The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach in the title roles respectively. The film is known for Leone's use of long shots and close-up cinematography, as well as his distinctive utilization of violence, tension, and stylistic gunfights. The plot revolves around three gunslingers competing to find fortune in a buried cache of Confederate gold amidst the violent chaos of the American Civil War (specifically the New Mexico Campaign in 1862), while participating in many battles and duels along the way.
In the Southwest during the Civil War, a mysterious stranger, Joe (Clint Eastwood), and a Mexican outlaw, Tuco (Eli Wallach), form an uneasy partnership -- Joe turns in the bandit for the reward money, then rescues him just as he is being hanged. When Joe's shot at the noose goes awry during one escapade, a furious Tuco tries to have him murdered. The men re-team abruptly, however, to beat out a sadistic criminal and the Union army and find $20,000 that a soldier has buried in the desert.
Clint Eastwood is "Blondie" (a.k.a. the Man with No Name): The Good, a subdued, cocksure bounty hunter who teams with Tuco, and Angel Eyes temporarily, to find the buried gold. Blondie and Tuco have an ambivalent partnership. Tuco knows the name of the cemetery where the gold is hidden, but Blondie knows the name of the grave where it is buried, forcing them to work together to find the treasure. In spite of this greedy quest, Blondie's pity for the dying soldiers in the chaotic carnage of the War is evident. "I've never seen so many men wasted so badly," he remarks. He also comforts a dying soldier by laying his coat over him and letting him smoke his cigar.
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REDMAN TOYS RM007 1/6 Scale The COWBOY G 12-inch Collectible Figure includes: Head Sculpt with Hat, Cigar, Leather-like Vest, Western Style Striped Shirt, Dark Jeans, Green Fringed Shawl, Black Neck Scarf / Tie, Brown Belt, Brown Embroidered Belt with Bullets and Holster, 1849 Navy Colt Revolver Rattler Grips, American Buffalo Tribute Henry Rifle, Cowboy Brown Boots with Spurs, Body with hands X 2
Lee Van Cleef as Angel Eyes: The Bad, a ruthless, unfeeling, and sociopathic mercenary who always finishes a job he is paid for (which is usually finding—and killing—people). When Blondie and Tuco are captured while posing as Confederate soldiers, Angel Eyes is the Union sergeant who interrogates and has Tuco tortured, eventually learning the name of the cemetery where the gold is buried, but not the name on the tombstone. Angel Eyes forms a fleeting partnership with Blondie, but Tuco and Blondie turn on Angel Eyes when they get their chance.
REDMAN TOYS RM008 1/6 Scale The COWBOY B 12-inch Collectible Figure includes: Head Sculpt with Hat, Brown Peak Lapel Jacket, Satin-like Brown Waistcoat, Black Western Style Shirt,Dark Brown Pants, Off-white Scarf, Black Belt, Black Gun belt with Holster and Bullets, Cowboy Black Boots with Spurs,Navy Colt Pistol, Winchester Rifle, Smoking Pipe, Pocket Watch and Gold Chain, Body with hands X 2
Originally, Leone wanted Charles Bronson to play Angel Eyes but he was already committed to playing in The Dirty Dozen (1967). Leone thought about working with Lee Van Cleef again: "I said to myself that Van Cleef had first played a romantic character in For a Few Dollars More. The idea of getting him to play a character who was the opposite of that began to appeal to me."
Eli Wallach as Tuco Benedicto Pacífico Juan María Ramírez (known as "The Rat" according to Blondie): The Ugly, a comical, oafish (though proven also very dangerous as seen throughout the film), fast-talking Mexican bandit who is wanted by the authorities for a long list of crimes. Tuco manages to discover the name of the cemetery where the gold is buried, but he does not know the name of the grave—only Blondie does. This state of affairs forces Tuco to become reluctant partners with Blondie.
REDMAN TOYS RM009 1/6 Scale The COWBOY U 12-inch Collectible Figure includes: Head Sculpt, Brown Corduroy Jacket, White Western Style Shirt, Light Brown Pants, Black Belt,Cowboy Black Boots, Fat Pad, Navy Colt Pistol, Navy Colt Pistol with Leather-like Lanyard, Leather-like Neck Band, Noose Rope, Three Silver Rings, Body with hands X 2
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