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The Italian movie with the highest number of viewers in Italian theaters until 1986.
Breakthrough film of Italian actors Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. The picture was their first really massive international box-office hit and made the two actors super-stars.
After the box-office success of this movie in the USA, earlier westerns made by Terence Hill and Bud Spencer were re-released stateside, one of them was even retitled with the word "Trinity" in it.
The movie is an Italian spaghetti western. The film was dubbed for mainstream theatrical release in English speaking territories when first launched in theaters.
The filming location is a valley near "Camerata Nuova", a small Italian town, close the border of Lazio and Abruzzo regions, and Almería, a small town in the South-East of Spain where a lot of movies, including spaghetti westerns, were filmed.
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Italian actors George Eastman and Pietro Martellanza (aka Peter Martell) were originally meant to be cast as the main characters, but Bud Spencer and Terence Hill eventually got the job.
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Fourth western starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. The earlier oaters they starred in were "God Forgives... I Don't!" aka "Blood River" [God Forgives... I Don't! (1967)], "Ace High" [Ace High (1968)], and "Boot Hill" [Boot Hill (1969)]. Apart from small parts in the Italian sword-and-sandle epic "Hannibal" [Hannibal (1959)] billed under their birth names, at the time of this movie, Hill and Spencer had actually never co-starred together in a movie which wasn't a western.
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The birth names of Terence Hill and Bud Spencer are Mario Girotti and Carlo Pedersoli respectively.
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The wood bed-like rack that Trinity (Terence Hill) lazily lies on and is dragged around on by his horse is known as a "travois". Wikipedia define it as "a frame for restraining horses...a historical frame structure that was used by indigenous peoples, notably the Plains Indians of North America, to drag loads over land". Photos of Hill lying on the travois were one of the significant images associated with the picture and were seen in production stills and many movie posters for the film.
According to "Filmdungeon", this picture "initiated the western-comedy craze that swept Italy for a while".
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'Terence Hill' fasted for 24 hours before filming the scene where Trinity eats the skilletful of beans, to be able to finish them all (and quickly).
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The iconical scene where Trinity (Terence Hill) slaps a bad guy while quickdrawing his gun has been only slightly accelerare, the actor had to actually practice that moves for a week, at his house, on a pillar of his veranda. Later he admitted that his wife was actually worried in seeing her husband slapping and pointing a gun for hours to a piece of concrete.
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Franco Nero was offered the part of Trinity by Enzo Barboni while working on Django (1966).
Billed as E.B. Clucher, the movie was directed by Enzo Barboni who has helmed a number of Terence Hill and Bud Spencer comedy collaborations. They are: "They Call Me Trinity" (They Call Me Trinity (1970), "Trinity Is Still My Name" (Trinity Is STILL My Name! (1971)), "Go For It!" (Go for It (1983)), "Crime Busters" aka "Two Supercops" (Crime Busters (1977)) and "Double Trouble" (Non c'è due senza quattro (1984)).
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The nickname that Trinity (Terence Hill) was called because he was such a fast quick-draw with his gun was "The Right Hand of the Devil". The type of gun Trinity had was a Colt 45. The nickname that Bambino (Bud Spencer) was called was "The Left Hand of the Devil." The name Bambino is Italian for "baby".
This was a spoof of the then popular "spaghetti western" genre. It became such a huge hit that it reportedly grossed more than the very films it was spoofing.
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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.
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