A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with 7, each of whom comes for a different reason…
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Such a rich cast ! A part from the big stars BRYNNER and MAC QUEEN, the supporting cast are wonderful : Horst BUCHOLZ, Robert VAUGHN, Charles BRONSON, James COBURN, Brad DEXTER.
An great tribute to KUROSAWA.
This is another badass film from the great John Sturges. Inspired by Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and featuring an ensemble of the best badasses in cinema including Yul Bryner, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson, along with a properly despicable Eli Wallach. It's just a great film and I'm excited for the Fuqua remake.
wow I didn't know that this is a Hollywood remake of Seven Samurai and is also not as good as Seven Samurai. thank you for choosing to enlighten us, all 500 billion of you who decided to write the same identical comment on this movie's page
Watching this right after Seven Samurai it feels like a truncated, watered down version of the original. You note the similar scenes and spot the changes, and wonder why the characters of Kikuchiyo and Katsushiro were combined into Horst Buchholz's Chico. Perhaps that's unfair though. If you look past the original 7 it's still an entertaining movie with a great cast. Maybe I should have watched them in reverse order.
I think it's unfair to compare it to the original. Over the years it has evolved into a film all to its own. While I can't say it's "better" than Kirosawa's masterpiece, I for one have a more fond attachment to this one due to its lineup and the little things that made each character special and loveable.