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Boot Hill (1969)

La collina degli stivali (original title)
Victims of oppressive town boss Honey are offered help by an unusual alliance of gunmen and circus performers.

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Thomas (as Woody Stroode)
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Judge Boone (as Edward Ciannelli)
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Baby Doll (as Luca Montefiori)
Glauco Onorato ...
Finch
Alberto Dell'Acqua ...
Hans - Acrobat
Nazzareno Zamperla ...
Franz - Acrobat (as Neno Zamperla)
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Mamy
Leslie Bailey ...
John
Maurizio Manetti ...
Joe
Dante Cleri ...
Fisher's Lawyer
Antonio De Martino ...
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Adriano Cornelli ...
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Honey Fisher has become a powerful man in this small Western town that has grown up around gold-prospecting fields. Fisher and his gang have managed, through swindling, murder, and terror, to gain leases on the important gold-yielding land in the area. A state commissioner comes to town to review the leases, which are crucial to Fisher's power. Cat Stevens and Hutch Bessy join forces with circus performers and townsfolk led by Stevens' friend Finch to fight against Fisher and his henchmen. Written by Charles Delacroix

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20 December 1969 (Italy)  »

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Trivia

70mm blow-up version released in Spain. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mami: And now ladies and gentleman our most publicized attraction: The Flying Men.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: Together once again Terence Hill Bud Spencer two likeable rogues in La Collina Degli Stivali. See more »

Connections

Follows God Forgives... I Don't! (1967) See more »

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Sotto La Panca
Composed by Giuseppe Colizzi and Riz Ortolan
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An Excellent, Highly Unusual Spaghetti Western.
4 November 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Boot Hill" (1969) is directed by Giuseppe Colizzi and stars Terrence Hill, Bud Spencer, Woody Strode and George Eastman.

The screenplay by Collizzi concerns a circus travelling the West who pick Cat Stevens (Hil), who has been injured by a mining company who are after his claim. When the company's henchmen kill a circus acrobat, former gunfighter Tomas (Strode) teams up with Stevens to avenge the man's death.

This is a very underrated Spaghetti Western, brilliantly photographed (by Marcello Masciocchi) and edited (by Tatiana Casini Morigi) with an unusual script, handled well and shot through with weird moments of humour and very well handled by the director, whose third film with the duo Hill and Spencer, after "God Forgives, I Don't" (1967) and "Aces High" (1968) this was. Although there are connections in this film with the previous two, it is sufficiently divorced from them that you can watch this and not the previous entries in the trilogy.

From the great opening scene to the final gun battle, this is one Spaghetti Western you can't miss.


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