Barbarosa

Barbarosa

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Director: Fred Schepisi

Cast: Fred Schepisi, Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega

     
 

Vastly overrated at the time of its release (though it barely earned a dime at the box office), Barbarosa is a modestly enjoyable western starring the unlikely "team" of Willie Nelson and Gary Busey. Nelson is an outlaw, Busey his country-bumpkin buddy. They decide to ride together, since both are on the run from separate family feuds. Australian director Fred…  See more details below

Overview

Vastly overrated at the time of its release (though it barely earned a dime at the box office), Barbarosa is a modestly enjoyable western starring the unlikely "team" of Willie Nelson and Gary Busey. Nelson is an outlaw, Busey his country-bumpkin buddy. They decide to ride together, since both are on the run from separate family feuds. Australian director Fred Schepisi uses these plot pegs to fashion a feature-length homage to John Ford, complete with breathtaking long shots of mountain ranges and endless flatlands. Everybody seems to be having so much fun in Barbarosa that its sudden bursts of violence come off as intrusive.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2003
UPC:
0012236138228
Original Release:
1982
Rating:
PG
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; 4:3 full screen version; 2.0 Dolby Stereo surround; Scene index; Interactive menus; Digitally mastered; English closed captioning

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Willie Nelson Barbarosa
Gary Busey Karl Westover
Isela Vega Josephina
Gilbert Roland Don Braulio
Danny De La Paz Eduardo
Alma Martinez Juanita
George Voskovec Herman
Sharon Compton Hilda
Howland Chamberlain Emil
Michael O'Rourke Brother
Joanelle Nadine Romero Young Whore
Berkley H. Garrett Bartender
Harry Caesar Sims
Wolf Muser Floyd
Kai Wulff Otto
Roberto Contreras Cantina Owner
Luis Contreras Angel
Bruce Smith Photographer
Jake Busey Cook Boy
Robert English Horse Trader

Technical Credits
Fred Schepisi Director
Ian Baker Cinematographer
Paul N. Lazarus Producer
Michel Levesque Production Designer
David Ramirez Editor
Thomas Roysden Set Decoration/Design
Bruce Smeaton Score Composer
Martin Starger Executive Producer
William D. Wittliff Co-producer,Screenwriter
Don Woodruff Production Designer
Don Zimmerman Editor

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Karl's Mistake [4:12]
2. Two Fugitives [5:31]
3. Selecting an Assassin [3:51]
4. Trouble at the Cantina [10:24]
5. Robbing the Poor [1:29]
6. Ambushed [4:40]
7. Dead Man Walking [1:13]
8. "A Proper Farewell" [7:14]
9. Gunshot Wound [2:47]
10. The Ballad of Barbarosa [1:19]
11. Home, Sweet Hacienda [1:47]
12. Legendary Tale [2:44]
13. Sleep Tight [5:12]
14. A Price on His Head [5:10]
15. Straight Shooter [5:04]
16. The Prodigal Son [2:35]
17. Hiding in the Trees [1:00]
18. A Father's Revenge [3:34]
19. Old Friends [2:31]
20. Moment of Truth [4:33]
21. Barbarosa Lives [3:26]
22. Funeral Fiesta [6:34]
23. End Credits [2:43]

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Barbarosa 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have watched this movie no less than 50 times ....... and here I am ordering the DVD, ......since I wore out two VHSs. I love the one-liners and subtle, but profound, lessons of life. I wonder how long it takes to wear out a DVD? Oh, well ....... I'll just have to order another one then. LOL
Guest More than 1 year ago
Obscure western from the early 80s starring Willie Nelson and Garey Busey. Good drama; great cinematography; excellent soundtrack. Willie Nelson plays Barbarossa, an ex-Texas Ranger kept away from his Mexican wife because of a vendetta from his father-in-law who is also the pueblo's elder chieftain. Nelson soon encounters Busey roaming in the desert as an outcast from his own family feud. They soon join together as desperadoes roaming the Sonoran desert while evading men of the pueblo who seek to carry out their jefe's vendetta. The acting is excellent and all of the characters are given depth. A very touching story. Definitely worth owning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago