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The Night Before Christmas (1994)
"Botte di Natale" (original title)

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Two brothers who hate themselves are going to spend Christmas with their mother. She tries to get them together.

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Travis
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Moses
Boots Southerland ...
Sam Stone
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Maw
Neil Summers ...
Dodge
Michael Huddleston ...
Blacksmith
Anne Kasprik ...
Bridget
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Melle (as Eva Hassmann)
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Fritz Sperberg ...
Deputy Joe
Radha Delamarter ...
Janie
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Moses Junior
Paloma von Broadley ...
Jessica
Samantha Waidler ...
Mary Lou
Kevin Barker ...
Twin
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Two brothers who hate themselves are going to spend Christmas with their mother. She tries to get them together. Written by Jan Lipsansky <jan.lipsansky@czech-tv.cz>

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How the West was almost lost

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Comedy | Family | Western

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Rated PG for comic western violence and language | See all certifications »
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22 December 1994 (Italy)  »

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The Fight Before Christmas  »

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Bud Spencer and Terence Hill's last film in which they starred together. See more »

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Followed by Trinità & Bambino... e adesso tocca a noi! (1995) See more »

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Affectionate reunion for Bud and Terence; only for their fans.
19 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

It's a pretty weird experience, watching this movie. An affectionate, warm-hearted reunion for Bud Spencer and Terence Hill, it is also a bittersweet farewell to an old era of movies. It will probably appeal only to fans of the duo, as they once again go through their familiar motions (Spencer's mutterings, Hill's smiles, bean-eating, fist-fighting, helping the poor, etc.), only this time there are some serious dramatic moments as well. On the other hand, considering their age, you can't help but wonder if perhaps this film should never have been made, if they should have retired more gracefully a few years earlier. But if you insist on seeing it, try to avoid the DVD version, as the image has been blown up way out of proportion to fill the entire screen - perhaps in keeping with the tradition of the awful full-screen versions of the "Trinity" films (to which this film is without a doubt an unofficial sequel - I wonder why they couldn't make it "official"). (**)


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