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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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The smile that kills... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Cacopoulos: You know, Tiny, in your condition I could lay you out flat.
Hutch Bessy: Why don't you try?
Cacopoulos: Shh!
[the babies in their baskets start crying. Cacopoulos begins to go around the room, rocking their baskets and calming them down]
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Connections

Edited into Spaghetti Western Trailer Show (2007) See more »

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Eli is the ACE...
26 June 1999 | by MancoSee all my reviews

Character actor Eli Wallach is the real treat here as he carries his Tuco role from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" over to "Ace High." This is a pre-Trinity pairing of Spencer, Hill and most of the fun and hilarity is carried on the able shoulders of Eli Wallach, who is more than up for the assignment. Wallach steals every scene he's in and this only means total enjoyment for the viewer. A must see for all western fans!


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

3 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (Technicolor: international prints)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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