Django (1966)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Spaghetti Western, Outlaw (Gunfighter) Film  |   Release Date - Dec 21, 2012 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Spain  |  
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Sergio Corbucci crafted one of the most popular and widely imitated of the Italian "spaghetti westerns" of the 1960s with this violent but stylish action saga. A mysterious man named Django (Franco Nero) arrives in a Mexican border town dragging a small coffin behind him. When he attempts to save a woman who is being attacked by a group of bandits, he finds himself in the middle of a conflict between Mexican gangsters and racist Yankee thugs, with the innocent townspeople and a fortune in Mexican gold stuck somewhere in between. Django becomes a force to be reckoned with when it's discovered his coffin actually contains a Gatling gun. Django proved so popular in Europe that over 30 sequels and follow-ups were produced, though Franco Nero would not return to the role until 1987's Django 2: Il Grande Ritorno (the only sequel endorsed by Corbucci), which proved to be the last film in the series.

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border-town, KKK (Ku Klux Klan), one-against-odds, outlaw [Western], robbery, stranger