A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari)

One ticket needed per car


Film Info
West Germany
Running Time:99 min.
Language:English with English subtitles
Director:Sergio Leone
Producer:Arrigo Colombo
Giorgio Papi
Screenwriter:Victor Andrés Catena
Jamie Comas Gil
Sergio Leone
Cinematographer:Massimo Dallamano
Editor:Roberto Cinquini
Music:Ennio Morricone
Cast:Clint Eastwood
Marianne Koch
Gian Maria Volonté
Wolfgang Lukschy


A Fistful of Dollars launched the spaghetti Western and catapulted Clint Eastwood to stardom. Based on Akira Kurosawa's 1961 samurai picture Yojimbo, it scored a resounding success (in Italy in 1964 and the U.S. in 1967), as did its sequels, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The advertising campaign promoted Eastwood's character--laconic, amoral, dangerous--as the Man with No Name (though in the film he's clearly referred to as Joe), and audiences loved the movie's refreshing new take on the Western genre. Gone are the pieties about making the streets safe for women and children. Instead it's every man for himself. Striking, too, was a new emphasis on violence, with stylized, almost balletic gunfights and baroque touches such as Eastwood's armored breastplate. The Dollars films had a marked influence on the Hollywood Western--for example, Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch--but their most enduring legacy is Clint Eastwood himself. --Edward Buscombe

Notes on purchasing tickets to Cinema Italian Style at the Fort Mason Flix:
- Purchase tickets per car, not per person in the the car. One ticket needed per car.
- This is not a double feature. A separate ticket is required for each film.

Special meal deal! Montesacro Pinseria Romana has created a special Spaghetti Western Drive-In Dinner. Click here to place a dinner order. Order by noon on the day of the event, and present the receipt at check-in to ensure your meal gets dropped off to your vehicle.

A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari) director Sergio Leone