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Un genio, due compari, un pollo (1975)

Three rogues set out to rob $300,000 from an Indian-hating cavalry major.

Director:

Damiano Damiani

Writers:

Ernesto Gastaldi (story), Fulvio Morsella (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Hill ... Joe Thanks
Miou-Miou ... Lucy (as Miou Miou)
Robert Charlebois ... Steam Engine Bill
Patrick McGoohan ... Major Cabot
Raimund Harmstorf Raimund Harmstorf ... Sergeant Milton
Piero Vida Piero Vida ... Jacky Roll
Rik Battaglia ... Captain (as Rick Battaglia)
Mario Valgoi Mario Valgoi ... Thomas Trader
Mario Brega ... Officer at Fort
Jean Martin ... Colonel Pembroke
Klaus Kinski ... Doc Foster
Miriam Mahler Miriam Mahler ... Pembroke's Daughter
Clara Colosimo Clara Colosimo ... La ruffiana
Carla Cassola Carla Cassola ... Prostitute
Fernando Cerulli ... Her husband (as Ferdinando Cerulli)
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Storyline

Expert conman Joe Thanks teams up with half-breed Bill and naive Lucy to steal $300,000 from the Indian-hating Major Cabot. Their elaborate plan is full of disguises, double-crosses, and chases, but Joe always seems to know what he's doing. Written by lonamer

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Taglines:

In the saddle... In the sack... In the sand See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 December 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ITL 3,500,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the last western Sergio Leone worked on. See more »

Goofs

When Major Cabot brings Bill and Lucy to the cell, they go through a room with flags which are supposed to be the state flags of the United States. If you watch closely you can see the flags of the European Union and of East Germany. See more »

Quotes

Doc Foster: [to Joe] In a few moments you'll be the deadest man that ever lived!
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Alternate Versions

Most DVD versions (including Paramount's German release) are missing the last shot of the opening scene directly before the credits as well as the final shot of Monument Valley. The credits roll over the shot of Monument Valley in the uncut version whereas the cut version shows the credits over a black screen. The Paramount DVD does however include a reference to a threesome that most other versions are missing. See more »


Soundtracks

Glory, Glory, Glory
Composed by Ennio Morricone
Sung by Catherine Howe
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User Reviews

 
Silly "spaghetti western" .......
22 February 2013 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Despite the presence of Patrick McGoohan, and an interesting Ennio Morricone soundtrack, "A Genius, Two Partners, and a Dupe", comes across as more silly than entertaining. You get the usual Terence Hill antics, along with a story that is choppy and confusing. The film is presented as a series of incidents that do very little to advance the somewhat obscure tale they are trying to tell. The whole thing just meanders along for almost two hours, in other words going nowhere. This is not one of the better "spaghetti westerns" and except for the presence of the always fascinating McGoohan, and an all too brief appearance by Klaus Kinski, the movie would be completely forgettable. - MERK


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