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« on: December 15, 2005, 11:12:03 AM »

Anyone ever seen the film, Dollar for the Dead?  It looks awful, but the scanty reviews online are mixed.  Emilio EstÚvez is certainly an unusual choice for the lead in a gritty, Italo-Western sort of tale.

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2005, 05:33:28 PM »

It's not a bad movie. It's an homage to all the Spaghettis especially the dollars films and OUATITW. My favorite part is where Emilio is shooting through the floor to get down below and the opera music is playing. Very Leonesque. I think Emilio Estevez was better in Young Guns where he really played an anti-hero.

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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2005, 09:56:38 PM »

  I enjoyed the movie for what it is.  Its full of action, sometimes ridiculous action.  The scene Peacemaker mentioned has Emilio shooting his six-shooters through the floor about a hundred times withouth reloading.  You see that kind of stuff all the time, but Dollar for the Dead didn't try to cover this up at all.

  If the copy you find is cheap, its worth a watch because it is a fun movie.  As Peacemaker said, it is a homage to spaghetti westerns, and that's almost always worth it.

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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2005, 03:12:56 AM »

Thanks guys,i guess this is another one to add to the Almost Spaghetti Guide!!

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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2006, 06:26:22 PM »

I also found it enjoyable....a fun riff not only on Spaghetti Westerns...but also on the great John Woo.
Nice Almeria & Texas Hollywood locations....including some very familiar camera shots....good music.
And William Forsythe looks just like William Berger.
Produced by Tony Anthony.

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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008, 02:28:25 PM »

If William Forsythe looks like William Berger , Emilio Estevez looks like Barack Obama...
This looks sometime like a parody in places, the saloon scene is like a cartoon. Quotations from other movies are everywhere (from the Maestro in the score as well ). Still this is worth a watching for a pair of scenes. I give it 6\10.

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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2008, 02:00:57 AM »

This movie solely exist for the action scene that begins on the second floor of a saloon and ends on its porch.
Ridiculous mayhem that doesn't just begin with the floor shooting but continues with Estevez shooting guys that have a tendency to jump out of windows when pumped full of lead.
Pure brilliance. A ridiculous action scene that pre-dates and surpasses anything Shoot em up had to offer.
The rest of the flick cannot keep up.

Estevez's introductory scene comes close but it doesn't get a cigar.
The climax is uninspired trash.

5/10 for the movie

9/10 for the saloon shoot-out.

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