A Fistful of Dollars

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A Fistful of Dollars (Italian: Per un pugno di dollari) is a 1964 film about a wandering gunfighter playing two rival families against each other, the Rojos and Baxters.

Directed by Sergio Leone. Written by Víctor Andrés Catena, Jaime Comas Gil, and Sergio Leone, based on Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo.
This is the man with no name. Danger fits him like a glove.taglines


Joe (The Man With No Name)[edit]

  • [Before a gunfight, to the undertaker.] Get three coffins ready.
  • [After same gunfight, to the undertaker] My mistake: four coffins.
  • You see, I understand you men were just playin' around, but the mule, he just doesn't get it. Course, if you were to all apologize... [the men laugh] I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. Gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it...
  • [To Ramon] "When the man with a 45 meets the man with a rifle, you said, "the man with a pistol is a dead man." [Joe loads his gun] Let's see if it's true. Go ahead, load up and shoot.
  • Sometimes the dead can be more useful than the living.
  • When a man's got money in his pocket, he begins to appreciate peace.
  • You shoot to kill, you better hit the heart. Your own words, Ramone. [Ramone fires off two shots, but Joe stands right back up] The heart, Ramone. Don't forget the heart. Aim for the heart, or you'll never stop me.

Others[edit]

  • Ramon Rojo: When a man with a .45 meets a man with a rifle, the man with a pistol will be a dead man. That's an old Mexican Proverb...and it's true.
  • Don Miguel Rojo: With a gun in his hand, nothing stands in his way.
  • Silvanito: I'm alive, and I want to remain with the living, understand? And when I'm dead, I want to remain with the dead. And I would be unhappy if somebody living forces me to remain with the living.
  • Chico: Our orders are to make sure he does not die... but also to make sure he regrets the day he was born.

Dialogue[edit]

John Baxter: Wait! Ramon! We'll pack up we'll leave, anything!
Ramon Rojo: Are you sure Baxter?
John Baxter: I swear it Ramon.
Ramon Rojo: Maybe you should discuss it with your wife. I don't think she'll be too happy! [shoots him]

Joe: Every town has a boss.
Silvanito: Yes, but when there are two around, I'd say there is one too many!

Joe: Baxter's over there, Rojo's there, me right smack in the middle.
Silvanito: If you are thinking what I suspect, I tell you, don't try it!
Joe: Crazy bell-ringer was right. There's money to be made in these parts. [pause] Which of the two is stronger?
Silvanito: Which of them is stronger? Well... the Rojos. Especially Ramon.

Esteban Rojo: My name is Esteban Rojo, my bother aked me to... what are you doing?
Joe: Moving.
Esteban Rojo: Don't you know all our men sleep here with us?
Joe: Well that's all very cozy, but I don't find you men all that appealing.

Don Miguel Rojo: That's the right idea? You didn't misunderstand?
Joe: I get the wrong idea only when it suits me.
Ramon Rojo: You are well informed, eh?
Joe: A man's life in these parts often depends on a mere scrap of information. Your brother's own words.
Ramon Rojo: Tell me. Why are you doing this for us?
Joe: [Holds out his hand with a response that is almost a question] Five hundred dollars.

Father: How may we thank you for what you are doing?
Joe: Don't try just get goin' before the Rojos get here.
Marisol: Why do you do this for us?
Joe: Why? Because I knew someone like you once and there was no one there to help. Now get movin'. Get movin'! Get out of here!

Joe: Mmh. Well, guess your government will be glad to see that gold back.
Silvanito: And you? You don't want to be here when they get it, eh?
Joe: You mean the Mexican government on one side? Maybe the Americans on the other side? Me right smack in the middle? Uhn-hn. Too dangerous. So long.
Silvanito: Adios.

Taglines[edit]

  • This is the man with no name. Danger fits him like a glove.
  • This short cigar belongs to a man with no name. This long gun belongs to a man with no name. This poncho belongs to a man with no name. He's going to trigger a whole new style in adventure.
  • In his own way he is perhaps, the most dangerous man who ever lived!

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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