(222) THE KILLERS [Asesinos] (1968) Nick Adams/Regina Torne
Mexican/Spanish title: LOS ASESINOS [The Killers]
starring: Nick Adams
· Regina Torne
Nick Adams in his final role as Shannon, a stoic cowboy in a small border
town besieged by a gang of killers. With the murder of the sheriff,
Golden City has fallen under the control of the Nelson family, Joseph
and his deadly sister Angela [another extraordinary badgirl performance
from Regina Torne]. These two (and their gang) have driven off most
of the law-biding citizens; however, some honest farmers remain - especially
Sara King and her father - to oppose the Nelson's stranglehold. Meanwhile,
bounty hunter Victor and his cohorts arrive in Golden City, lured by
the high prices on the heads of Nelson gang members. But they are a
wild bunch and soon start causing trouble of their own. Then arrives
poncho-wearing, cheroot-smoking Shannon, finding himself squarely in
the middle of a war.
by popular filmmaker Federico Curiel (NEUTRON,
et al) and legendary scripter Ramon Obon Jr (LA
[THE WHIP], ENIGMA
OF DEATH, et al), this was an obvious attempt to duplicate
the success of the European Spaghetti Western in Central America. Nick
Adams [American cult star from the hit TV series THE REBEL: JOHNNY YUMA
(1958-62)] does his best Clint Eastwood impression. He was slated to
do a sequel but sadly died from a drug overdose in February 1968, before
the release of this film, at age 36.
Mexican/Spanish film, with optional English subtitles, uncut, 85 min,
encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected trailers.
Sexual Brutality, Rape, Sexual Situations
for Mature Audiences