WriterEnnio Flaiano, Giorgio Salvoni Release date1969 (1969) Initial releaseSeptember 17, 1969 (Italy) ScreenplayDuccio Tessari, Ennio Flaiano, Giorgio Salvioni CastGiuliano Gemma (Monty Mulligan), Sydne Rome (Rossella Scott), Julio Peña (Doctor), Antonio Casas (Barnes), Cris Huerta (Bad Jim), George Rigaud (Mr. Scott) Similar moviesNow You See Me, American Heist, Killing Zoe, Dobermann, No Good Deed, Adventures in Silverado
Sundance and the Kid is the American release title of Vivi o, preferibilmente, morti, a 1969 Spaghetti Western comedy directed by Duccio Tessari and starring Giuliano Gemma, Nino Benvenuti, and Sydne Rome. The film is also known as Alive or Preferably Dead and Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid.
Two estranged brothers, city gambler Monty (Gemma) and Wild West farmer Ted Mulligan (Benvenuti) inherit $300,000 from their late uncle, on condition that they endure to live together for six months. The two start fighting about everything, and trouble begins as soon as Monty arrives in Ted's hometown.
Sundance and the Kid has been pointed out as a forerunner to the Trinity films (with Terence Hill and Bud Spencer) that reshaped the Spaghetti Western.