Sergio Leones ultimate spaghetti western is lavished with changing landscapes and beautifully choreographed action scenes, including one of the most incredible shootouts in screen history.
Henry Fonda, in the last of his 15 western films, plays Jack Beauregard, the fastest gun still alive. The year is 1899 and the rugged old west frontier is dying. Beauregard knows it. He decides to make his way to Europe and let his American legend fade quietly into the past. As he journeys to the docks of New Orleans, however, he meets a mysterious stranger named Nobody (Terence Hill). The young gunslinger has been hired to kill the retired outlaw, but his admiration for the old man is too great. He lets Beauregard live.
As they travel together, a strange relationship evolves. At times, Nobody seems to revel in his ridicule of Beauregard. At other times, he talks sincerely about helping the aged knight become a hero for the history books.
Finally, Nobody manipulates Beauregard into a blaze-of-glory sawn song, convincing the old man to take on the entire 150 member Wild Bunch single-handedly. This spectacular action sequence is unequaled in film history, with Fonda as a one-man dynamo, gunning down the bad guys and exploding his plans for a quiet retirement in glorious fashion!