The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  • 1966
  • R
  • 161 min
  • Italy, Spain, West Germany
  • adventure, western

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

Writers: Sergio Leone, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Sergio Donati

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè, Luigi Pistilli

Arguably the greatest of the spaghetti westerns, this epic features a compelling story, memorable performances, breathtaking landscapes, and a haunting score.

Rotten Tomatoes
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  • Sergio Leone
    Sergio Leone
    Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 - April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter most associated with the "Spaghetti Western" genre. Leone's film-making style includes juxtaposing extreme close-up shots with lengthy long shots. His movies include The Colossus of Rhodes, the Dollars Trilogy (A Fistful of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; and The Good, the Bad and...

Main Cast


  • Derek Malcom (London Evening Standard)

    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.

  • Peter Bradshaw (Guardian)

    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.

  • Dave Kehr (Chicago Reader)

    Though ordained from the beginning, the three-way showdown that climaxes the film is tense and thoroughly astonishing.

  • Kevin Maher (Times (UK))

    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

Categories: spaghetti western, bounty hunter, treasure, american civil war, cemetery, final showdown, bandit, anti hero, outlaw, arizona desert, gold, greed, hanging


Producer: Alberto Grimaldi

Editor: Eugenio Alabiso, Nino Baragli

Director of photography: Tonino Delli Colli

Original music composer: Ennio Morricone

Costume design: Carlo Simi

Production design: Carlo Simi

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 161 min

Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany

Language: Italian, English

Sound Mix: Mono

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color

Also Known As

  • Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (IT)
  • El bueno, el feo y el malo (ES)
  • Le bon, la brute et le truand (FR)
  • Den gode, den onde og den grusomme (DK)