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Tough Guys (1974)

 -  Action | Crime  -  29 May 1974 (France)
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Isaac Hayes plays as Lee in his feature film debut, as Father Charlie and himself solve a bank robbery mystery that stretches across the city... See full synopsis »

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Vittorio Sanipoli ...
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Guido Leontini ...
Romano Puppo ...
Luciano Salce ...
Thurman Scott ...
Joel Cory ...
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Isaac Hayes plays as Lee in his feature film debut, as Father Charlie and himself solve a bank robbery mystery that stretches across the city... See full synopsis »

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The Black Moses, The Hammer, and The Preacher Man. They've got their own kind of mean game.

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Action | Crime

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29 May 1974 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Three Tough Guys  »

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Isaac Hayes' instrumental 'Hung Up on My Baby' is heard in the film twice - once in Lee's apartment, and during the final showdown with Snake. This instrumental piece has been sampled by the Houston, TX rap group The Geto Boys for their hit single 'Mind Playing Trick on Me' in 1991. See more »

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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

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Joe Bell
Written by Isaac Hayes
Performed by Isaac Hayes and The Memphis Symphony Orchestra
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going out of my way
18 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is to my knowledge Lino Ventura's only American production (though directed by an Italian director):it's amazing for an European to see him play opposite Isaac Hayes ,but the pair works quite well.

Ventura portrays a priest ,an updated version of Leo MCCarey's Father O' Maley ("going my way" ) in the seventies ,who does not content himself with celebrating the mass (the way he finishes his second service is very funny) but keeps a close watch on his flock and plays the occasional detective .His colorful character contrasts with his co-star's restrained performance who also wrote the music as he often did at the time.There's also a supporting part of a finally modern bishop.

Good actors ,but a very derivative screenplay however.


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