17 October 2011 | ma-cortes
Enjoyable Hill-Spencer movie with loads of action , fights and amusement
Likable Terence Hill and stocky Bud Spencer team up again in this co-production Spaniard-Italian as the valiant and sympathetic duo Kid and Ben against totally evil bad guys. Two charming friends (Terence Hill and Bud Spencer) but rivals participate in a race whose prize is a fancy mini-car . They tie in a car crash race to win a red dune buggy . During Kid and Ben's hotdog and beer contest , to see who will keep the the dune buggy, various hoodlums of a local mobster named the Boss (John Sharp) demolishes and destroys the bar and their car . After that , the duo goes to visit the Boss and his helper (Donald Pleasence) . Kid and Ben want vendetta and the replacement of their red buggy with a yellow top . Meanwhile , Terence Hill falls in love with a circus artist (Patty Shepard) and they are chased by a cold killer (Manuel De Blas) hired by the mobs . Of course, along the way they will combat thieves ,thugs and criminals .
The 'big time' duo of Spaghetti Western with humor such as ¨They call me Trinity¨, ¨ Trinity is still my name ¨ and sequels as ¨Troublemakers¨ were run out and for that reason are transfered in modern era film , playing the police/action genre and adventures as ¨All the way boys¨ also titled ¨Plane crazy¨ and this one . After that , they starred the successful ¨ Miami police series ¨, which belong the following : ¨Crime Busters¨ , ¨Superfuzz¨ and ¨supercops in Miami¨. The movie contains silly comedy , the usual slight fights and lots of action including some motorcycle pursuits with a funny tournament , entertaining struggles in a gymnasium and a fun ball in a saloon . Although there are a few gaps ,especially the overuse of fist fights with punches , bounds and leaps and a quarter-hearted attempt at romance, it remains very amusing .The humor is based on physical and personality differences of the starring , as Terence Hill is the sympathetic and brave hero and Bud Spencer is the corpulent and hunk man. As always several humorous struggles with no blood , neither violence . Enjoyable performance by Donald Pleasence , a veteran British actor with a long and prestigious career ; furthermore , being a co-production Spanish-Italian appears several Spanish actors as Luis Barbero as the old garage owner , Emilia Laguna as the musical conductor and Manuel De Blas as the silent murderer . Acceptable cinematography by Zavattini filmed in Madrid , Spain .Commercial musical score by the usual Guido and Maurizio De Angelis -Oliver Onions- , including catching songs fitting perfectly in the mood of the movie and you won't be able to get the catchy theme leitmotif out of your head.
The motion picture is professionally directed by Marcello Fondato, following the Hill-Spencer ordinary trademarks . Fondato wrote several Spencer vehicles as ¨Bulldozer¨, ¨Aladino¨, ¨The Supersheriff¨, and ¨The sheriff and the extraterrestrial little boy¨ and directed him in ¨Mister Charleston¨. If you love the pair's other movies, go for it, and if you've never seen one this is a great start .