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Tough Guys (1974)

PG | | Action, Crime | 29 May 1974 (France)
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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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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The production was staffed by an Italian crew because of former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley denying Hollywood production staff from filming within the city. See more »

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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »

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I Really Feel This Should Have Been Good, But It Was Not
12 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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

This film is directed by Duccio Tessari, assisted by a staff of other unknown Italians. What else has he done? A whole lot of things you never saw, including a film called "Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid".

The opening theme sounds like a take on the "Shaft" theme, which is no surprise as it is sung by Isaac Hayes, who stars alongside Fred Williamson. Mysteriously, the song is about "two tough guys" (not three, as the title claims) and seems to be the inspiration for Hayes' later song about Beavis and Butt-Head.

The picture quality, at least on the Fortune 5 DVD, is incredibly blurry or fuzzy at times, especially when light saturation is involved. Aside from that, it is pretty standard for the time, and almost good considering the notoriously awful quality Italian productions have.

Seems to be set in America, but the priest has a thick accent. What is this?


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