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Amigo, Stay Away (1972)

Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Western | 1978 (USA)
When, after serving a three-year sentence, Ben Bellow is released from prison, Charlie Logan is waiting for him. Not to hug him. Not to welcome him. Just to let him know, a bit bluntly for ... See full summary »

Director:

Michele Lupo

Writers:

Sergio Donati, George Eastman (as Luigi Montefiori)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Giuliano Gemma ... Ben Bellew
George Eastman ... Charlie Logan
Vittorio Congia Vittorio Congia ... Alan Smith
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Hawkins, Pinkerton detective (as Giacomo Rossi-Stuart)
Luciano Catenacci Luciano Catenacci ... Kurt (as Luciano Lorcas)
Marisa Mell ... Sarah
Remo Capitani Remo Capitani ... Charro
Nello Pazzafini ... Butch (as Giovanni Pazzafini)
Vittorio Fanfoni Vittorio Fanfoni ... Betrayed Poker Player
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini ... Girl at Casino Table
Gioia Desideri ... Woman on Balcony
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Storyline

When, after serving a three-year sentence, Ben Bellow is released from prison, Charlie Logan is waiting for him. Not to hug him. Not to welcome him. Just to let him know, a bit bluntly for sure, that he does not want to hear from him again. His wish will not be granted as the the two sworn enemies constantly reconnect, rob a bank together and go through a million adventures while hating each other's guts... Written by Guy Bellinger

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bank | fistfight | train | saloon | robbery | See All (12) »

Taglines:

BRAWLIN'... BLASTIN'... BOOZIN'... They Made The West Go W-I-L-D!!

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigo, Stay Away 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

Finnish censorship visas: 1) delivered on 14-12-1972 (cinema) 2) T-81210 (VHS), delivered on 11-12-1990. See more »

Quotes

Ben Bellew: Count the banknotes in the bag
Charlie Logan: Yep, Ben
Ben Bellew: Yes, did you count them?
Charlie Logan: Yeah.
Ben Bellew: How many are there?
Charlie Logan: About twenty.
Ben Bellew: Twenty? You crazy? Did you look well?
Charlie Logan: Yeah, about twenty HORSEMEN. We're in for it!
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Soundtracks

Let It Rain, Let It Pour
Music by Gianni Ferrio
Lyrics by Stefan Grossman
Sung by Stefan Grossman
Produced by Cinevox Record
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very entertaining
20 October 2005 | by spider89119See all my reviews

This movie is a comedy that is balanced with enough serious action to make it a solid Euro-western.

Giuliano Gemma is excellent as usual in this film. So is George Eastman and the rest of the cast. The movie is very well-made, and the story is very good. The first half of the film is mainly a comedy about a couple of small-time bandits that have a love-hate friendship. The comedy hits the mark for the most part, thanks to the excellent acting and the overall quality of the movie. During the second half, the action really heats up, and the story becomes more interesting.

The music score is also excellent.

For those like me who enjoy seeing weird characters in westerns, there is a sheriff who for no logical reason constantly talks about people picking their noses. It's idiotically bizarre, which is a good thing in a spaghetti western. I laughed harder at that than any other part of the movie.

This Euro-western is definitely one to see.


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