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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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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
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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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 amount of treasure money there was on the island amounted to $3,470,923. 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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Referenced in Chispita y sus gorilas (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

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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a nostalgic movie
20 May 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

WHO FINDS A FRIEND FINDS A TREASURE is my favourite Bud Spencer- Terence Hill flick. Recently I got hold of the DVD of the same- and it took me back 20 odd years. As a young kid (around 10 years or so) I remember my parents taking me to see this movie in the theatre. It was in the early Eighties when the only English movies appearing in theatres were these dubbed Italian movies, dubbed French movies (read as Crazy Boys- aka Les Charlots) and Indo- Chinese movies- dubbed Chinese kung-fu action flicks. Original Hollywood movies took a while to reach India (at least 10 years). And Bud & Terence provided huge guffaws. The movie is all about a treasure hunt in a supposedly desert island in the pacific. Terence hill is a stowaway in Bud's boat and he manipulates the ship's navigation controls to take them to this island. Then on it's a laugh riot with the duo endearing themselves to the natives of the island. The laughs may not be of that quality we associate with modern day movies- but as nostalgic remembrance of my childhood, I treasure this movie.


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