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Even Angels Eat Beans (1973)
"Anche gli angeli mangiano fagioli" (original title)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  1974 (USA)
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Two nice guys, a wrestler (Bud Spencer) and an Ice-cream vendor (Giuliano Gemma) are mistaken for dangerous killers by an important local gangster, whose nickname is "Sorriso". With the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Giuliano Gemma ...
Sonny
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Charlie Smith
Robert Middleton ...
Angelo
Víctor Israel ...
Giudà
Lara Sender ...
Gerace's Wife
Bill Vanders ...
Inspector Mackintosh
Riccardo Pizzuti ...
Angelo's Right Hand
Steffen Zacharias ...
Gerace
George Rigaud ...
Senator O'Riordan
Francy Fair ...
Gerace's Daughter
Fortunato Arena ...
Policeman
Marcello Verziera ...
Angelo's Thug
Enrico Chiappafreddo ...
McIntosh's Partner
Margherita Horowitz ...
Geraces Wife
Denise Bataille ...
Dancer
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Two nice guys, a wrestler (Bud Spencer) and an Ice-cream vendor (Giuliano Gemma) are mistaken for dangerous killers by an important local gangster, whose nickname is "Sorriso". With the help of many funny coincidences they play along with Sorriso "working" for him, just to survive, but, when they receive the order to butcher the components of a very indigent family they are unmasked and... Written by Giuseppe Cautero <Cautero@Elettra.Trieste.It>

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Al Capone... Get lost! Dillinger... Phooey on you! Here come the funniest crooks since crime began!

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Trinity-style gangster comedy
16 March 1999 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

This is essentially a Trinity-style comedy, except that this time Giuliano Gemma is paired with Bud Spencer and the place is the Italian gangland, not the Western. Our heroes are trying to become good gangsters, but they just cannot be as ruthless as the job requires. The move to gangland territory works extremely well, especially as some of the Trinity-style humour appears much more natural here, closer to home, in the setting it originated from. Gemma is also a more than adequate substitute for Terence Hill.

Don't miss the martial arts sequence!


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