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In Africa, many years ago, Slim and Tom don't like it when a German tyrant, starts selling all of the African wildlife to Canadian Zoo's! Slim and Tom must teach this guy a lesson by ... See full summary »

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Slim
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Tom
Joe Bugner ...
Ormond
May Dlamini ...
Mama Leone
Dawn Jürgens ...
Stella (Slim's lady-love)
Malcolm Kirk ...
Ormond's bald henchman
Ben Masinga ...
Jason
Les Marcowitz ...
Trixie, the Midget
Johan Naude
Nic van Rensburg
Hugh Rouse ...
Police Captain, arresting Slim and Tom
Mike Schutte ...
Ormond's henchman (German version: Lumpi)
Kosie Smith ...
Ormond's henchman with moustache (German version: Kopf, wie 'n Hauklotz)
Joseph Szucs
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Sandy Nkomo ...
Senghor (Stella's father) (as Sandy Ngkomo)
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In Africa, many years ago, Slim and Tom don't like it when a German tyrant, starts selling all of the African wildlife to Canadian Zoo's! Slim and Tom must teach this guy a lesson by beating the hell out of him and his gang, left and right! Written by Mark MacIntyre <page13@fastmail.ca>

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I'm for the Hippopotamus  »

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The name of Tom' (Bud Spencer)' s company as painted on the side of his red, white and blue bus was "Tom's Imperial Transport". The make and model of the carrier was a Bedford J2. See more »

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After the lunch Tom opens a set of cages with lions (and a cheetah) in them. He opens them from right to left. But the 2 cages we see him opening in close-up, still have closed cages with lions in them to their right. See more »

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Average Hill & Spencer comedy - with lions!
20 June 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

For the most part I'm for the Hippopotamus is a standard Hill & Spencer offering, consisting of mild comedy mixed with some fist fights. Like usual the plot isn't much to talk about, and mainly exists as to supply some bad guys for them to brawl with. In this case Jack Ormond and his gang of poachers, who are catching African wildlife which they want to sell to a Canadian zoo! Tom and Slim have to team up to prevent this whichever way they can, misbehaving themselves at lunch, putting up a casino scam and off course talking with their fists...

So far nothing we haven't seen from them before, and the quality too is as usual. Although dated, it has the just OK production values we're used to in a Hill & Spencer movie. Nevertheless it's among my favorites of their work, and that has to be because of the nice scenery together with all the wild animals. We get to see quite a few lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, ostriches and wildebeests. Not only nice to look at but they do interact with them in a respectful if not loving way which is quite an accomplishment while sending out a powerful message.

Well worth a watch for that alone.


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