This early sw means that Steffen is in his small hat mode, but he still looks good in this - doing his spaghetti stuff well enough in what Phil refers to “a solid, no frills, middle of the road kind of spaghetti”.
I’ll quote Weisser here as well - "This time, it’s a sheriff with a chequered past against the always (“I’m a respectable businessman”) oily Eduardo Fajardo. Initially, the scared townspeople side with Russell (Fajardo) but eventually they come to the aid of the sheriff."
Doesn’t really tell you much, except here’s another film Weisser hadn’t seen.
Fajardo is good as the leathery, sweaty gang member that did unspeakable things to Steffen’s wife (yeah, flashbacks would’ve been good) - and he slobbers and dribbles well at the end, which always looks good (thinking Tomas Milian here in The Bounty Hunter). The beating was in the version I watched, which was the Japanese SPO one which clocks in at 85 and a bit minutes which is therefore longer than Bluntwolf’s German UFA video (77 mins) mentioned, so this looks like the version to watch. The American feel has also been mentioned, but I thought the film mostly sw in flavour (particularly as this is an early entry), and unlike some, I also enjoyed the song. And talking of enjoyment, I think it may be appropriate to include some pictures of Luciana Gilli, as Jane - who had some very nice blouses.
“OK - I’ll take my blouse off if you get rid of that stupid hat”
(These captions get everywhere ;))
The lone review on imdb mentions the innapropriateness of the title, but there is a sheriff shot and killed - but the death alluded to is a metaphorical one as Steffen takes his badge and places it in the stone trough at the end. He remained a sheriff only long enough to avenge his wife’s death. (Anybody seeing that laughable Dutch poster we have in the database of Steffen pulling a coffin Django-stylee would have been disappointed methinks)!
Half marks from me - rounded up to 3 outa 5 for the marks system, and the dribble.
(Oooh - and for these bad boys as well!) :o