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The Bastard (1968)

I bastardi (original title)
Jason and Adam are brothers who specialize in jewel heists. Jason is betrayed by Adam, who steals his girlfriend, and has him beaten and left for dead. A female doctor nurses him back to health, and he sets about planning his revenge.

Director:

Duccio Tessari

Writers:

Mario di Nardo (story), Ennio De Concini (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rita Hayworth ... Martha Williams
Giuliano Gemma ... Jason Williams
Klaus Kinski ... Adam Williams
Margaret Lee ... Karen
Claudine Auger ... Barbara
Serge Marquand Serge Marquand ... Jimmy
Umberto Raho ... Doctor
Carl Cik Carl Cik ... Policeman (as Karl Cik)
Paola Natale ... Dancer
Hans Thorner Hans Thorner ... Policeman
Mirella Pamphili ... Dancer (as Mirella Pompilli)
Detlef Uhle Detlef Uhle ... T.V. Announcer
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Storyline

Jason and Adam are brothers who specialize in jewel heists. Jason is betrayed by Adam, who steals his girlfriend, and has him beaten and left for dead. A female doctor nurses him back to health, and he sets about planning his revenge.

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Men... and Women... will do strange things for One Million Dollars See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Sons of Satan See more »

Filming Locations:

Quemado, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Crawford was originally going to play the lead role, but dropped out due to disagreements over the script. See more »

Quotes

Karen: Let's not talk about death now.
Adam: Right. There's time enough for that tomorrow.
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Connections

References Pal Joey (1957) See more »

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Ameri-Retro-Cool Shock or Italian Shlock?
17 August 2012 | by sclose-452-676326See all my reviews

Is this film a guilty pleasure? A departure from 60's predictable Hollywood style, there was something strange and hard to place about this film until its Italian roots became apparent. Life on the run is so good for badboy Jason in the earlier part of the film that you know something is going to go terribly wrong. The devastating diva female characters are stunning - a Madonna, whore, and mother (alcoholic middle-aged ex-model) triangle of 60's tigresses between which the attractive but somewhat one-dimensional male lead is trapped. Jason is a mere male, and the opportunity of new love from an angelic saviour is passed in for his compulsory trajectory of revenge. Martha, the mother, is drunk half the time and steal the scenes with her unpredictable manic mood swings around her twisted pride in her criminal sons. The fast cars, luxury homes, nightclub scene of go-go-dancing, the country and western idylls and American dream scenery provide a colourful backdrop and make a trip back to 1968 all the sweeter.


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