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* EarWorm: "Sean-Sean...Sean-Sean..." Love it or hate it, but you're not gonna forget it any time soon.


** "What about me?"

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** The whole ending can be this for some, with its liberal use of slow motion and "What about me?"


* CompleteMonster: [[TheHeavy Colonel Günther "Gutierez" Reza]] is a [[SilentAntagonist silent villain]] who, throughout the movie, doesn't express a single emotion beyond self-satisfaction. He tortures Dr. Villega into identifying various members of a crowd as revolutionaries, then has them shot in front of him, smiling a little wider with each body that hits the ground. He's also the man responsible for the deaths of Juan's children and father, singlehandedly causes the film to shift from BlackComedy to serious drama, leads an army--[[ANaziByAnyOtherName based on Italian fascist stormtroopers]]--that seems intent on [[SociopathicSoldier killing or imprisoning everyone they meet]], and, in the climax, guns down [[spoiler:Mallory]] [[InTheBack from behind]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[TheHeavy Colonel Günther "Gutierez" Reza]] is a [[SilentAntagonist silent villain]] who, throughout the movie, doesn't express a single emotion beyond self-satisfaction. He tortures Dr. Villega into identifying various members of a crowd as revolutionaries, then has them shot in front of him, smiling a little wider with each body that hits the ground. He's also the man responsible for the deaths of Juan's children and father, singlehandedly causes the film to shift from BlackComedy to serious drama, father; leads an army--[[ANaziByAnyOtherName based on Italian fascist stormtroopers]]--that seems intent on [[SociopathicSoldier killing or imprisoning everyone they meet]], meet]]; and, in the climax, guns down [[spoiler:Mallory]] [[InTheBack from behind]].


* CompleteMonster: [TheHeavy Colonel Günther "Gutierez" Reza]] is a [[SilentAntagonist silent villain]] who, throughout the movie, doesn't express a single emotion beyond self-satisfaction. He tortures Dr. Villega into identifying various members of a crowd as revolutionaries, then has them shot in front of him, smiling a little wider with each body that hits the ground. He's also the man responsible for the deaths of Juan's children and father, singlehandedly causes the film to shift from BlackComedy to serious drama, leads an army--[[ANaziByAnyOtherName based on Italian fascist stormtroopers]]--that seems intent on [[SociopathicSoldier killing or imprisoning everyone they meet]], and, in the climax, guns down [[spoiler:Mallory]] [[InTheBack from behind]].

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* CompleteMonster: [TheHeavy [[TheHeavy Colonel Günther "Gutierez" Reza]] is a [[SilentAntagonist silent villain]] who, throughout the movie, doesn't express a single emotion beyond self-satisfaction. He tortures Dr. Villega into identifying various members of a crowd as revolutionaries, then has them shot in front of him, smiling a little wider with each body that hits the ground. He's also the man responsible for the deaths of Juan's children and father, singlehandedly causes the film to shift from BlackComedy to serious drama, leads an army--[[ANaziByAnyOtherName based on Italian fascist stormtroopers]]--that seems intent on [[SociopathicSoldier killing or imprisoning everyone they meet]], and, in the climax, guns down [[spoiler:Mallory]] [[InTheBack from behind]].





* CompleteMonster: {{Colonel|Badass}} Günther "Gutierez" [[TheHeavy Reza]] is a [[SilentAntagonist silent villain]] who, throughout the movie, doesn't express a single emotion beyond self-satisfaction. He [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures Dr. Villega]] into identifying various members of a crowd as revolutionaries, then has them shot in front of him, smiling a little wider with each body that hits the ground. He's also the man responsible for the deaths of Juan's children and father, singlehandedly [[KnightOfCerebus causes the film to shift]] from BlackComedy to serious drama, leads an army ([[ANaziByAnyOtherName based on Italian fascist stormtroopers]]) that seems intent on [[SociopathicSoldier killing or imprisoning everyone they meet]], and in the climax, guns down [[spoiler:Mallory]] [[InTheBack from behind]]. This, coupled with his ImplacableMan status makes him utterly terrifying.

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* CompleteMonster: {{Colonel|Badass}} [TheHeavy Colonel Günther "Gutierez" [[TheHeavy Reza]] is a [[SilentAntagonist silent villain]] who, throughout the movie, doesn't express a single emotion beyond self-satisfaction. He [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures Dr. Villega]] Villega into identifying various members of a crowd as revolutionaries, then has them shot in front of him, smiling a little wider with each body that hits the ground. He's also the man responsible for the deaths of Juan's children and father, singlehandedly [[KnightOfCerebus causes the film to shift]] shift from BlackComedy to serious drama, leads an army ([[ANaziByAnyOtherName army--[[ANaziByAnyOtherName based on Italian fascist stormtroopers]]) that stormtroopers]]--that seems intent on [[SociopathicSoldier killing or imprisoning everyone they meet]], and and, in the climax, guns down [[spoiler:Mallory]] [[InTheBack from behind]]. This, coupled with his ImplacableMan status makes him utterly terrifying.behind]].

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** "What about me?"


* JustForFun/SurprisinglySimilarCharacters: Juan and Max Lozoya from ''Don't Turn the Other Cheek'', which came out the same year. Both become revolutionary heroes by no will of their own and [[spoiler:both had their families killed by soldiers.]] Also, as mentioned below, Eli Wallach was meant to play one but ended up playing the other.


* SurprisinglySimilarCharacters: Juan and Max Lozoya from ''Don't Turn the Other Cheek'', which came out the same year. Both become revolutionary heroes by no will of their own and [[spoiler:both had their families killed by soldiers.]] Also, as mentioned below, Eli Wallach was meant to play one but ended up playing the other.

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* SurprisinglySimilarCharacters: JustForFun/SurprisinglySimilarCharacters: Juan and Max Lozoya from ''Don't Turn the Other Cheek'', which came out the same year. Both become revolutionary heroes by no will of their own and [[spoiler:both had their families killed by soldiers.]] Also, as mentioned below, Eli Wallach was meant to play one but ended up playing the other.

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* FauxSymbolism: [[WordOfGod According to Leone]], the girl John and his friend shared in Ireland stands for revolution itself - or rather a particular rose-tinted view of it.


* VindicatedByHistory: The film is much more recognized now than at the time of its debut: in 1970s it was panned as the weakest Leone (especially in US), nowadays it is generally considered to be at least on par with the others (and some even think it's Leone's best film). The fact that the film was severely cut for US screenings certainly didn't help.

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* VindicatedByHistory: The film is much more recognized now than at the time of its debut: in 1970s it was panned as the weakest Leone (especially Leone, especially in US), nowadays US (the fact that the film was severely cut for American screenings certainly didn't help). Nowadays it is generally considered to be at least on par with the others (and others, and some even think it's Leone's best film). The fact that the film was severely cut for US screenings certainly didn't help.film.

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** It might be a bit intended though, as the song is played during the flashbacks.


* EarWorm: "Sean-Sean...Sean-Sean..."

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* EarWorm: "Sean-Sean...Sean-Sean..."" Love it or hate it, but you're not gonna forget it any time soon.



* VindicatedByHistory: The film is much more recognized now than at the time of its debut.

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* VindicatedByHistory: The film is much more recognized now than at the time of its debut.debut: in 1970s it was panned as the weakest Leone (especially in US), nowadays it is generally considered to be at least on par with the others (and some even think it's Leone's best film). The fact that the film was severely cut for US screenings certainly didn't help.

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* VindicatedByHistory: The film is much more recognized now than at the time of its debut.

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* GeniusBonus: John Mallory's obsession with dynamite becomes much more understandable once you learn of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenian_dynamite_campaign the tactics of radical Irish republicans in 1880s]] (which might have been precisely the years when John was active in Irish underground).


* WhatCouldhaveBeen: Eli Wallach was originally meant to play Juan, but United Artists wanted a bigger name, so they got Rod Steiger. Some foreign dubbing companies caught wind of this during the release of 'Don't Turn the Other Cheek' and had the same foreign actors voice both Steiger's Juan and Wallach's Max.

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