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Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure (1981)
"Chi trova un amico trova un tesoro" (original title)

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On a small pacific island, Alan and Charlie try to find a war treasure left behind by the Japanese army in World War II.

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Alan
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Charlie
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Kamasuka (as John Fujoka)
Louise Bennett ...
Mama (as Luise Bennett)
Salvatore Borghese ...
Anulu (as Sal Borgese)
Kainowa Lauritzen ...
Ulla
Mirna Seya ...
Dimhea
Terry Moni Mapuana ...
Alua
Linda Prast
Kathy Lun
Herb Goldstein ...
Uncle Brady (as Herbie Goldstein)
Arnie Ross ...
Warner
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Marine Captain
Baba Subraniam ...
Medicine Man
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Storyline

Alan gets a map to some war treasure which the Japanese army left behind on a small Pacific island at the end of World War II. But some gangsters try to steal the map from him and so he hides on Charlie's boat which just leaves the harbor. He manipulates the ship's compass so that Charlie is not aware that he is sailing to the treasure island. But when they step on the island, they discover that it is not as abandoned as they believed: there are some natives - and a Japanese soldier still defending the treasure. Written by Michael Zink

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December 1981 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Quien encuentra un amigo, encuentra un tesoro  »

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Trivia

The name of the island was "Pongo Pongo". It was also know as "Chow Key". Both were fictional names. One of the track's on the film's soundtrack is called "Corbucci's Island", the name of the movie's director being Sergio Corbucci. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the natives lead Bud and Terence to the jap tank, they both wear parts of US uniforms they took from the abandoned WWII US military depot. Hill's shirt has US Air Force written on it, which is incorrect, as the USAF didn't exist before 1947, two years after the end of WWII. See more »

Quotes

Kamasuka: [sees Anulu getting squashed] Hurry, squashed banana!
Alan: [finds Anulu under the basket] Sorry about that, Anulu. Can I straighten him out?
Kamasuka: Yes, certainly.
Alan: [slaps Anulu, bringing him around]
Anulu: Mmm, yes, thank you, good!
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Movin' Cruisin'
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Written by Carmelo La Bionda and Michelangelo La Bionda
Performed by Carmelo La Bionda and Michelangelo La Bionda (as The Oceans)
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Funny, hysterically funny movie
2 April 2005 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

I did not think too highly about the 1970-80s European comedies shot in English (in a desperate attempt to attain a wider release). Lots of such films have been made and practically none of them appeared to be of any interest or significance. And my expectations were not high when I was about to sit down watch this one but I was wrong! Yes, and I am not ashamed of avowing it. Who Finds A Friend Finds A Treasure is a great comedy, a hysterically funny "treasure hunting" story. In short, two fellows go on a daring quest to discover a buried treasure hidden on a tiny island in the South Pacific by Japanese soldiers during WWII. On their way to the treasure they face (besides their personal disaccords) sharks, pirates, aborigines and last but not least a crazed Japanese still living in the debris of the Japanese military base in firm believe that the war still goes on. And be prepared for a great surprise at the end…. The dialogue is witty, the actors do very good work. These are namely brilliant comedians Terence Hill and Bad Spencer. Even their appearance can make you smile: naive, tall, slim, agile Hill ideally compensates level-headed, fat, moving with a slow motion Spencer. They make plenty of fighting all the way and all these fighting scenes shot in a cartoon style will make you roll on the floor laughing. Yes, very funny, family friendly film with no brief language, sexual references or crude humor. Recommended.


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