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Crime Busters (1977)

I due superpiedi quasi piatti (original title)
An attempted robbery turns to be an unexpected recruitment when two unemployed men mistakenly break into a police office instead of a store.

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(as E.B. Clucher)

Writers:

(screenplay) (as E.B. Clutcher), (story) (as E.B. Clutcher)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Matt Kirby
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Wilbur Walsh
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Capt. McBride
Luciano Catenacci ...
Fred 'Curly' Cline
Ezio Marano ...
Bloodsucker
Luciano Rossi ...
Geronimo
Luigi Casellato ...
Drugstore owner
Edy Biagetti ...
Lieutenant Governor
Jill Flanter ...
Countess Galina Kochilova
April Clough ...
Angie Crawford
Riccardo Pizzuti ...
Fred's henchman
Giancarlo Bastianoni
Claudio Ruffini
Roberto Messina
Rocco Lerro
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Storyline

Through an improbable series of events and an impossibly bungled supermarket hold-up, down on their luck con men Matt and Wilbur find themselves working with the Miami police force. As they patrol the streets of the city, their main job becomes trying to break the hold of the city's street gangs, including one group of teens in old movie-gangster style clothes, led by a kid named Geronimo who dresses in full Indian warrior regalia. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Hill and Spencer! They're a pair of car-crashing, womanizing, rough-housing loudmouths... and they're the good guys!


Certificate:

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Release Date:

June 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crime Busters  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was shot in 1976 but was not released in the USA until around 1979/1980. The picture was cut by around seventeen minutes for its American release stateside. See more »

Goofs

When Matt Kirby is hitting bad guys with two bowling pins, the pins bend as they hit, showing that they are rubber. See more »

Quotes

Matt Kirby: You know buddy, we've got a lot in common... I'm Matt Kirby.
Wilbur Walsh: And I'm not.
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Connections

Spoofed in The Night Before Christmas (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme From Crime Busters
(uncredited)
Composed by Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis
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Punch them and wish good luck
11 January 2006 | by (Seinäjoki, Finland) – See all my reviews

The absolutely best thing in this film is that it does not ask you much to enjoy it. Only excuse you have to make is that it contains unrealistic fist fighting and the film is therefore pretty violent though nobody gets hurt. It's like grown up men pretending to be again ten year old boys.

The film does not contain dull moments: Bud Spencer never smiles nor frowns even if the baddies punch him and Terence Hill has always that trademark boyish grim on his face. Quite unrealistic is that the heroes "accidentally" join police force and beat the bad guys with ridiculous tricks, but you can't consider anything too critically as you'd only lose the true essence of this hilarious comedy. If you have never before watched Spencer & Hill films this is a good one to start with.


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