Texas, Adios (1966)

Directors: Ferdinando Baldi
Starring: Franco Nero

Genre: Spaghetti Western


"Franco Nero (Django) stars as Burt Sullivan, a tough Texas sheriff who heads deep into Mexico with his younger brother to arrest the man who murdered their father years earlier. But when they uncover a shocking family secret, the brothers find themselves trapped in a lawless land where violence is a pastime, vengeance is a birthright and sudden death is a way of life.

Also known as The Avenger, this rarely seen 1966 western was directed by Ferdinando Baldi (Comin' at Ya!) with cinematography by Enzo Barboni (They Call Me Trinity), and is packed with all the explosive action, epic locales and remarkable music that came to define the 'Spaghetti Western' genre." - from DVD Pacific

My oppinion:
Texas, Adios is the movie in the "Once Upon a Time in Italy" collection I'm least fond of. By all means, there are far worse spaghetti westerns out there, it's just that the others in the collection are all so great! There were some things I did like about it, like the scenery was nice and Franco Nero did a good job as always. Other then that, I found it to be pretty ordinary. Some of the acting is bad, the score is very forgettable, and the story didn't appeal to me that much. There were too many "soap-opera" intrigues for my taste. At the beginning of the movie, I felt like I were watching an episode of "Little House on the Prairie" or "Bonanza", and that isn't a very good sign in my book.. I just didn't think it had a spaghetti western feel over it, and Nero hit the nail on the head on the DVD extra interview when he said Texas, Adios could have been an American western movie. And if given a choice between American westerns and spaghetti westerns, I'd choose the spaghetti's any day!

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