Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria VolontÃ©, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy, Sieghardt Rupp
Rating: R (Restricted)
Runtime: 99 minutes
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.
Joe (The Man With No Name):
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...
Baxter's over there, Rojo's there, me right smack in the middle.
If you are thinking what I suspect, I tell you, don't try it!
Crazy bell-ringer was right. There's money to be made in these parts. [pause] Which of the two is stronger?
Which of them is stronger? Well... the Rojos. Especially Ramon.
Don Miguel Rojo:
That's the right idea? You didn't misunderstand?
I get the wrong idea only when it suits me.
You are well informed, eh?
A man's life in these parts often depends on a mere scrap of information. Your brother's own words.
Tell me. Why are you doing this for us?
[Holds out his hand with a response that is almost a question] Five hundred dollars.
Mmh. Well, guess your government will be glad to see that gold back.
And you? You don't want to be here when they get it, eh?
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.