Currently at #20 on spaghetti-western.net’s 20 Essential Spaghetti Westerns, Sergio Sollima’s Run, Man, Run is the director’s third and final entry in the genre.
Not exactly a sequel to his more generally appreciated The Big Gundown, Run, Man, Run, Tomas Milian reprises his role as agabond Cuchillo (in brownface?), the knife-thrower extraordinaire, who evolves from petty criminal to revolutionary through the film.
The narrative is episodic, almost picaresque, and the tone, which is the site of much apparent criticism is comedic, while still pushing a serious message.
Hitched to the windmill
You can always reason with a woman in love.
A cavalcade of characters run after Cuchillo, who himself is on the trail of a cache of gold, intended to…