Trailer Thursday: Companeros | Varied Celluloid

Trailer Thursday: Companeros

Posted by Josh Samford On July - 26 - 2012

Trailer Thursday

We’re back with our second addition of Trailer Thursday. Interestingly enough, I might have stole that name from VCinema without even realizing it. Goes to show that when it comes to original ideas, your favorite webmaster Josh is incapable of finding one. With that said, on with the trailer! Today, we present a favorite of the Spaghetti Western genre. Companeros was directed by the legendary Sergio Corbucci and stars genre veterans Franco Nero (Django), Jack Palance (The Mercenary), and Tomas Milian (Almost Human). It’s a spectacular sequel to the 1968 film The Mercenary, and should be enjoyed by any fan of the Western genre.



And if you want to familiarize yourself with the movie further, check out our review from several years ago. Written back around 2002-2003, it’s an early writing of mine personally, so beware because it is awful. However, it should give readers an idea of what to expect from the movie.

Plot Outline: Yolaf “The Swede/Penguin” Peterson (Franco Nero) is a new face in Mexico and he has plans to make a quick buck. He inevitably meets up with Mongo, a guerilla general in the Mexican Revolution, and the two find a common interest. Yolaf has weapons and Mongo wants weapons, but there is a problem. The only money in town is locked away in a safe in the bank. Yolaf takes a look at the safe and quickly concludes that the only way to open it is to find out the combination. This is a big problem, because Mongo killed the only local civilian who knew the combination. The only other person who knew the combination was Professor Xantos, who happens to be held in prison by the Americans. Yolaf, being the nice fella that he is, offers his services in retrieving the professor. Mongo agrees, but sends Vasco (Tomas Milian) along with him. Vasco, who has already shown his disdain toward The Swede by trying to kill him, agrees reluctantly. Now, Peterson and Vasco set out for Texas, but they soon run into all sorts of trouble with the US army, as well as a strange man named John (Jack Palance) who lost his hand because of our Swedish friend.

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