ACT OF VALOR
2012, Relativity Media, 100 min, USA, Dir: Mouse McCoy, Scott Waugh

Starring a group of real-life active-duty Navy SEALs in a story of contemporary global antiterrorism, Mouse McCoy and Scott Waugh's slickly constructed war drama combines high-octane combat sequences, up-to-the-minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a genocidal terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop the coordinated attack, they somehow must balance their commitment to country, families and the potentially deadly mission ahead.


FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
PER QUALCHE DOLLARO IN PIU
1965, Park Circus/MGM, 130 min, Italy, Dir: Sergio Leone

Sergio Leone’s sequel to FISTFUL stars Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef as rival bounty hunters who wind up tracking the same man (Gian Maria Volonte). The final three-way shootout ranks with the greatest set pieces in moviemaking history.


A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS
PER UN PUGNO DE DOLLARI
1964, Park Circus/MGM, 99 min, Italy, Dir: Sergio Leone

Director Sergio Leone remade Akira Kurosawa’s YOJIMBO with Clint Eastwood as a poncho-wearing, cheroot-chewing assassin, and wound up with the most revolutionary Western of the 1960s (aided by composer Ennio Morricone’s instantly memorable theme music). Co-starring the great Italian actor Gian Maria Volonte (INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION) as Eastwood’s nemesis.


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