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A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot (1975)
"Un genio, due compari, un pollo" (original title)

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Three rogues set out to rob $300,000 from an Indian-hating cavalry major.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe Thanks / Nobody
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Lucy (as Miou Miou)
Robert Charlebois ...
Bill Locomotiva / Steamengine Bill
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Raimund Harmstorf ...
Sergeant Milton
Piero Vida ...
Jacky Roll
Rik Battaglia ...
Captain
Mario Valgoi ...
Thomas Trader
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Coach driver
Friedrich von Ledebur ...
Don Felipe, the priest (as Frederick von Ledebur)
Jean Martin ...
Colonel Pembroke
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Clara Colosimo ...
La ruffiana
Fernando Cerulli ...
Her husband (as Ferdinando Cerulli)
Benito Stefanelli ...
Mortimer
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Storyline

Expert conman Joe Thanks teams up with half-breed Bill and naive Lucy to steal $300,000 from the Indian-hating Major Cabot. Their elaborate plan is full of disguises, double-crosses, and chases, but Joe always seems to know what he's doing. Written by lonamer

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Comedy | Western

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Release Date:

19 December 1975 (Italy)  »

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A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot  »

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Budget:

ITL 3,500,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 720,215 (Sweden)
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German Import DVD has a Super-8mm Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc. See more »

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When Major Cabot brings Bill and Lucy to the cell, they go through a room with flags which are supposed to be the state flags of the United States. If you watch closely you can see the flags of the European Union and of East Germany. See more »

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Kind of a letdown
18 February 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

While many people claim that "A Genius, Two Partners, and a Dupe" is a sequel to "My Name Is Nobody", it really isn't - Terence Hill's character here has a different name, and it's taking place before the events of MNIN. Sequel or not, what we have here is a very disappointing spaghetti western, one of the last that was made. For the longest time, there simply isn't any plot to be found. And when the plot DOES start, it unfolds in a very confusing manner. Klaus Kinski fans will be let down by the fact that he only appears for a few minutes. (He only seems to be in the film enough so that the movie could get German funding - the movie is an Italian, French, and German co-production.) Terence Hill is charming as ever, there is a great score by Ennio Morricone, and the scenery is fantastic, so the movie isn't a complete loss. Still, I would only recommend this to spaghetti western enthusiasts - and even they might find this tough to sit through.


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