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Ace High (1968)

I quattro dell'Ave Maria (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Western | 3 September 1969 (USA)
A recently-escaped bandit forms an unlikely alliance with two bounty hunters and an acrobat to get revenge against the people who framed him.

Director:

Giuseppe Colizzi

Writer:

Giuseppe Colizzi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eli Wallach ... Cacopoulos
Terence Hill ... Cat Stevens
Brock Peters ... Thomas
Kevin McCarthy ... Drake (as Kevin Mc Carthy)
Bud Spencer ... Hutch Bessy
Livio Lorenzon Livio Lorenzon ... Paco Rosa
Steffen Zacharias Steffen Zacharias ... Harold (as Stephen Zacharias)
Tiffany Hoyveld Tiffany Hoyveld ... Thomas' Wife
Armando Bandini ... Bank Cashier
Remo Capitani Remo Capitani ... Cangaceiro
Federico Boido ... Drake's blond henchman (as Rick Boyd)
Isa Foster Isa Foster ... Cacopoulos' Woman
Bruno Corazzari ... Charlie
Dante Cleri Dante Cleri ... Bankier, playing cards with Cacopoulos
Antonietta Fiorito Antonietta Fiorito ... (as Antonietta Fiorito C.S.C.)
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Storyline

After Cacopoulos (Eli Wallach) saves himself from being hanged on a false charge, he robs Cat Stevens (Terrence Hill) and Hutch Bessy (Bud Spencer) and steals their horses. This results in Stevens and Bessy becoming unwilling allies in Cacopoulus' revenge against the people who framed him. Written by positrak

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Nobody beats Caco at his own game, because even if you win...you lose! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for western violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

3 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ace High See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The second in the trilogy that began with God Forgives... I Don't! (1967) and ended with Boot Hill (1969). See more »

Goofs

When Hutch lifts the hat off of a corpse, the corpse's actor is clearly breathing. See more »

Quotes

Drake: Now, Maurice. I beg of you to make an exception in this case. After all... the color of a man's skin is sometimes nothing compared to, well, a specimen like this. A lice-infected jailbird, who walks in -where he obviously doesn't belong - and takes over as if he owns the place. Am I right... Cacopoulos? Or, whatever the hell it is you call yourself now? Am I right? Is that a man... a *real* man? Hm?
Cacopoulos: [close to tears] But... but you were once my friend!
Drake: You hear that, Maurice? You tell me if it's ...
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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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wonderful movie
24 May 2004 | by 42zaphodSee all my reviews

I was completely amazed by this fantastic movie. I am not sure why - it isn't any much funny, the plot is unnecessarily complicated, there are few unnecessarily long scenes ... but still, the characters, the atmosphere, and the great musical score almost made me cry in the last scene where our three heroes are leaving together. All the actors do great work - from Spencer/Hill duo and Wallach himself to the black boxer champion, who gets beaten by Bud Spencer for $50. Another funny scene is where Wallach talks about his Greek ancestors, and thus makes his guards sleep. Or, when he breaks the bank in the casino. The movie is definitely worth seeing, and it does not disappoint even when watched more times. Nice!


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