The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (DVD, 1998)
Clint Eastwood as Blondie, Eli Wallach as Tuco, and Lee Van Cleef as Angel Eyes, are all thrust together in the search for $200,000 in gold coins buried in a Confederate grave. Tuco knows the name of the cemetery, Blondie the name on the grave, and Angel Eyes is just a cold blooded killer who was searching for a man named Bill Carson, who stole the money.
Blondie and Tuco have a professional respect for each other, but don't like each other personally. Blondie turns Tuco over to the law for the reward, and he is sentenced to hang. The list of charges against him basically include everything from bank robbery to rape and murder, along with all sort of confidence work. Just before hanging, Blondie shoots the rope and Tuco escapes. They split the money. This same scene is played out several times more, but Tuco keeps complaining about the split, wanting more money. So Blondie leaves him in the desert and takes all the money.
Tuco survives and now swears vengeance against Blondie. When he catches up with him, he all but kills him in the desert, but when a wagon with some Confederate soldiers comes along, Tuco hears the story of the stolen gold. While getting some water for the guy before he dies, Blondie learns the name on the grave where the money is hidden. He already told Tuco the name of the cemetery. Now Tuco wants to be Blondie's best friend, and keep him alive. He takes Blondie to his brother's mission, where he is head friar. A few days later they leave, only to be captured by Union Soldiers.
Using aliases, they are imprisoned in a Union POW camp where soldiers are routinely tortured and starved. Angel Eyes is there as a Union officer, and when he hears the name Bill Carson, he tortures Tuco until the name of the cemetery is revealed. Angel Eyes takes Blondie out of the prison, knowing that he would never talk, and they go after the treasure. Tuco manages to escape from Angel Eyes' assistant while in route to being turned in for the $3000 bounty. He catches up with Blondie, and together they kill all of Angel Eyes' gang. Angel Eyes escapes.
Tuco and Blondie find their way to Sad Hill Cemetery, but it is blocked by large Union and Confederate forces who are separated only by a narrow bridge. Each side is preparing to fight for it, but apparently both sides have been ordered not to destroy the bridge. Reasoning that if the bridge were destroyed "these idiots would go somewhere else to fight", Blondie and Tuco wire the bridge with dynamite. During the process, the two trade information, Tuco revealing Sad Hill Cemetery as the gold's location and Blondie saying that the name on the grave is Arch Stanton. The two then take cover as the bridge blows up and the two armies resume their battle.
The next morning, the Confederate and Union soldiers have gone. Tuco abandons Blondie (who has stopped to tend to a dying young Confederate soldier) to retrieve the gold for himself at the cemetery. Frantically searching the sea of makeshift tombstones and grave markers, Tuco finally locates Arch Stanton's grave. As he digs, Blondie appears (now clad in his trademark poncho) and tosses him a shovel. A second later, the two are surprised by Angel Eyes, who holds them at gunpoint. The money isn't there.
Now in Mexican standoff style, the three are all squared-off, and the name of the real grave is on a rock in between them. Blondie shoots Angel Eyes. He and Tuco eventually split the money, after Blondie screws Tuco one last time.Read full review