The Mercenary



While a Mexican revolutionary lies low as a U.S. rodeo clown, the cynical Polish mercenary who tutored the idealistic peasant tells how he and a dedicated female radical fought for the soul of the guerrilla general Paco, as Mexicans threw off repressive government and all-powerful landowners in the 1910s. Tracked by the vengeful Curly, Paco liberates villages, but is tempted by social banditry's treasures, which Kowalski revels in.

  1. Sergio Corbucci

    Director, Writer

  2. Luciano Vincenzoni

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Franco Solinas


  4. Giorgio Arlorio


  5. Sergio Spina


  6. Adriano Bolzoni


Top Billed Cast

  1. Franco Nero

    Franco Nero

    Sergei Kowalski, The Polish

  2. Jack Palance

    Jack Palance

    Ricciolo ("Curly")

  3. Tony Musante

    Tony Musante

    Paco Roman

  4. Giovanna Ralli

    Giovanna Ralli


  5. Eduardo Fajardo

    Eduardo Fajardo

    Alfonso GarcĂ­a

Full Cast & Crew

The Mercenary
The Mercenary



Original Title Il mercenario

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 28, 1968


    Children 16 or older admitted, nobody under this age admitted.

Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget -

Revenue -



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