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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

[last lines]
Cat Stevens: [to Drake, pretending that Cacopoulos is dead] The last wish of an old friend must be respected. Don't you agree?
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Connections

Follows God Forgives... I Don't! (1967) See more »

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too early, Giuseppe!
26 August 2002 | by elvinjonesSee all my reviews

giuseppe colizzi was a fine underrated director dead too early that invented the characters of Spencer-Hill. Differently from E.B.Clucher, Hill is more Eastwood-way then Trinità but the substance is the same. Colizzi was a well competent director, more american then italian, with strong sense of spectacule and correct with the particulars. In Italy is very underrated, I don't know why. "Ace high" is, probably, his best western. It's also hard to see his movies in tv. You can only see every summertime "Arrivano Joe e Margherito", but this is not his best. I hope one day critics rediscover the art of this modest, hard worker artigian of the screen.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

3 September 1969 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (Technicolor: international prints)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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