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Barbarosa (1982)




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Barbarosa is a western starring the unlikely screen team of Willie Nelson and Gary Busey. Nelson is an outlaw, Busey his country-bumpkin buddy. They decide to ride together, since both are on the run from separate family feuds. Directed by Australian filmmaker Fred Schepisi, the screenplay for Barbarosa was written by William D. Wittliff who would later gain acclaim for his adaptation of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove.

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Willie Nelson
as Barbarosa
Gary Busey
as Karl Westover
Gilbert Roland
as Don Braulio
Isela Vega
as Josephina
Roberto Contreras
as Cantina Owner
Paul English
as Horse Trader
Bruce Smith
as Photographer
Jake Busey
as Cook Boy
Robert English
as Horse Trader
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Critic Reviews for Barbarosa

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Schepisi's Western is an underestimated film, boasting strong performances from Willie Nelson and Gary Busey

January 31, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Schepisi doesn't have time to show off; Despite the opportunity for some beautiful widescreen vistas, he doesn't use them as a crutch or a cheap conduit for a scene transition without a proper segue. [Well, other than Busey's unbelievably toothy grin.]

May 28, 2011 | Full Review…

Barbarosa comes along just when we thought Westerns were extinct: this gritty mongrel saga ought to satisfy all sagebrush devotees.

February 4, 2004 | Full Review…

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