Sunday, November 25, 2012
BEYOND THE LAW (1968)
Lee Van Cleef stars in this story of an outlaw who winds up becoming the sheriff of a town. His partners include Lionel Stander(the old guy from that HART TO HART show) and Gordon Mitchel(Hercules from those old Hercules movies), who shows up as a bounty hunter type. From there we get some double-crossings and the usual spaghetti-western shenanigans. The real goody-good guy is played by Antonio Sabato and he's kind of an annoying naive fellow. The awesomely named Herbert Fux from MARK OF THE DEVIL also shows up for a small bit. While this isn't the worst thing ever it's what I would consider a middle of the road spaghetti-western really only memorable for Van Cleef and you can find him starring in better stuff around the same time. The title itself is completely forgettable and I think it must be the name of at least one other action movie if not more. One big disappointment I have with this film is that they have the great Bud Spencer in it but he's all clean cut and shaven playing a boring boss character instead of his usual gruff head-smashing self.