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A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot (1975)

Un genio, due compari, un pollo (original title)
Three rogues set out to rob $300,000 from an Indian-hating cavalry major.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lucy (as Miou Miou)
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Bill Locomotiva / Steamengine Bill
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Raimund Harmstorf ...
Sergeant Milton
Piero Vida ...
Jacky Roll
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Captain (as Rick Battaglia)
Mario Valgoi ...
Thomas Trader
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Officer at Fort
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Colonel Pembroke
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Miriam Mahler ...
Pembroke's Daughter
Clara Colosimo ...
La ruffiana
Carla Cassola ...
Prostitute
Fernando Cerulli ...
Her husband (as Ferdinando Cerulli)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot  »

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Budget:

ITL 3,500,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Parts of the original camera negative were stolen, so the filmmakers had to assemble many scenes from alternate takes. As of this writing the original negative has not been found. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Doc Foster: [to Joe] In a few moments you'll be the deadest man that ever lived!
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Connections

Referenced in è solo questione di punti di vista (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Glory, Glory, Glory
Composed by Ennio Morricone
Sung by Catherine Howe
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Spoofy
22 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Terence Hill film is quite strange!Supposed to be a sequel to My Name Is Nobody,it's a spoof on the old west!Not very family friendly,it has it's good parts!Terence Hill really makes the movie.It would have been better if his partner Bud Spencer starred with him.The first scene is directed by the great Sergio Leone.What's wrong with it is not the plot(a great plot),but the supporting cast,and how it doesn't make much of an impact,like My Name Is Nobody did so well.Great music from Ennio Morricone,though not very western sounding.In the end,Sergio Leone,was not impressed and took his name off the film and never did another western!


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