Dollar for the Dead


Dollar for the Dead

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With this western saga, the TNT network pays tribute to the Spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone. Featuring the original crew responsible for the Italian helmer's most famous genre entries A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the film was primarily shot in Spain. The tale is set just after the American Civil War and follows the efforts of a tormented cowboy and his strange partner to seek out a cache of gold hidden in the badlands by Confederate soldiers. The all-star cast includes Emilio Estevez and William Forsythe.


Emilio Estevez
as The Cowboy
Howie Long
as Reager
Joaquim de Almeida
as Friar Ramon
Ed Lauter
as Colby
Lance Kinsey
as Tracker
Jordi Molla
as Federale Captain
Leticia Alvarez
as Young Mexican Girl
George Bullock
as Regular No. 1
Ignacio Carreno
as Will's Friend
Keith Farmer
as Bartender/Gunpowder
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Critic Reviews for Dollar for the Dead

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A clear homage to the works of Sergio Leone, right down to the nameless hero, squinty-eyed standoffs, and reverent score, the film this is most akin to, however, is Sam Raimi's The Quick And The Dead.

Nov 2, 2018 | Full Review…

A dollar is more than Estevez deserved for this

Oct 22, 2005 | Rating: 1/5

A tiresome film.

Sep 24, 2003 | Rating: 45/100

Audience Reviews for Dollar for the Dead


Obvious homage to the spaghetti western and of course Mr Leone's work with Mr Eastwood but this made for TV film is really quite absurd and daft. Using Estevez for his 'Young Guns' fame was a neat move as he looks good as someone you wouldn't think of as a butch heroic sharp shooter but that's where it ends. For some reason Quintano decided to go over the top with his shooting scenes and blend the classic gunman approach with slow motion and ridiculous stunts much in the vein as John Woo. What you get is a reasonable western at times with sequences of hilariously bad and impossibly stupid stunts which show Estevez's character to be an invincible flying ninja who has eyes in his arse as he doesn't even have to look where he shooting. Its all a bit hokey, looks cheap and has Howie Long as a bad guy, nuff said.

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