A Fistful of Dollars

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A Fistful of Dollars 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 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.

The Man With No Name

  • Aim for the heart, Ramon.
  • [Before a gunfight, to the undertaker.] Get three coffins ready.
  • [After same gunfight, to the undertaker] My mistake: four coffins.
  • The Rojos on one side of town, the Baxters on the other, and me right in the middle.
  • [The four Baxters aren't apologizing for laughing at his mule] 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" (load his gun). Let's see if it's true.
  • Hello. (First line)
  • Sometimes the dead can be more useful than the living.
  • (Quoting Don Miguel Rojo) A man's life in these parts often depends on a mere scrap of information.
  • (Soon after quoting Don Miguel Rojo) Five hundred dollars.

Ramon Rojo

  • When the man with a 45. meets the man with a Winchester, the man with a pistol is a dead man.

Don Miguel Rojo

  • With a gun in his hand, nothing stands in his way.


Father: How can we thank you for what you are doing?
Man W/No Name: Don't try, get out of here before Ramone and his gang show up.
Marisong: Why do you do this?
Man W/No Name: Why? Because I knew someone like you once and there was no one there to help. Go. Go! Get out of here!

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