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Ace High (1968)

I quattro dell'Ave Maria (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Western | 3 September 1969 (USA)
A recently-escaped bandit forms an unlikely alliance with two bounty hunters and an acrobat to get revenge against the people who framed him.

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Thomas
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Drake (as Kevin Mc Carthy)
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Livio Lorenzon ...
Paco Rosa
Steffen Zacharias ...
Harold (as Stephen Zacharias)
Tiffany Hoyveld ...
Thomas' Wife
Armando Bandini ...
Bank Cashier
Remo Capitani ...
Cangaceiro
Federico Boido ...
Drake's blond henchman (as Rick Boyd)
Isa Foster ...
Cacopoulos' Woman
Bruno Corazzari ...
Charlie
Dante Cleri ...
Bankier, playing cards with Cacopoulos
Antonietta Fiorito ...
(as Antonietta Fiorito C.S.C.)
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Storyline

After Cacopoulos (Eli Wallach) saves himself from being hanged on a false charge, he robs Cat Stevens (Terrence Hill) and Hutch Bessy (Bud Spencer) and steals their horses. This results in Stevens and Bessy becoming unwilling allies in Cacopoulus' revenge against the people who framed him. Written by positrak

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The smile that kills... See more »

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Comedy | Western

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Rated PG-13 for western violence | See all certifications »
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3 September 1969 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The second in the trilogy that began with God Forgives... I Don't! (1967) and ended with Boot Hill (1969). See more »

Quotes

[Cacopoulos holds up Cat and Hutch]
Cacopoulos: So don't worry, I just need a small amount. Just enough for the bare necessities.
[looks at the money]
Cacopoulos: Well, no. Money corrupts men, it softens him. So to keep you young and pure, I think I'll take everything.
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Followed by Boot Hill (1969) See more »

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A great comedy/western
28 September 2003 | by (Premiere Video (Dallas, Tx)) – See all my reviews

The second, and in my opinion the best in the Cat Stevens/Hutch Bessy trilogy, ‘Ace High' has enough fun for everyone to come out and play. Everything from the heist to the violence was done in a light-hearted way, and without a hint of pretension. Eli Wallach joins the party for this film and, as a testament to the quality of actors involved, does not steal every scene he is in. He is par for the course, however, which means he does an outstanding job in a supporting role. Director Colizzi went on to direct a few more films, but overall had a short-lived career, which is unfortunate because he tells a great story, and doesn't shy away from adding humor in awkward places, or generally being a little unconventional. If you're a fan of spaghetti westerns you'll understand a lot of the humor herein, but even for the casual viewer there's plenty to keep you entertained. Rating: 26/40


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