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El kárate, el Colt y el impostor (1974)

 -  Western  -  April 1976 (USA)
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A martial artist joins a hard-hitting gunfighter in the search for treasure while bandits step into their way.

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(as Anthony M. Dawson)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Dakota
Lieh Lo ...
Ho Chiang (as Lo Lieh)
Patty Shepard ...
Russian mistress & Her twin-sister
Femi Benussi ...
Italian mistress
Karen Yeh ...
Chinese mistress
Julián Ugarte ...
Yancey Hobbitt
Erika Blanc ...
American mistress
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Pai-chen Yang
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During a hold-up in the Wild West, Dakota kills a rich old Chinese man, Wang. Later, he is captured, sentenced, and is about to be hanged - but he never profited from Wang's death- only finding the photographs of his four widows and a fortune cookie. Meanwhile, Lo comes to America in search of his uncle's fortune after his family is held hostage. He frees Dakota from the Hangman, since he's the only one who can help find Wang's fortune. Now, the difficult part will really start... the Treasure hunt. First they need to locate the four clues, a tattoo on each of Wang's widow's butts, then uncover the fortune while being hunted by a religious fanatic/ ex-confederate soldier who is on to their game. Written by Artemis-9

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The fastest gun in the West joins with the most brutal hands in the East!

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Western

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PG | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

April 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blood Money  »

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Gross:

ESP 31,270,834 (Spain) (3 March 2000)
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2.35 : 1
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Rye Whiskey
Sung by Lee Van Cleef
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Spaghetti, kung fu, and four easy pieces
4 September 2007 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

As others have said this is a fun little film made late in the Spaghetti Western era and combining the traditional Ravioli oater with the then popular kung fu movie. Spaghetti Western legend Lee Von Cleef plays a gunfighter and bandit who teams up with a martial arts master to recover some gold hidden by the latter's uncle before a Chinese triad or other bandits can get it. To do this they need to put together a map the uncle left which is tattooed on the backsides of his four beautiful wives(thus the Italian title which translates to something like "Where the Sun Doesn't Shine"). This is the funniest part of the movie because all four of the women are sexually frustrated and bitterly disappointed that the heroes are only interested in their "map" (none of which, of course, is very believable). Paul Bartel would later use this exact same hilarious concept in his comedy "Lust in the Dust", but his actresses, played Lanie Kazan and Divine, were of course a little less attractive.

Lee Von Cleef is pretty good here as is the unknown Chinese actor who plays his partner (thankfully, he's not someone like David Carradine but an actual Asian actor). The four women include Erica Blanc, Patty Shepherd, and Femi Benussi. Blanc was kind of wasted as usual (as an actress anyway), but the enigmatic Patty Shepherd, an American who made her entire career in Spain and Italy, always made the most of these small, cameo roles (her most memorable appearance was as the villainess in Paul Naschy's "Werewolf Shadow" where she barely logged more screen time than she does here). Femi Benussi strangely enough is the only one of the quartet who keeps her clothes on, even though taking them off was pretty much her main talent. The fourth wife was played by an attractive but unknown (by me, anyway) Chinese actress. If nothing else though all these actresses can say that in this movie they literally were just a piece of ass.

Really though this movie is pretty tame and innocent both with respect to sex (of which there really isn't any) and violence (especially compared to say Fulci's "Four of the Apocalypse" made a year later). I'd let my kids watch it (if I had any). Definitely recommended, especially to fans of Spaghetti Westerns, kung fu movies, and 70's Eurostarlets.


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