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They Call Me Trinity (1970)

Lo chiamavano Trinità... (original title)
A drifter comes to town where his brother is sheriff. His brother is actually a robber who broke the real sheriff's leg and left him for dead, and became sheriff in order to hide out. They ... See full summary »

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Steffen Zacharias ...
Jonathan
Dan Sturkie ...
Tobias
Gisela Hahn ...
Sarah
Elena Pedemonte ...
Judith
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Maj. Harriman
Ezio Marano ...
Frank Faina / Weasel
Luciano Rossi ...
Timmy / Timid
Ugo Sasso ...
Sheriff Zoppo
Remo Capitani ...
Mezcal
Riccardo Pizzuti ...
Jeff
Paolo Magalotti ...
Major Henchman
Vito Gagliardi
Antonio Monselesan ...
Bounty Killer
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A drifter comes to town where his brother is sheriff. His brother is actually a robber who broke the real sheriff's leg and left him for dead, and became sheriff in order to hide out. They team up against the local land baron who is trying to get rid of the Mormon settlers in a valley he wishes to own. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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He Was On the Side of the Law and Order. He Was On the Side of Crime and Chaos. He Was On Any Side That Would Have Him. See more »

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Comedy | Western

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4 November 1971 (USA)  »

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My Name Is Trinity  »

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2.35 : 1
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Though this was their first really big hit movie, the film was actually the fifth picture that Terence Hill and Bud Spencer had both worked on and the fourth which they both had starring roles. See more »

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The theme lyrics state that Trinity "keeps alive with his Colt .45." In fact, the revolver Trinity uses throughout the film is a Griswold & Gunnison .36 sporting a Colt Model 1851 barrel, also .36 caliber. See more »

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Trinity: I'm sorry, but I couldn't let them call Ma an old...
Bambino: But it's true.
Trinity: Yeah, but she ain't that old.
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Featured in The Spaghetti West (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

They call him Trinity
Written by Franco Micalizzi (as F. Micalizzi), Harold Stott (as L. Stott)
Performed by Annibale E I Cantori Moderni
(Annibale Giannarelli and Alessandro Alessandroni's "I Cantori Moderni" chorus)
Courtesy of Carosello C.E.M.E.D., Italy
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First great success of the famous starring couple , Trinity and Bambino
25 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

The movie concerns Trinity (Terence Hill or Mario Girotti) , a roguish and sympathetic gunman with fast weapon who works as a bounty hunter . His brother Bambino (Bud Spencer) is a sheriff in a village but also an undercover thief who attempts to execute a heist . They'll face off a rich owner (Farley Granger) and some Mexican marauders who try to evict a group of Mormons . They help the pacific homesteaders and the confrontation will be inevitable but is developed by means of successive fights without blood , neither gore , nor cruel murders .

This entertaining picture packs comedy , action , shootouts and lots of brawls and fights . The violence isn't crude but light and predominates the comedy and parody . The storyline is embarrassing and ridiculous but has its agreeable moments here and there . It's a spaghetti western with comedy and develops the usual issues : invincible antiheroes , spectacular showdown , amusing taking on but united to slapstick and simple humor . It's an entertaining Italian western with adequate runtime where there is irony , tongue-in-cheek , shootouts , numerous struggles and is quite funny and amusing .

Though this was their first really big hit movie, the film was actually the fifth picture that Terence Hill and Bud Spencer had both worked on and the fourth which they both had starring roles. The nickname that Trinity was called because he was such a fast quick-draw with his gun was "The Right Hand of the Devil" , the nickname that Bambino was called was "The Left Hand of the Devil¨ . Terence Hill is a good guy , hilarious and likable ; Bud Spencer is a rough , two-fisted , bouncing , grumpy man but with good heart , their characters are partially similar to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy . The film is a spoof of famous films such as ¨The magnificent seven¨ and ¨Blazed saddles¨ but covered with spaghetti . The picture obtained a sequel with the same protagonists and director , ¨Trinity is still my name¨ , which also achieved much success and many years later a third part , ¨Troublemakers¨ , directed by Terence Hill . Besides , originated a series of awful imitations and copies . Rating : nice and bemusing .


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