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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

An amusingly zany Italian comedy hoot

Author: Woodyanders ( from The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left
10 February 2009

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Doltish, laid-back Toby (lanky Antonio Cantafora) and his hot-tempered, long-suffering buddy Butch (hulking Paul Smith) are a couple of bumbling crooks who get a truck driving job hauling insecticide from Italy to France. Unbenownst to the clueless duo, they're really smuggling guns. A team of equally inept mobsters try to steal the guns to no avail. Director Giuliano Carnimeo, working from a blithely silly script by Sergio Bazzini, whips up a lively, harmless and often hilarious comedic romp that goes heavy on the colorfully broad characters, wildly careening slapstick vehicular carnage, and wacky off-the-wall fisticuffs which includes the inevitable anything-goes protracted barroom brawl. The game cast have a ball with the cheerfully inane material: Smith and Cantafora display an engagingly loose and easy chemistry which keeps the picture humming throughout; they receive fine support from Giuliana Calandra as sweet redhead hooker Rosy, Tony Norton as suave French crime kingpin Frou-Frou, Eduardo Fajardo as fearsome Mafia capo Monsieur Le Renard, and Nello Pazzafini as an antagonistic French seaman. The bouncy score by Juniper, the polished cinematography by Sebastiano Celeste and Vincente Minaya, and the infectiously jaunty theme song are all likewise up to par. Good, goofy fun.

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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

It's like anti-stress green pill :).

Author: Jaromir Adamek from Czech Republic
2 August 2008

I like more:

"Non c'è due senza quattro", "Lo chiamavano Trinità" or "Altrimenti ci arrabbiamo".

This film is filled heavy with jokes too, but the story is, in comparison of the top three movies, very poor.

What i like on this film is, that it create nice positive atmosphere.

I'd like time to time watch this pair of castaways which doing absolutely bad everything :). It's good film to push you little up and take the stress away. No one may be bigger looser without any money then this two guys. They will never make some big money (and if they will, ... :) ).

This old film isn't top in this times, but it's like anti-stress green pill :). Take it :) (and don't forget to watch the three films, about which i wrote at the beginning!).

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