Most reference works mention Don Taylor as director, but over the years there have been rumours that most of the material was directed by either producer Zingarelli or screenwriter Dario Argento. He's a mercenary who enlists four specialists in the art of warfare to form his own army of five. He once stole an entire train load of cattle, but was imprisoned after he made the mistake of attempting to sell the cattle to their original owner. We also learn Dominguez was once part of a family acrobat team. Some time later, soldier found and executed his wife due to the participation of her father and brothers in the Revolution.
They are tracked by a large group of soldiers and are likely to be captured when they come upon a small group of rebels, who are there to cover the Five Man Army's escape. Nevertheless, some soldiers still manage to find the men and bring them to the local Mexican Army commandant. Starring as a group of five men enlisted to rob a train containing a shipment of gold were , , , and. The Retro Set is dedicated to deeply personal, in-depth reflections of the films that define us. The plot is direct and familiar.
The final act has some unexpected twists that still deliver a surprising payoff. The Dutchman's plan is to uncouple the car carrying the gold from the rest of the train without stopping it. After he was released from prison, he was forced to make a living doing menial labor. Simon is active within the database as both Scherpschutter and his alter ego Tiratore Scelto. At one moment, when a large canon was exposed, I even thought of The Guns of Navarone. Despite being a skilled gunman, he prefers to fight with a sword and throwing knives. He has no choice but to rearm the other four, who are able to ambush and quickly kill all of the soldiers.
He still makes mixed tapes if he likes you enough. The difficult robbery succeeds, despite Samurai falling off the train and Augustus dropping a key piece of equipment. At this point, hundreds of rebels arrive to retrieve their gold. They treat the Five Man Army like heroes, and it is implied that Augustus, Mesito, and Samurai have chosen to join the rebels as well. Almost without the threat of a scratch as they bring down guards with knives and slingshots! Running time 105 minutes Country Italy Language Italian English The Five Man Army : Un esercito di 5 uomini is a Italian taking place during the. Currently, Simon is living in Turnhout, Belgium. But he runs really fast through fields and over hills to catch up.
The Dutchman has planned to rob a train across the border in Mexico, and the men are all delighted, until they are told that the train is defended by soldiers, armed with a machine gun and even a cannon. The Dutchman is about to leave with the gold, but he is stopped by the arrival of many soldiers. Though the four specialists have ridden miles and miles to reach The Dutchman — changing from U. I love the genres that have been fortified and improved by Spaghetti Westerns; the Samurai films, the Noirs, yadda yadda. He disarms the other four and explains to them that his wife had been executed by soldiers since other members of her family were rebels. One of the characters states: Our time is over and we know it. He moved from America to Mexico, where he married a local woman.
According to Giusti Spencer did his own lines in English. Augustus and a strongman Mesito with the promise of some quick money. The end may feel a little too pat, but the story has worked so hard to get you there, you can almost forgive the heavy-handedness. The Dutchman and the rebels all know they will be unable to stop the soldiers, but the rebels are willing to sacrifice themselves for the Five, emphasizing the importance of the Five's mission. Dutch needs them to help him rob a train filled with gold. He was orphaned following a tragic accident during one performance and turned to a life of crime. Other critics have written about how great the score is, but to me, feels like a complete retread of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, complete with pipe whistles, a grunting male chorus, surf guitar, and even a variation on that iconic melody.
Robbing a train never looked so easy. Directed by: Don Taylor Cast: Peter Graves … Dutchman Bud Spencer … Mesito James Daly … Capt. It could be the slow pace of the Leone Italian Oaters; the extreme camera moves, the overwrought performances, the endless looks and raised eyebrows and terrible dubbing that test my patience. In truth, all five survive without a scratch. The American and European actors fare pretty well in this blend of styles. Immediately after they assemble, their first undertaking is to save the rebel leader who hired them from being executed.
Gutierrez Daniela Giordano … Maria aka: Un esercito di cinque uomini Score: Ennio Morricone Runtime: 105 min. Their job is financed by a revolutionary, and the gold is meant to fund the war machine. For the mission, he lures a knife thrower Samuri , an acrobat Luis Dominguez , an explosive expert Capt. Now armed again, Augustus, Mesito, and Samurai attempt to take the gold from the Dutchman. She also came up with a nice anecdote: the producers wanted an actress who spoke English; she passed the language test. The biggest problem of all is the mission itself.