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Acquasanta Joe (1971)

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A gang of robbers armed with a union army cannon rob the bank holding bounty Killer Acquasanta Joe's earnings to date. He pursues, crossing and double crossing along the way.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jeff Donovan
Richard Harrison ...
Charlie Bennett
Lincoln Tate ...
Acquasanta Joe
Giulio Baraghini ...
Jim (as Lee Banner)
Silvia Monelli ...
Estella
Pietro Ceccarelli ...
Sgt. Butch
Tuccio Musumeci ...
The Sicilian
Mario Novelli ...
Donovan Henchman (as Anthony Freeman)
Fedele Gentile ...
The General (as Fidel Green)
Alfredo Rizzo ...
Officer
Adriano Vitale
Dante Maggio ...
Banker
Virgilio Ponti
Pietro Rosella
Sergio Serafini ...
Lieutnant
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A gang of robbers armed with a union army cannon rob the bank holding bounty Killer Acquasanta Joe's earnings to date. He pursues, crossing and double crossing along the way. Written by TOM SELDON <sabata@premier.co.uk>

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11 December 1971 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Holy Water Joe  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Better than some, though it's still only okay
27 October 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

It was around this time during the spaghetti western craze that many spaghetti westerns started to add some comic elements, some being outright comedies. "Holy Water Joe" (a.k.a. "Acquasanta Joe") plays it straight for the most part, but there are several scenes that are clearly there to generate laughs. When this comic side of the movie is placed against the serious side, it is sometimes jarring, because the movie has several sequences where people are viciously gunned down or threatened with hanging or being blasted by a cannon. Apart from that flaw, I didn't find the movie as terrible as some of the other IMDb users did. I'm not saying it's a great or even good western, but I found it lively enough to pass the time (though not much more.) If you are a fan of the spaghetti western genre, it's probably safe enough to give it a try.


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