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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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Complete credited cast:
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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 ...
Linda, the barmaid
Kathy Lun
Herb Goldstein ...
Brady (as Herbie Goldstein)
Arnie Ross ...
Warner
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Major
Baba Subraniam ...
Healer
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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 picture had three English language titles. They are: "A Friend Is a Treasure", "Keep your hands off the island" and "Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure". 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

Charlie O'Brien: [to Pakita the parrot] Yeah, up yours too
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Movin' Cruisin'
(uncredited)
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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Who find a friend... finds a punch!!
14 December 2000 | by (Barcelona, Spain) – See all my reviews

This is perhaps the Terence Hill/Bud Spencer movie that I´ve enjoyed the most. A solid plot, a superb reggae-style main title track and the two Italian friends in their very best shape ten years after their first world-wide success "My name is Trinity", make this movie most amusing and even unforgettable. Funny dialogues, funny gags, and of course, the essential punches and slaps. A movie to watch and to keep forever.


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