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Even Angels Eat Beans (1973)

Anche gli angeli mangiano fagioli (original title)
PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1974 (USA)
Two nice guys, a wrestler (Bud Spencer) and an Ice-cream vendor (Giuliano Gemma) are mistaken for dangerous killers by an important local gangster, whose nickname is "Sorriso". With the ... See full summary »

Director:

Enzo Barboni (as E.B. Clucher)

Writers:

Enzo Barboni (story) (as E.B. Clucher), Enzo Barboni (screenplay) (as E.B. Clucher) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giuliano Gemma ... Sonny
Bud Spencer ... Charlie Smith
Robert Middleton ... Angelo
Bill Vanders Bill Vanders ... Inspector Mackintosh
Riccardo Pizzuti ... Cobra
Lara Sender Lara Sender ... Gerace's Daughter
Steffen Zacharias Steffen Zacharias ... Gerace
Francy Fair Francy Fair ... Salvation Army Speaker
Claudio Ruffini Claudio Ruffini ... Wrestling Referee Jim Baxter
George Rigaud ... Senator O'Riordan
Patrick Morin Patrick Morin ... (as Patrik Morin)
Víctor Israel ... Giuda (as Israel Victor)
Gérard Landry Gérard Landry ... Spectator at the Catch contest
Fortunato Arena Fortunato Arena ... Policeman
Marcello Verziera Marcello Verziera ... Angelo's Thug
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Storyline

Two nice guys, a wrestler (Bud Spencer) and an Ice-cream vendor (Giuliano Gemma) are mistaken for dangerous killers by an important local gangster, whose nickname is "Sorriso". With the help of many funny coincidences they play along with Sorriso "working" for him, just to survive, but, when they receive the order to butcher the components of a very indigent family they are unmasked and... Written by Giuseppe Cautero <Cautero@Elettra.Trieste.It>

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Taglines:

Al Capone... Get lost! Dillinger... Phooey on you! Here come the funniest crooks since crime began!

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy | France | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Even Angels Eat Beans See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

Although the film takes place in the 1920s, a billboard with an 1938 MGM film with Luise Ranier appears. See more »

Connections

References The Toy Wife (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Angels and Beans
Sung by Kathy and Gulliver
Lyrics by Susan Duncan Smith (as S. Duncan Smith) and Bud Spencer (as C. Pedersoli)
Music by Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis
RCA Records
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Fun movie with Bud Spencer about the mob
13 March 2004 | by AriSquadSee all my reviews

Enzo Barboni (AKA E.B.Clucher) Comedy about the confusion of two gents & the mob. Bud Spencer who usually paires up with Terence Hill in this sort of thing is paired up with Giuliano Gemma, who did a really great job. A fun movie with some really funny parts. If you are a usual Hill/Spencer fan, give this a shot. Giuliano Gemma might suprise you a bit, although I am a huge Terence Hill fan, I thought Gemma did very well. The humor is classic & maybe a bit uneasy (The bomber baby poop scene was a bit much) if you watch it while eating. Some great familiar faces from other Hill/Spencer films are in this. Including the late great Steffen Zacharias, who played Johnathan in They Call Me Trinity, as well as a ton of other roles. Great soundtrack in the tradition of Oliver Onions. If you can find a copy it is worth a watch.


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