different characters, Miliam's theme, Cassidy's theme, The Poet's Theme, Dolores' theme, Miss Pennybackers theme, etc., etc.

The chase in the snow is a beautiful SW set piece and Sollima is understandably proud of it, I've basically have re-evaluated this upwards The title sequence is great and Milian's singing the title song is what you'd expect to hear from an untrained lowly peon.

An you have to watch is in the frame of mind as Milian's Opus SW.

The extras are well worth the DVD price.
Get it if you don't have it.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 06, 2005, 07:34:28 AM
I agree with you completely Joe. Its a great Spaghetti and I very much enjoyed it when I watched it. I must admit, I am a sucker for snow on celluloid  ;D


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on December 06, 2005, 05:39:50 PM
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Joe, I'm tempted to chalk this up to your zeal for the Zapatas 


It's actually a bit light on the Zapata front compared to some of the others, lol, no machine guns, no trains blowing up, if you thought this was lecturing, you may not like the rest of the Zapatas.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Banjo on December 07, 2005, 06:56:33 AM
I have agree with Cigar Joe and Leone_Admirer.I don't see it as a pale imitation of Big Gundown as often suggested,far from it, and this could very easily be amongst my top 10 SW's.The DVD is fantastic and packed full of goodies!


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on December 07, 2005, 05:52:11 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on January 10, 2006, 10:40:18 PM
I found a Chelo Alonzo site  :o

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/7174/alonso052zu.jpg)

Enjoy,  ;D


http://www.cultsirens.com/alonso/alonso.htm



Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: The Peacemaker on January 25, 2006, 02:59:31 PM
Just watched my Blue Underground DVD of Run, Man, Run! What a great SW! I loved it! The character development was fantastic and there were just as many sub-plots as you would find in a Leone film. Plus the DVD gives you a half-hour documentary made in 1968 about the Spaghetti Western craze. It's narrated by Frank Wolff, has interviews from Enzo Castellari, Sergio Corbucci, and Sergio Sollima, and has behind the scenes footage of Run, Man, Run and The Great Silence.

This DVD is a must-own for any Spaghetti Western fan!


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: The Peacemaker on January 25, 2006, 05:19:24 PM
WHOA!!! What happened?!? This was suppose to be a new topic and for some reason it was put under a different thread! That was freaky.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on January 25, 2006, 05:59:02 PM
Probably our moderators doing their job,  ;)

Anyway glad you liked it. I've upped my estimation of the flick also and now think its Milian's best SW.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Poggle on March 06, 2006, 09:13:27 PM
I haven't seen the movie, but I have a question. On the trailer there's a scene with Cuchillo tied by his hands and he's saying something like "Uno, dos, uno dos!"

That's all I could understand. What is he saying?


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Craig on March 06, 2006, 10:24:28 PM
I think this my absolute favorite non-Leone SW (yes, I like it more than THe Great Silence). And, IMO Run Man Run blows the The Big Gundown out of the water. There is no comparison. I love Lee Van Cleef, but I think Run Man Run Is a far superior flick in that is spotlights the character of Cuchio who is far more interesting then the lawmen that are after him.

To me the movie just feels like it's on the same level as Leone's movies,. It's a feeling I haven't gotten (and at this point, probably won't) from any of the other spaghettis that I've seen.

I really, really enjoy this movie. The musical score is top  notch (as always w/ Morricone) and it's one of my favorite SW intros, with the revolutionary images of the painting being shown and Tomas Milan(?) speaking/singing the main tune.

Great stuff.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 15, 2006, 12:07:55 AM
I really enjoyed this as well but saw RMR before I saw TBG and I don't think it matters which one you see first as the tone is drastically different between the two films. I also enjoyed Donald O'brien's character in this one and felt he could have held his own with heavyweights like Van Cleef and Gemma if given more opportunities. I have the Soundtrack to RMR and oddly the title track is sung by a different singer.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Banjo on May 25, 2007, 04:20:59 AM
Leone Admirer's review from his SW Virgins Guide:-

Run Man Run!

I really, really enjoyed this last night. The film has everything going for it, great story, great actors, great direction and a great score by Morricone and it all adds up to a very entertaining experience.
     Milian is Cuchillo, a peasent knife thrower who finds himself in jail. His cell mate turns out to be an important member of a Mexican revolutionary group, and he offers Cuchillo $100 dollars to get him free. Curchillo breaks them both out of jail and takes the 'poet' to his destination. On arrival the poet is killed by a bandit group and he commands Cuchillo to go to Texas with a newspaper he gives him to bring back $3 million worth of gold back for the revolutioanry fund. Cuchillo finds himself being chased by American Agents, his hot blooded fiance (The fiery Chelo Alonso) and a sheriff turned bounty hunter (Donal O'Brien.)
    The film does contain politcial overtones, which you would expect in an Italian film dealing with a revolution. But, the message isn't forced upon the audience every second of the film and this helps to create a very enjoyable atmosphere. This is a 'journey' film with Cuchillo meeting lots of wierd, wonderful and nasty people and the entire presentation of the film, from the direction, characterisation and score help to represent this.
      The acting in this film is of a very high quality. Milian is as great as always and his character, who is almost always very likeable and quite honorable is always welcomed on screen. The fiery Alonso is more of a comic character, with her scenes of chasing down her man, not really helping, but also not really harming, the story. O'Brien plays the gringo bounty hunter very well, bringing over his gruff demanor but also a sense of personal honor that does seem to be out of place in this harsh world.
      Direction in this film by Sergio Sollima was excellent, the pace was fast and furious, the action is expertly handled and the humor is done just right, with its pitch black tones so well found in rthe spaghetti western genre.  The sequences in the snow were absolutely beautifully shot and the cinematography of this film is of a very high standard.
      The music was also excellent. Its an interesting story that because of contract obligations from another movie, Morricone scored this film but had to put the name of the conductor, Bruno Nicolai as the composer. The score is very rich, with many motifs that are found in Morricone's work and the different themes for all the character stay with you for a long time.
    Blue Underground describe the transfer used in this DVD release as being "Fully restored from the original vault materials and is now presented uncut and uncensored for the first time in America." The visual quality of the transfer is of a high standard. It's not flawless, there are some splices, debris and detritus but it certainly looks miles better then the scope films of the Wild East DVD's. The English mono soundtrack sound excellent, bringing out the dialogue and the fantastic soundtrack really well. Also included is the original Italian mono track.
    Blue Underground has also included a 17 minute featurette entitled Run Man Run: 35 Years Running which contains interviews with the Director, Sergio Sollima and the star Tomas Milian. This is a very interesting featurette, with both imparting little known facts about the production as well as describing working with each other. Also included is the rarely-seen (and in my opinion for a good reason) 60's documentary about the spaghetti western phenomenon called Westerns Italian Style. This documentary doesn't impart any infomation that we don't already know and its staged sequences are quite embarrasing (as well as the sound track from the band John & Wayne.) However it does contain interviews with directors Castellari, Corbucci and Sollima as well as some behind the scenes footage from the Great Silence and Run Man Run as well as the best bit which is an all too brief behind the scens footage of the making of the rail road outside the McBain ranch in Once Upon A Time In The West.
     Also included is a very good trailer, a good poster and stills gallery as well as some Talent Bios and the Italian Main Title sequence, which differs a bit from the English language version.
     I had been really looking forward to this film ever since I saw the trailer and it did not dissapoint at all. It's a testiment to how good it was because I stared watching it at 2am and it finished at about 4am and it kept me riverted through out. I really recomend this to all spaghetti fans, new and old. It really is a great spaghetti.



Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Arizona Colt on May 28, 2007, 12:46:15 PM
RUN, MAN, RUN- 1968

Tomas Milian, Donald O'brien, Linda Veras, Chelo Alonso, John Ireland

-Very funny and fun western from Sergio Sollima. A sequel to his own BIG GUNDOWN continuing the adventures of Cuchillo (Milian) as he becomes involved in the whereabouts of some hidden gold that is coveted by everyone from Bandit gangs to retired lawmen to Salvation Army workers.

This highly enjoyable oater is enhanced by a dynamite performance from DR. BUTCHER himself, Donald O’Brien who seldom got meaty roles such as this. O'brien also gets decent roles in EMMANUELLE & THE LAST CANNIBALS, 2020 TEXAS GLADIATORS and THE NEW GLADIATORS from Fulci.

John Ireland has what amounts to a cameo as a bandit leader. The music by Morricone is very spirited and playful. Peplum actress Alonso plays the feisty female who wants, in a rather forceful way, to be Cuchillo's wife. She could chase me anytime. Linda Veras is another strong female character who vies for Cuchillo's affections but for different reasons.

At nearly two hours, the film bogs down a bit towards the end, but a minor quibble nonetheless. It’s a shame Sollima only directed three spaghetti westerns.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Banjo on May 28, 2007, 04:47:13 PM
I love Run Man Run which rivals GBU and The Mercenary for its epicness.

Donal O'Brien was fine as Cassidy but had it had been LVC then this movie would've got a 10 out of 10 rating from me. :)


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on May 30, 2007, 04:35:33 PM
Obrien wasn't bad but Van Cleef would have been better.

Also the line that Obrien uses (first time) when he confronts the bad guy in the cantina, then later on agin as a running joke could have been played up abit better , or used a few more times for better effect.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Arizona Colt on May 31, 2007, 05:21:12 AM
Either way, it was a pleasure for me to see this character actor get a big role for a change. The only other big role I remember seeing him in was DR. BUTCHER MD aka ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST (1980) from Enzo Girolami, Castellari's father.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Banjo on May 31, 2007, 06:02:44 AM
O'Brien got quite a substantial role as the rugged preacher brother of Richard Harrison(looking like Franco Nero's "Penguin") in the mediocre sw comedy Jesse & Lester.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Arizona Colt on May 31, 2007, 12:37:04 PM
Well there you go! What year was that Banjo?


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Banjo on May 31, 2007, 02:45:48 PM
I created a thread about it awhile ago:-

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=4288.0


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on May 31, 2007, 09:31:34 PM
He's a Nazi in "The Train" with Burt Lancaster.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: brutto on August 09, 2007, 08:14:03 AM
very interesting and funny, original from 1970:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5eRML8SUUo&mode=related&search=


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Silenzio on August 09, 2007, 09:11:55 AM
This can be seen in the special features of the Run, Man, Run dvd.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 09, 2007, 09:26:25 AM
I haven't seen this. Thanks for posting brutto! O0


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: brutto on August 09, 2007, 11:30:22 AM
 :)


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 09, 2007, 11:44:21 AM
This can be seen in the special features of the Run, Man, Run dvd.

yeah, I have that too.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: dave jenkins on August 09, 2007, 02:35:45 PM
Thanks. You've reminded me I need to do a proper entry for Frank Wolff in the SL Encyclopedia.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 09, 2007, 02:44:05 PM
Thanks. You've reminded me I need to do a proper entry for Frank Wolff in the SL Encyclopedia.

Oh yeah, we forgot about him.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Jill on August 27, 2007, 01:24:09 PM
I really enjoyed this. It had Italian audio and no english subs (it doesn't  worked, had some time problem), and I don't understand Italian too much, but I understood it good. Thank Tomas  ;D His face is like an open book.

Girls fighting ROCKS. O'Brian is really good. He is more like Berger than Lee. I heard Sollima wanted Berger, but he had... problems.  :-[


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Silenzio on August 27, 2007, 01:25:42 PM
I thought this was good, but compared to Sollima's other two excellent Spaghetti efforts, it was NOTHING.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: The Firecracker on August 27, 2007, 07:13:57 PM
but he had... problems.  :-[


In jail no doubt.

I thought this movie was pretty good.
It's a series of great scenes between some dull scenes.
The John Ireland appearence being the most boring scene in the film.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on August 27, 2007, 08:03:49 PM
the other plus is that this one has Morricone's signature lietmotif's for the different characters.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: mike siegel on August 29, 2007, 09:11:54 AM
GREAT FILM.

In Germany KOCH-MEDIA did a beautiful release on all three Sollima Westerns a few years ago. A big box incl. a nice book on Italian Western. I made a one hour documentary about Sollima for the box. Unfortunately it is in Italian/German only. Sollima is a great story teller like the incident with van Cleef's horse on RESA (it had a hard-on and they couldn't film it), or the problems Volonte and Milian had with each other, which lead to a rather girlish fight (the Italians are good with shooting, but they don't like to box each other, adds Sergio..) - in which the only injured person appeared to be the girl from wardrobe who wanted to stop them...

It's interesting that some say RMR has an 'expensive' look, I'd say that shows the skill of Sollima & the crew as RMR actually had problems reagarding a much too low budget (Sollima's Producer Grimaldi couldn't do that show).

Of the trilogy it's my personal favorite. I guess merely because I love Mexican/desert themes like GIU LA TESTA, IL MERCENARIO & TEPEPA.. Also the soundtrack haunts me for 20 years now :).  Tomas Milian did sing the song himself in the film. In those days he also had a band and was a singer.

In general LA RESA DEI CONTI is regarded is the ultimate classic of the trilogy. But I think that is because it is such a classic story and it also belongs, like FAFDM & DJANGO, to the first big wave of the genre. Great film nevertheless. I'm not the biggest fan of the look of the film incl. wardrobe & design.

Which was much better in FACCIA A FACCIA. Probably the best of the series (minus Milian's wig, which is just impossible). FACCIA A FACCIA is fantastic in all aspects of film making. An unusual classy entry to a genre that produced in the end maybe 80% of bad films. Maybe a bit to demanding for the average western-audience...

So the trilogy is next to Leone's Dollar films the only exceptional one in the genre.
I still find it strange that SE SEI VIVO, SPARA (Django kill!) encounters such dislike here in this forum. Nobody
who really appreciates it ??


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: The Firecracker on August 29, 2007, 09:44:23 AM

who really appreciates it ??

Seen it three times over the course of five years.
Never cared for it.
And good job on the box set. It's great. Had look over the doc once but of course couldn't understand a lot.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: moviesceleton on June 26, 2008, 12:33:49 PM
Just watched this. A very entertaining, fast-paced, humor-driven Spaghetti Western. I think this is my second favorite non-Leone SW (behind My Name Is Nobody), but I haven't seen even a dozen of those so I'm not the person to trust in these things. I didn't understand this was a sequel until I read this thread; I didn't feel I was missing anything.

The script is funny, the plot is twisted enough but not too much and Milian is great in his role (I loved the scene with that shovel ;D). Somebody earlier in this thread mentioned the high production values...well quite frankly I thought the opposite, but sure they were high for a SW. Another flaw were IMO weak or unclear motives for some actions, but that could also have something to do with my slow brain...


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: titoli on June 26, 2008, 07:21:46 PM
American trailer:


http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=nuq4xjfFSOY


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on June 26, 2008, 08:01:35 PM
I like the cat fight between Linda Veras and Chelo Alonzo.  8)


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: dave jenkins on June 26, 2008, 08:41:20 PM
I like the cat fight between Linda Veras and Chelo Alonzo.  8)
Don't we all.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on September 16, 2011, 04:35:56 AM
Watched this again last night, and enjoyed it once again, could have had some more fleshed out story lines, but its a minor quibble  O0


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: Groggy on February 10, 2013, 01:46:43 PM
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Sergio Sollima's final Western is a sequel to The Big Gundown (1966). Tomas Milian's Cuchilio returns in Run, Man, Run! (1968), more lighthearted than its predecessor but no less entertaining.

Cuchilio (Tomas Milian) rescues revolutionary poet Ramirez (Jose Torres) from a Mexican jail. After bandits murder Ramirez, Cuchilio is entrusted to recover a Juarista gold stash in a Texas border town. A complicated race for the gold ensues, with government agents, Mexican bandits and a Salvation Army worker (Linda Veras) all vying for the money. To thwart his opponents, Cuchilio forms an alliance with Cassidy (Donald O'Brien), an American bounty hunter with his own agenda.

Run, Man, Run! loosely recalls The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with its convoluted treasure hunt and double-crossing anti-heroes. Sollima exchanges Gundown's politically-freighted seriousness for broad comedy. Cuchilio is both the progenitor and butt of jokes, whether pulling knives from his hair or having dynamite stuffed in his mouth. The subplot with Cuchilio's nagging fiancee (Chelo Alonso) proves more tiresome. Sollima's revolutionary setting mostly provides a colorful backdrop, akin to Sergio Corbucchi's A Professional Gun and Companeros.

But Run, Man, Run! never descends to They Call Me Trinity levels of silliness. The plot functions in time-honored Spaghetti fashion, each character forming alliances only to renege when convenient. Sollima stages handsome action scenes, from a horse chase in the mountains to the climactic nighttime showdown. With its lean narrative and surfeit of shootouts, Run, Man Run! is extremely entertaining.

Tomas Milian makes a much different Cuchilio here. No longer the crafty fugitive, he's now a lovable scamp with a heart. Stoic Donald O'Brien provides serviceable contrast. Linda Veras is amusingly prudish but Chelo Alonso's sultry whining proves annoying. Among the rogue's gallery of villains: Marco Gugliemi and Licnao Rossi as French mercenaries, Nello Pazafini as a bellowing bandit chief and Gianni Rizzo as Veras's slimy father. John Ireland puts in a brief cameo.

Run, Man, Run! may lack the complexity of Sollima's usual work but it's a fun ride all the same. Sometimes Western need only be light entertainment, and this Spaghetti hits the spot. 8/10

http://nothingiswrittenfilm.blogspot.com/2013/02/run-man-run.html (http://nothingiswrittenfilm.blogspot.com/2013/02/run-man-run.html)


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: cigar joe on February 10, 2013, 03:37:35 PM
http://nothingiswrittenfilm.blogspot.com/2013/02/run-man-run.html (http://nothingiswrittenfilm.blogspot.com/2013/02/run-man-run.html)

I believe it also may be one of the few Spaghetti Westerns that also have leitmotifs for the main characters, I know Linda Veras has one that I remember.
Original Music by Bruno Nicolai    & Ennio Morricone (uncredited) 8/10
 


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: stanton on February 10, 2013, 03:40:05 PM
Nicolai claimed in an interview that the score was composed by Morricone.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: O'Cangaceiro on February 11, 2013, 11:23:08 AM
Nicolai claimed in an interview that the score was composed by Morricone.

Don't know about Nicolai making that claim, but Sollima did. The interview is one of the extras in the Run Man Run DVD from Blue Underground.


Title: Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968)
Post by: stanton on February 11, 2013, 12:52:56 PM
Don't know about Nicolai making that claim, but Sollima did. The interview is one of the extras in the Run Man Run DVD from Blue Underground.

Oops, then I most likely got it wrong ...