Duck, You Sucker

Institute History

  • 1990 Sundance Film Festival


Known at times as A Fistful of Dynamite and in Europe as A Fistful Of Revolution, this is one of Leone’s more (more!?) hyperbolic films, a practical guide to the director's various affections. Set in 1913 Mexico, Duck, You Sucker displays all of Leone's idiosyncrasies: the romantic macho heroes, greedy and disillusioned; violence; bizarre historical detail; Ennio Morricone's weird, hip score; tight close-ups; and cryptic narrative twists that suddenly lunge forward, only to be laboriously explained at some later point. Simply put, the film is about a Mexican bandit (Rod Steiger) and an ex-l.R.A. explosives expert (James Coburn), who join forces to rob a bank. Who cares? All hell breaks loose in overblown, spectacular Leone-esque fun.

Monday, January 22 10:00 p.m.
Prospector Square Theatre

Wednesday, January 24 1:15 p.m.
Holiday Village Cinema II


— Tony Safford

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