Beyond The Law


Beyond The Law

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Unlike Clint Eastwood, who in the 1960s was cast as the Man With No Name, Beyond the Law star Lee Van Cleef has a name, and a very functional one. Van Cleef is known to one and all as Bandit Turned Sheriff. Actually, a more appropriate cognomen would be Bandit Turned Sheriff But Still a Bandit, since Van Cleef only pretends to reform so that he can steal a cavalry payroll. Since it's hard to watch Beyond the Law with a straight face to begin with, the producers wisely decided to turn this spaghetti western into a semi-comedy. Released in Italy in 1967 as Al Di La Della Legge, Beyond the Law was distributed in the US in 1971.


Lee Van Cleef
as Billy Joe Cudlip
Antonio Sabato
as Ben Novack
Graziella Granata
as Sally Davis
Bud Spencer
as James Cooper
Gordon Mitchell
as Bat-Cloaked Villain
Ann Smyrner
as Lola / Betty
Herbert Fux
as Eustaccio/Denholm
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Critic Reviews for Beyond The Law

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  • Mailer's Beyond the Law has a zillion little irritations, but it has authentic scurrility and funk before it goes sour with Mailer's Irish brogue monologue.

    Jun 18, 2019 | Full Review…
  • There is a perfectly sensible massacre at the end, with Lionel Stander, here a decayed preacher, giving one of his gruesome dying performances which anyone who saw Polanski's Cul-de-Sac will remember him for.

    Oct 19, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Beyond The Law

  • Apr 20, 2010
    Suprisingly good Spaghetti Western.Even better then I expected it to be
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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