The Mercenary (Il Mercenario) (A Professional Gun)
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The Mercenary (Il Mercenario) (A Professional Gun)
This spaghetti western finds a despotic mine owner (Eduardo Fajardo) the target for revenge by the idealistic patriot Eufemio (Tony Musante). He hires Bill Douglas (Franco Nero) to incite a revolution that will oust the government and the greedy miner. Douglas agrees as long as his creature comforts are insured during the crossing of the unforgiving desert. Ricciolo (Jack Palance) is the mercenary working for the side of the mineowner. Ennio Morricone provides the music for this violent and humorous film. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Corbucci is no stranger to stylistic excess. In this film, his camera is characteristically unencumbered...and his scenes of sadism, oddball humor, and hyperbolic political sentiment form a potent if uneven mixture of tones."
‑ Drew Hunt, Chicago Reader
"An overtly leftist political pic, that's also a stylish spaghetti western comedy of excessive violence and cruelty."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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