#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Karl Westover, an inexperienced farm boy, runs away after unintentionally killing a neighbor, whose family pursues him for vengeance. He meets Barbarosa, a gunman of near-mythical proportions, who is himself in danger from his father-in-law Don Braulio, a wealthy Mexican rancher. Don Braulio wants Barbarosa dead for marrying his daughter against the father’s will. Barbarosa reluctantly takes the clumsy Karl on as a partner, as both of them look to survive the forces lining up against them.
Plot: Karl Westover, an inexperienced farm boy, runs away after unintentionally killing a neighbor, whose family pursues him for vengeance. He meets Barbarosa, a gunman of near-mythical proportions, who is himself in danger from his father-in-law Don Braulio, a wealthy Mexican rancher. Don Braulio wants Barbarosa dead for marrying his daughter against the father’s will. Barbarosa reluctantly takes the clumsy Karl on as a partner, as both of them look to survive the forces lining up against them.
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22 Years LATER I find out…..
Back when this film came out (1982), a friend told me it was no good, Willie Nelson can’t act, blah, blah, blah. I took that at face value, and blew the film off. Well, 22 years later, ‘Barbarosa’ is on cable on American Movie Classics on a hot July afternoon, there isn’t nothing’ else on, so I say, okay, I’ll give it fifteen minutes to get my attention.
Well, I gotta say, ‘Barbarosa just BLEW ME AWAY!
I am Texan born and bred, and have done a fair amount of inquiry into old Texas lore, and this film is just SO RIGHT in so many details. In recent films like ‘Cold Mountain’, ‘Open Range’, and ‘The Missing’, it is much in vogue to get the 19th century period details exactly right. Well, ‘Barbrosa’ knocked that ball out of the park 22 years ago!
The basic feel of the old Texas homesteads and the horse race and barbecue, they still existed much like that out in West Texas when I was a kid.
The basic plot line is about two converging family blood feuds, one Spanish, the other German American, that is so TOTALLY authentic for this period! Also, the Big Bend scenics are superb!
While some may question Willie’s talent for treading the boards, he has no problemo playing himself, and doesn’t miss a beat. Gary Busey is one of my favorite actors, despite a habit of making tons of low budget el crappo films. He is at the top of his game in ‘Barbarosa’.
While the film does have it’s quirky moments, it is basically believable, and some of those old-timers were indeed quirky.
(Warning! As for eating armadillos, don’t try this at home! They CAN carry leprosy.) My only beef is that the musical score didn’t always seem to match the dramatic action, the music is wry and whimsical at the wrong time, possibly aping some spaghetti Western, but is fine when it sticks to Spanish guitar.
Some have labeled ‘Barbarosa’ a spaghetti Western. I don’t agree, though it may seem so in the historical sequence of film-making. This was a successful attempt to make an authentically period Texas border film, by folks who knew what they are doing.
Some find the gunplay subdued and ‘unrealistic’, but ‘Barbarosa’ rightly shows the reality of old west killing where setting up the bushwhack and sniffing the ambush were far more decisive than actually pulling of the trigger.
In the old man’s tale, you learn that Barbarosa was originally a Texas Ranger, who were often called los diablo’s (the devils) by border Mexicans. This was a REAL legend, indeed a reality, down on the border.
One of the greatest!
First, I have to say, the very first person to review this movie on IMDb apparently is only attracted to violence in movies, and doesn’t want to try to actually see the story line. More explosions! More dead people, and they need to be literally blown apart! Death! Fire! Without it, all movies suck! I notice that everyone else pretty much says the exact opposite. Odd, how at a later date, every review has an “unhelpful” flag next to it.
The story woven in Barbarosa is an excellent one, and no one could’ve pulled off the title role except Willie. The eventual transformation of Karl, from naive farm boy on the run into Barbarosa himself, is astonishing, everything from the way he looks to the way he sounds. Rancho life is authentically depicted, as is the West Texas farm life of the period… and the “eye for an eye” mentality of the people involved, and it’s tragic consequences is a lesson hidden away in the storyline, almost as an afterthought. The photography is incredible, and at times the music is is almost overwhelming.
“…you ain’t got enough ass in your britches to kill Barbarosa…”
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min), 1 hr 25 min (85 min) (TV) (West Germany)
Director Fred Schepisi
Writer William D. Wittliff
Actors Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Todd-AO)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm