Adiós, Sabata

Adiós, Sabata (Italian: Indio Black, sai che ti dico: Sei un gran figlio di..., lit. "Indio Black, you know what I'm going to tell you... You're a big son of a...") is a 1970 Italian Spaghetti Western film directed by Gianfranco Parolini. It is the second film in The Sabata Trilogy by Parolini. Yul Brynner takes over the lead role from Lee Van Cleef, who stars in the first and third films.[4]

Adiós, Sabata
Italian film poster
Directed byGianfranco Parolini
Screenplay by
  • Renato Izzo
  • Gianfranco Parolini[1]
Story by
  • Renato Izzo
  • Gianfranco Parolini[1]
Produced byAlberto Grimaldi[2]
CinematographySandro Mancori[1]
Edited byGianfranco Parolini[1]
Music byBruno Nicolai[1]
Distributed by
  • Produzioni Europee Associati (Italy)[1]
Release date
  • 1970 (1970)


Set in Mexico under the rule of Emperor Maximilian I, Sabata is hired by the guerrilla leader Señor Ocaño to steal a wagonload of gold from the Austrian army. However, when Sabata and his partners Escudo and Ballantine obtain the wagon, they find it is not full of gold but of sand, and that the gold was taken by Austrian Colonel Skimmel. So Sabata plans to steal back the gold.



Adiós, Sabata was first released in 1970.[3]


In contemporary reviews, Tom Milne of the Monthly Film Bulletin reviewed a dubbed version of the film.[5] Milne found that "the rather routine proceedings are enlivened from time to time by ingeniously macabre details like the model ship firing from all guns with which Skimmel executes informers, or the "flamenco of death" (spurs glittering ominously on drumming heels) with which Gitano announced the end of enemies of the revolution."[5] Milne commented on "it is a pity that so much of the action is clogged up by that old stand-by of the Italian Western-extras falling off roofs in graceful death-falls. This time the supply of cannon-fodder destined for identical deaths is apparently inexhaustible."[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Indio-Black: sai che ti dico? Sei un gran figlio di..." (in Italian). Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Hughes 2004, p. 226.
  3. ^ a b Grant 2011, p. 453.
  4. ^ Hughes, p.113
  5. ^ a b c Milne, Tom (March 1973). "Indio Black, Sai Che Ti Dico: Sei un Gran Figlio di... (The Bounty Hunters)". Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 40 no. 470. British Film Institute. p. 52.


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