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Tough Guys (1974)

PG | | Action, Crime | 29 May 1974 (France)
An ex-convict priest and a framed former policeman hunt a machine-gun killer behind a bank robbery.

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An ex-convict priest and a framed former policeman hunt a machine-gun killer behind a bank robbery.

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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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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 A Place in Time (1977) 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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