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Uppercut (1978)

Lo chiamavano Bulldozer (original title)
After his fishing boat is "periscoped", ex US footballer Bulldozer docks in an Italian port, where local criminals and American soldiers fight each other. Locals discover Bulldozer's talents and challenge the Yanks to a football game.

Director:

Michele Lupo

Writers:

Rainer Brandt, Marcello Fondato (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Spencer ... Bulldozer
Raimund Harmstorf ... Sergeant Kempfer
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Gerry
Nando Paone ... Odd boy
Enzo Santaniello Enzo Santaniello ... Red-haired boy
Marco Stefanelli Marco Stefanelli ... Tony
Giovanni Vettorazzo Giovanni Vettorazzo ... Spitz
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Colonel Martin (as René Kolldehoff)
Joe Bugner ... Orso
Luigi Bonos ... Bulldozers pal, trying to build him a new motor drive (as Gigi Bonos)
Renato Chiantoni Renato Chiantoni ... Ozgur
Piero Del Papa Piero Del Papa ... Haircutter
Totò Mignone Totò Mignone ... Father of Tony (as Toto Mignone)
Mike Morris Mike Morris
Gigi Reder Gigi Reder ... Curatolo
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Storyline

The "Bulldozer", a former football star, is now working as a fisherman. As a group of street-people arranges a football match against the local Armybase, he is asked to be their trainer. His boat was damaged by a submarine and he currently has no work, so he agrees. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <wolfii@leo.org>

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sport

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[Bulldozer enters a bar]
barkeeper: Hi. What do ya want, mate?
Bulldozer: An omelette, please.
barkeeper: With one or two eggs?
[pause]
Bulldozer: Twelve.
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Alternate Versions

Almost 13 minutes of footage was cut from the German release. Missing are two longer sequences showing Bud Spencer beating up Joe Bugner. Only the Italian TV version is completely intact. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

COMO SE LLAMA
Sung by Bud Spencer
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Italy goes Football
4 March 2021 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

But American Football, not the one that we call Football in Europe (which would be the one they call soccer in America). Now I very likely had seen this as a kid, like I did many other movies starring Bud Spencer (his not Italian name, I had no clue what nationality he was, since everything was dubbed in Germany) - many with his partner in crime Terence Hill (also not his Italian name). In this case the movie only stars Bud Spencer, but he is enough fun - no pun intended.

The movie is quite the throwback to my childhood and was a nice watch overall, but I would understand if some felt it hasn't aged too well. Not much story, a lot of shenanigans and so forth. But the charisma of Bud really elevates this to a degree that should help most to just have fun with it.


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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 October 1978 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Sie nannten ihn Mücke See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leone Film, Rialto Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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