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I'm for the Hippopotamus (1979)

Io sto con gli ippopotami (original title)
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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Complete credited cast:
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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, the doctor
Les Marcowitz ...
Trixie, the Midget
Johan Naude ...
Ormond's chief henchman, the Russian
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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1 December 1979 (Spain)  »

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Animals seen in this Africa-set movie included lions, elephants, cheetahs, monkeys, chimpanzees, butterflies, antelopes, rhinoceroses, antelopes, giraffe, zebras, ostriches, deer, a gorilla and a hippopotamuses. 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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Referenced in Chispita y sus gorilas (1982) See more »

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Sung by Bud Spencer
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A very fun movie! Hill/Spencer fans will be very pleased
16 March 2004 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

GRAU GRAU GRAU!! Love this movie! Only in a Spencer/Hill movie can you see a man eat a lobster whole, comic fight scenes, & a bulldozer jailbreak. This has to be one of the best non-western films the pair has done. They are out to save wildlife from the greed of poachers, The former heavy-weight champ bad guy is terrific. Spencer does a bunch of his fist hammers on the top of the bad guys heads (NEVER gets old to see that!)Hill avoids punches, moves out of the way so they end up punching a fellow bad guy (Also.. NEVER gets old!). Lots of fun in this film, Great comdey that was often duplicated by other filmakers but never done as good as these guys can do it. Track down a copy of this and sit back & enjoy it.


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