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I quattro dell'Ave Maria
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Ace High (1968) More at IMDbPro »I quattro dell'Ave Maria (original title)

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Giuseppe Colizzi (screenplay)
Giuseppe Colizzi (story)
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Release Date:
3 September 1969 (USA) See more »
Nobody beats Caco at his own game, because even if you lose! See more »
A recently-escaped bandit forms an unlikely alliance with two bounty hunters and an acrobat to get revenge against the people who framed him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Eli Wallach ... Cacopoulos

Terence Hill ... Cat Stevens

Brock Peters ... Thomas

Kevin McCarthy ... Drake (as Kevin Mc Carthy)

Bud Spencer ... Hutch Bessy
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.)
Aldo Sala ... Casino employee, trying to break through door
Giuseppe Terranova ... Treasurer in Casino
Edoardo Torricella ... Roulette player, sitting left beside croupier
Corrado Olmi
Luciano Telli ... Roulette player, sitting right beside Cacopoulos
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giancarlo Badessi ... Man with Moustache Promoting the Black Boxer (uncredited)
Roger Beaumont ... Croupier (uncredited)
Frank Braña ... Joe (uncredited)
Angelo Casadei ... Roulette Player (uncredited)
Gildo Di Marco ... Henchman Choked by Hutch Bessy (uncredited)
Mel Gaines ... Drake Henchman (uncredited)
Franco Gulà ... Al - Oldtimer (uncredited)
Leroy Haynes ... Prize boxer (uncredited)
Carlo Landa ... Rulette Player (uncredited)
Gino Marturano ... Drake Henchman (uncredited)
Quinto Marziale ... Casino Guest (uncredited)
Fulvio Pellegrino ... Drunken Man (uncredited)
Riccardo Pizzuti ... Henchman (uncredited)
Vicente Roca ... Ramirez, Court Martial Member (uncredited)
Enzo Santaniello ... Irish Family's Boy (uncredited)
Simonetta Santaniello ... Irish Family's Daughter (uncredited)

Directed by
Giuseppe Colizzi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Giuseppe Colizzi  screenplay
Giuseppe Colizzi  story

Produced by
Bino Cicogna .... producer
Giuseppe Colizzi .... producer
Original Music by
Carlo Rustichelli 
Cinematography by
Marcello Masciocchi (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marcello Malvestito 
Art Direction by
Gastone Carsetti 
Costume Design by
Luciana Fortini 
Makeup Department
Massimo De Rossi .... makeup artist
Anna Graziosi .... hair stylist
Production Management
Maurizio Maravidi .... production manager (as Maurizio Maravisi)
Sergio Nasca .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Silvana Mangini Colizzi .... assistant director
Luigi Mangini .... assistant director
Sound Department
Franco Bassi .... sound mixer
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Italo Cameracanna .... sound effects editor
Augusto Troiani .... sound engineer
Maurizio Troiani .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Erasmo Bacciucchi .... special effects
Eros Bacciucchi .... special effects
Ferdinando Poggi .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Giovanni Bonivento .... assistant camera (as Gianni Bonivento)
Antonio Schiavo Lena .... camera operator
Antonio Serafini .... still photographer
Claudio Tondi .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Francesco Malvestito .... assistant editor (as Franco Malvestito)
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Bruno Nicolai .... conductor
Other crew
Margherita Autuori .... publicist (as Rossetti)
Maurizio Biasini .... production secretary
Giuseppe Fioravanti .... administrator
Enrico Lucherini .... publicist
Renato Moretti .... script supervisor
Raffaele Mottola .... dialogue coach (as Ray Mottola)
Ferdinando Poggi .... action sequences staged by
Matteo Spinola .... publicist
Giampiero Albertini .... voice dubbing: Livio Lorenzon (uncredited)
Ferruccio Amendola .... voice dubbing: Brock Peters (uncredited)
Gianfranco Bellini .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Roberto Bertea .... voice dubbing: Steffen Zacharias (uncredited)
Pino Colizzi .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Luciano De Ambrosis .... voice dubbing: Bruno Corazzari (uncredited)
Vittoria Febbi .... voice dubbing: Tiffany Hoyveld (uncredited)
Lauro Gazzolo .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani .... voice dubbing: Terence Hill (uncredited)
Pino Locchi .... voice dubbing: Kevin McCarthy (uncredited)
Glauco Onorato .... voice dubbing: Bud Spencer (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Armando Bandini (uncredited)
Cesare Polacco .... voice dubbing: Remo Capitani (uncredited)
Carlo Romano .... voice dubbing: Eli Wallach (uncredited)
Vittorio Stagni .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Daniele Tedeschi .... voice dubbing: Frank Braña (uncredited)
Sergio Tedesco .... voice dubbing: Corrado Olmi (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"I quattro dell'Ave Maria" - Italy (original title)
"Revenge in El Paso" - , Ireland (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for western violence (2004 re-rating)
132 min | USA:122 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1970) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:M | USA:PG-13 (2004 re-rating) | USA:M (original rating) | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating) (cut) | West Germany:12 (nf) (re-rating) (cut)

Did You Know?

The second in the trilogy that began with God Forgives... I Don't! (1967) and ended with Boot Hill (1969).See more »
Cacopoulos:[Shooting the stirrups off of Cat and Hutch's horses, causing them to fall off] My grandfather used to say, 'One partner is not enough, two is too many.' Try not to get yourselves killed, my friends!
[He rides off]
Hutch Bessy:He already told me that damn story...
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Movie Connections:
Edited into Spaghetti Western Trailer Show (2007) (V)See more »


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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
wonderful movie, 24 May 2004
Author: 42zaphod from Prague, CZ

I was completely amazed by this fantastic movie. I am not sure why - it isn't any much funny, the plot is unnecessarily complicated, there are few unnecessarily long scenes ... but still, the characters, the atmosphere, and the great musical score almost made me cry in the last scene where our three heroes are leaving together. All the actors do great work - from Spencer/Hill duo and Wallach himself to the black boxer champion, who gets beaten by Bud Spencer for $50. Another funny scene is where Wallach talks about his Greek ancestors, and thus makes his guards sleep. Or, when he breaks the bank in the casino. The movie is definitely worth seeing, and it does not disappoint even when watched more times. Nice!

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