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Crime Busters (1977)

I due superpiedi quasi piatti (original title)
An attempted robbery turns to be an unexpected recruitment when two unemployed men mistakenly break into a police office instead of a store.

Director:

Enzo Barboni (as E.B. Clucher)

Writers:

Enzo Barboni (screenplay) (as E.B. Clutcher), Enzo Barboni (story) (as E.B. Clutcher)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Hill ... Matt Kirby
Bud Spencer ... Wilbur Walsh
David Huddleston ... Capt. McBride
Luciano Catenacci Luciano Catenacci ... Fred 'Curly' Cline
Ezio Marano Ezio Marano ... Bloodsucker
Luciano Rossi ... Geronimo
Luigi Casellato Luigi Casellato ... Drugstore owner
Edy Biagetti Edy Biagetti ... Lieutenant Governor
Jill Flanter Jill Flanter ... Countess Galina Kochilova
April Clough April Clough ... Angie Crawford
Riccardo Pizzuti Riccardo Pizzuti ... Fred's henchman
Giancarlo Bastianoni Giancarlo Bastianoni
Claudio Ruffini Claudio Ruffini ... Thug
Roberto Messina Roberto Messina
Rocco Lerro Rocco Lerro
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Storyline

Through an improbable series of events and an impossibly bungled supermarket hold-up, down on their luck con men Matt and Wilbur find themselves working with the Miami police force. As they patrol the streets of the city, their main job becomes trying to break the hold of the city's street gangs, including one group of teens in old movie-gangster style clothes, led by a kid named Geronimo who dresses in full Indian warrior regalia. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hill and Spencer! They're a pair of car-crashing, womanizing, rough-housing loudmouths... and they're the good guys!


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

June 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime Busters See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Eleventh movie collaboration of Italian comedy duo Terence Hilland Bud Spencer. See more »

Goofs

When Matt Kirby is hitting bad guys with two bowling pins, the pins bend as they hit, showing that they are rubber. See more »

Quotes

Matt Kirby: You know buddy, we've got a lot in common... I'm Matt Kirby.
Wilbur Walsh: And I'm not.
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Alternate Versions

UK version is cut by 2 sec. to secure a PG rating. Removed was the sight of dangerous imitable technique (double ear clap). An uncut 15 rating was available to the distributor. See more »

Connections

Referenced in La balance (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme From Crime Busters
(uncredited)
Composed by Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis
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Bud & Terence: the rescuers of European B-movies.
5 June 2007 | by SqueeleSee all my reviews

The dynamic duo strikes again, in one of their funniest adventures! Matt Kirby (Terence Hill) and Wilbur Walsh (Bud Spencer) are two small-time crooks whose path will cross, and lead them into an unsuspecting Police Academy. Now, armed and driving recklessly Miami's Police vehicles, they'll thwart a gang's plan led by gruesome harbor workers, their evil boss, two stunning and manipulative blondes and their intellectually challenged butler...

Bar fights, bowling fights, open-air fights, all the staples from the great silly Italian comedies are here, with all the heart you can expect from our heroes Spencer & Hill. Not to mention the theme music, which became an instant classic, as well as the whole movie. A must-see in that genre.


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