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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. Clucher), Enzo Barboni (story) (as E.B. Clucher)
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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 ... 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:

Those Wild Men Are Together Again. This Time They're The "FUZZ" And No One Is Safe!!! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,642
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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

One of a number of Terence Hill / Bud Spencer movies set in Miami, Florida. The films include Go For It (Go for It (1983)), Crime Busters (Crime Busters (1977)), Super Fuzz aka Super Snooper (Super Fuzz (1980)) and Miami Supercops (1985). See more »

Goofs

Rotor blades of the helicopter flying the cameraman are clearly visible in some of the opening shots. 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

Featured in Bud's Best - Die Welt des Bud Spencer (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme From Crime Busters
(uncredited)
Composed by Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis
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User Reviews

 
Hill and Spencer again , now as policemen in the sunny Florida
26 December 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is an enjoyable entertaining juvenile for Terence Hill and Bud Spencer buffs , as they are delightful . Our friends (Hill and Spencer) , now sea-workers but without employment decide to carry a hold up , but they finish attempting to heist a precinct . It goes wrong and then they enlist as policemen under orders to a stiff police chief (David Huddleston). Meanwhile , they will confront a gangster and help a gorgeous Oriental girl (Laura Gemser).

This fun picture packs action , fist-play , slapdash , humor with tongue-and-cheek and is quite amusing . This entertaining , engaging movie is crammed with chases , fist-fights , punches , kicks, slapstick , overwhelming stunt-work and lots of humor . The film isn't always good , sometimes is fresh and diverting and on a couple of memorable occasions , it's frankly delicious . The formula of Spaghetti western with humor as ¨they call me Trinity¨ and ¨Trinity is is still my name¨ ,one time run out is transfered other sub-genres as far adventures , action or police-action . Thus , the comedy and laughters are varied and the chuckles are based on diverse personalities and physical differences of the starring . Terence Hill is likable , hilarious and agreeable ; Bud Spencer is his bouncing , muscular pal and although he's always angry he has nice feeling . The comedy is narrated through numerous struggles developed in a Bar (where Hill simulates to be a cripple and Spencer a deaf-mute) , at a Stadium and a Bowl . Fights are light by means of punch and bound and leaps , neither blood , no gore . The plot is plain and simple although sometimes is absurd and ridiculous but has its moments here and there . Plus , there appears the attractive Laura Gemser (Black Enmmanuel) .

This movie along with ¨Miami Supercops¨ and ¨Superfuzz¨ belongs to the trilogy which both of them made in Miami as policemen and directed by brothers Sergio and Bruno Corbucci ; besides the score music was composed by Guido and Mauricio de Angelis and the Bionda . The motion picture was regularly directed by Enzo Barboni or E.B.Clucher , the same of Trinity series . Clucher was a notorious cameraman including classic Spaghetti Western (Django , Goobye Texas , Hellbenders), but with the hit of ¨Trinity is my name¨ left it and turned to film-making, and directed the following ¨Trinity is still my name¨ and the third outing ¨Trinity and Bambino, the legend lives on¨; plus , other Hill and Spencer vehicles . Rating : average but entertaining.


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