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The Night Before Christmas (1994)

Botte di Natale (original title)
Two brothers who hate themselves are going to spend Christmas with their mother. She tries to get them together.

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Jessica
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Mary Lou
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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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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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Sequel in which Hill and Spencer team up again as the valiant and roguish brothers
9 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

The film deals about the famous brothers , Trinity and Bambino , both of whom are two likable bounty-hunters - Terence Hill and Bud Spencer - who hate each other . Their mother attempts to reunite them for the celebration of Christmas .

The film is based on a notorious poem , ¨ night before the Christmas ¨ , whose title was exhibited in many countries and is developed on an heart warming story . As always , they will confront enemies by means of continuous struggles without blood , neither gore , nor brutal murders . The fights are with no violence and predominates comedy and parody , the choreographic quarrels are lights and clean . The humor is continuous , laughters are based on physical differences and diverse personalities of the protagonists . Terence Hill plays as a sympathetic and rogue gunslinger with beautiful eyes and fast weapon . Bud Spencer as a corpulent, bouncing and grumpy man but with good heart , helping children and poor people and of course his weakness eating beans . Their silly characters have a certain resemblance to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy . Storyline is a little bit ridiculous but has its enjoyable moments here and there . The picture was realized twenty some years later of ¨ Trinity ¨ and ¨ Trinity is still my name ¨ by E. B. Clucher that obtained much success , however this recent version was a flop because of Trinity and Bambino time had passed . Supposed to be the third part but due copyright problems it couldn't be and is converted in an unofficial sequel. The film provided a nostalgic and familiar reunion of the agreeable pair and is only for their hardcore fans . Atmospheric and lively musical score by the Italian musician Pino Donaggio. The motion picture is regularly directed by Terence Hill who also directed and interpreted ¨ Lucky Luke ¨ in similar approaching to this one.


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