James Coburn is the gritty anti-hero in this revenge-fuelled Western!
Union Colonel Pembroke (Coburn) rescues seven condemned men from the gallows in order to attack Fort Holman, which is commanded by the insane Confederate Major Frank Ward (Telly Savalas, Kojak). Under the guise of seizing the fortress for its strategic location, Pembroke in fact wants revenge for Ward's cowardly murder of his son. The siege that follows pits criminals and Confederates against each other in bloody battle. On this impossible mission, against impossible odds, who will survive?
Directed by Tonino Valerii - maker of the classic Spaghetti Westerns Day of Anger and My Name is Nobody  - A Reason To Live, A Reason to Die features superb performances ranging from James Coburn's snarling, revenge-driven anti-hero to Telly Savalas' off-kilter psychopath and Bud Spencer's sympathetic condemned man.
Revenge ... against impossible odds