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800 Bullets

800 Bullets
Movie: 800 Bullets(2002)[tt0292886] Julián Torralba is a former movie stuntman in Almeria, Spain. He and several of his colleagues, who once made a living in American Westerns shot in Spain, now are reduced to doing stunt shows for minuscule audiences on the decaying set built for those old Westerns. Julián wrestles with dark memories of the death of his son, also a stuntman, and with estrangement from his daughter-in-law Laura and her son Carlos. Carlos, a young boy, becomes intrigued with his late father's life and runs away to join Julián and his band of has-beens. There Carlos is initiated into the rambunctious life of these hard-drinking faux cowboys. But when Laura, a powerful executive looking for a new site for a tourist resort, learns that Carlos has joined the hated Julián, she moves to destroy even this remnant of Julián's once-proud career. Julián and the cowboys decide to fight back the only way they know how. Written byJim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>
Title 800 Bullets
Release Date 18 October 2002 (Spain)
Runtime
Genres Action, Comedy, Drama, Western
Production Companies Alan Young Pictures, Canal+ España, Euskal Irrati Telebista (EiTB)
Sancho Gracia
Sancho Gracia...
Julián...
Ángel de Andrés López
Ángel de Andrés López...
Cheyenne (as Ang...
Carmen Maura
Carmen Maura...
Laura...
Eusebio Poncela
Eusebio Poncela...
Scott...
Eduardo Gómez
Eduardo Gómez...
Ahorcado (as Edu...
Terele Pávez
Terele Pávez...
Rocío (as Terel...
Ramón Barea
Ramón Barea...
Don Mariano (as ...
Gracia Olayo
Gracia Olayo...
Juli...

Reviews

prestonjohnson on 12 May 2010
I found "800 balas" to be a very entertaining film, if a little juvenile. The story follows a young boy in search of his grandfather. Carlos' (the young boy) father was a stunt man who died in an accident before Carlos was old enough to remember him. He goes in search of his grandfather to discover the true story his mother refuses to tell him. Carlos finds his grandfather working in a Wild West tourist town where spaghetti westerns were once filmed. The exploits Carlos and his grandfather get into are entertaining and full of action, although fairly predictable. Carlos' grandfather is played by Sancho Gracia who is probably the highlight of the film. He very convincingly plays a depressed alcoholic who dreams of the old days when he was a stunt double for Clint Eastwood and other Hollywood stars, while also harboring guilt over the death of his son (Carlos' father). Overall the films is good, but not great. The action sequences are very well thought out and the director's somewhat wild sense of humor fits in well with the overall tone of the film. In particular the ending sequence skillfully plays on suspense, action and humor to bring the film to a satisfying and sentimental conclusion. The location of the film in central Spain is very beautiful and the film does a good job of using the landscape and incorporating it into the story. The film is worth watching if only for its pure entertainment factor and for Sancho Gracia's superb performance.

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