During the Civil War, two men, Blondie and Tuco, form an uncomfortable alliance while looking for treasure. They must also outwit Angel Eyes, an outlaw who wants to plunder the riches for himself.
Director: Sergio Leone
Arguably the greatest of the spaghetti westerns, this epic features a compelling story, memorable performances, breathtaking landscapes, and a haunting score.
It still looks a treat and a bold and largely successful attempt to recast the traditions of the genre in a new, sometimes critical, almost operatic way.
The new length gives a clearer view of the civil war context: a nightmare of panic as the south flees before the Union's advance.
Though ordained from the beginning, the three-way showdown that climaxes the film is tense and thoroughly astonishing.
Re-released movies are forever claiming to be iconic, but few can hold the title as easily as Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Original title: Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
Tagline: For three men the Civil War wasn't hell. It was practice.
Motion Picture Rating: R
Genres: adventure, western
Producer: Alberto Grimaldi
Director of photography: Tonino Delli Colli
Original music composer: Ennio Morricone
Costume design: Carlo Simi
Production design: Carlo Simi
Runtime: 161 min
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Language: Italian, English
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1