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A Spaghetti Western from 1966 directed by Sergio Corbucci (not to be confused with Sergio Leone) and starring Franco Nero as the titular Django, an Old West gunfighter who drags a coffin behind him wherever he goes. Pretty standard set-up: mysterious, Badass stranger comes to town, shoots a lot of bad guys, and plays two groups of outlaws against each other, all in search of revenge and/or money. Had a reputation at the time for being one of the most violent movies ever, though by modern standards it's nowhere close.

Inspired a number of other Spaghetti Westerns that also used the word "Django" in their titles, Italian copyright law being pretty lax on stuff like that. Most recently it was announced that Quentin Tarantino is making a film titled "Django Unchained". And the Fandom Rejoiced indeed.

Not to be confused with Sukiyaki Western Django(Though pretty clearly inspired by it) or the hypnotist from One Piece.

Tropes used in Django include:


  • Badass - Django. He's a Spaghetti Western protagonist, what did you expect?
  • Bandito
  • Bloodless Carnage - Except for the infamous ear slicing scene and the final death, there's almost no blood in the movie, despite nearly 150 people being gunned down.
  • Cavalier Consumption - Eating food is given as a textbook example of villainy. Watch and learn.
  • Chekhov's Gun - That coffin Django's always carrying around, and that quicksand at the start of the movie.
  • Fan Service - Three words: hooker mud wrestling. Also, that one prostitute doing a striptease.
  • Follow the Leader - A Fistful of Dollars was so successful translating Yojimbo into a Wild West setting that the makers of Django decided to do the same thing. And, sure enough, a bunch of later movies then copied Django.
  • Gorn - When some outlaws cut off a man's ear and make him eat it. That scene got the movie (which is otherwise no more violent than the average Spaghetti Western) banned in several countries.
  • The Gunslinger - Django, of the Quick Draw and Trick Shot variety. Also acts as a Vaporizer when he pulls the machine gun out of his coffin.
  • Handicapped Badass - Django, after his hands are broken.
    • "Can you hear this‽"*proceeds to fire seven shots from his six-shot revolver
      • But to be fair, one of the shots was played twice
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold - Maria and a couple of the other prostitutes.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills - Django. Even when his hands are broken, he manages to kill six men using six bullets in far less than six seconds, by pressing the trigger of his revolver against a grave and fanning the hammer
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown - Django gets one at the hands of Hugo's men and the hooves of Hugo's horses.
  • No Woman's Land - All the women in the movie are prostitutes, and the outlaws work very hard to keep it that way.
  • Old Friend - General Hugo Rodriguez, the leader of the Mexican bandits, turns out to be an old friend of Django's.
  • One-Man Army - Django. It helps that he's the only person with a machine gun.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge - It's unclear how much of Django's violence is this and how much is his quest for gold.
  • Spaghetti Western - One of the most famous non-Leone examples of the Subgenre.
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