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The three Brad brothers want to return to Romania, but one of them gets married and they buy a farm. Unfortunately for them, the neighbors are Hungarian, and they become enemies.

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    • Author: Kefym
    This a western, a true western: cowboys, whisky, Colts, Bad-lands-like landscapes and so one. The movie was entirely shot in Romania, reflecting the great variety of landscapes this country has. All the actors are famous Romanian ones and they speak a quite decent English during 70% of the movie!!! Dialogs remember a bit the ones in the American 1940s westerns.

    The movie tells the story of three Romanian brothers (from Transylvania actually) who, having crossed Europe and the Atlantic, are trying to settle in the US Great Plains. One is hunting down "wanted"-criminals to finance the ranch (or rather a house falling apart) his younger brother bought. The younger brother gets married to an American girl whereas the older one is hanging around with the ranch neighbors, ironically a Hungarian family from Transylvania.

    But, the local badman wants to get the three brother's ranch as he knows there is some oil lying underneath. Hence...
  • Cast overview, first billed only:
    Ilarion Ciobanu Ilarion Ciobanu - Traian Brad de la Poplaca
    Ovidiu Iuliu Moldovan Ovidiu Iuliu Moldovan - Ion 'Johnny' Brad
    Mircea Diaconu Mircea Diaconu - Romulus Brad
    Jean Constantin Jean Constantin - preotul grec Temistocles
    Stefan Iordache Stefan Iordache - McCallum
    Zoltán Vadász Zoltán Vadász - Orbán Péter (as Zoltan Vadasz)
    Ileana Iliescu Ileana Iliescu - Proprietara saloon-ului
    Tania Filip Tania Filip - June Ambler (as Tatiana Filip)
    Dragos Pîslaru Dragos Pîslaru - Collins (as Dragos Paslaru)
    Dumitru Palade Dumitru Palade - Seriful
    Erzsébet Ádám Erzsébet Ádám - Julie 'Juliska' Orbán (as Elisabeta Ádám)
    Carmen Galin Carmen Galin - Annie. McCallum
    Papil Panduru Papil Panduru - banditul Teddy, aflat în slujba lui McCallum
    Victoria Gheorghiu Victoria Gheorghiu - doamna Elizabeth Orbán
    Nicolae Pomoje Nicolae Pomoje - John Harper
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