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Carambola (1974)

Coby, an ex-soldier and billiards champion, investigates arms trafficking across the U.S.-Mexican border, with the help of his inseparable friend the gigantic Rodovan.

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Ferdinando Baldi
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Credited cast:
Paul L. Smith ... Clem (as Paul Smith)
Antonio Cantafora ... Toby (as Michael Coby)
Horst Frank ... Clydeson
Guglielmo Spoletini Guglielmo Spoletini ... Kelly (as William Bogart)
Pino Ferrara Pino Ferrara ... Sheriff
Luciano Catenacci Luciano Catenacci ... Cpt. Howard Johnson
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Professor
Ignazio Spalla ... Mexican Leader (as Pedro Sanchez)
Melissa Chimenti Melissa Chimenti ... Pamela
Gaetano Russo Gaetano Russo ... Billard Player
Nello Pazzafini ... Clydeson Henchman
Gianlorenzo Bernini Gianlorenzo Bernini ... Howard's Helper
Mike Morris Mike Morris ... Bookmaker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini
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Coby, an ex-soldier and billiards champion, investigates arms trafficking across the U.S.-Mexican border, with the help of his inseparable friend the gigantic Rodovan.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

13 September 1974 (Italy) See more »

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Mon nom est Trinita See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Fun spoof that happily rips off the Spencer/Hill films
20 April 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

CARAMBOLA is an unashamed rip-off of the spaghetti western comedies starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. It casts two actors who look remarkably like that popular double act and has a plot that could quite easily have starred the original actors instead of these goofy imitators.

And you know what? It's fun! There's little to dislike about CARAMBOLA, an efficient comic western with plenty to enjoy. Ferdinando Baldi is one of my favourite western directors as you get the feeling he knew and understood the genre like few others and indeed this is a lively and action-packed romp. From the opening scenes with those cheesy pool "trick shots" I knew I was going to be in for a good time.

The best thing about this production is Paul Smith (POPEYE) playing the Spencer role. All of the funniest scenes belong to him, including the endless fights in which his opponents discover he's as tough as steel. The bit where his horse gets tired and he ends up carrying it is my favourite. Elsewhere, the convoluted storyline sees the duo constantly outing various factions and bad guys (and each other) as they battle with the slimy Horst Frank. The low brow humour comes thick and fast and this good-looking film ends up being impossible to dislike.


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