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I'm for the Hippopotamus (1979)

Io sto con gli ippopotami (original title)
In Africa, 2 expat "brothers" are usually at each other's throats but now have a common enemy. Ormond's men are shooting or catching much of the wildlife for export as well as forcing the locals off their land. Lots of fun fights follow.

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Italo Zingarelli
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Terence Hill ... Slim
Bud Spencer ... Tom
Joe Bugner Joe Bugner ... Ormond
May Dlamini May Dlamini ... Mama Leone
Dawn Jürgens Dawn Jürgens ... Stella (Slim's lady-love)
Malcolm Kirk Malcolm Kirk ... Ormond's bald henchman
Ben Masinga Ben Masinga ... Jason, the doctor
Les Marcowitz Les Marcowitz ... Trixie, the Midget
Johan Naude Johan Naude ... Ormond's chief henchman, the Russian
Nic van Rensburg Nic van Rensburg
Hugh Rouse Hugh Rouse ... Police Captain, arresting Slim and Tom
Mike Schutte Mike Schutte ... Ormond's henchman (German version: Lumpi)
Kosie Smith Kosie Smith ... Ormond's henchman with moustache (German version: Kopf, wie 'n Hauklotz)
Joseph Szucs Joseph Szucs
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandy Nkomo Sandy Nkomo ... Senghor (Stella's father) (as Sandy Ngkomo)
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Storyline

In Africa, many years ago, Slim and Tom don't like it when a German tyrant, starts selling all of the African wildlife to Canadian Zoo's! Slim and Tom must teach this guy a lesson by beating the hell out of him and his gang, left and right! Written by Mark MacIntyre <page13@fastmail.ca>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1 December 1979 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm for the Hippopotamus See more »

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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of Tom' (Bud Spencer)' s company as painted on the side of his red, white and blue bus was "Tom's Imperial Transport". The make and model of the carrier was a Bedford J2. See more »

Goofs

After the lunch Tom opens a set of cages with lions (and a cheetah) in them. He opens them from right to left. But the 2 cages we see him opening in close-up, still have closed cages with lions in them to their right. See more »

Alternate Versions

Nearly 8 minutes of footage was cut from the German release. Gone is the infamous and much talked about "Butterfly" sequence. The boxing match between Bud Spencer and Joe Bugner at the end on the boat is also missing about 1 minute of fighting. See more »

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Referenced in Chispita y sus gorilas (1982) See more »

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GRAU GRAU GRAU
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Bugner's greatest performance
12 May 2013 | by kingmonkeySee all my reviews

Whilst it is difficult to ascertain which is the greatest Spencer / Hill film - it could arguably be this or He Who Finds A Friend Finds A Treasure - by some distance this is the greatest cinematic performance to date from the legendary Joe Bugner.

Whilst still a heavyweight boxer, and lest we forget a contender for the world title, Bugner somehow managed to find the time to perform in films such as this. Does he make the the transition with success? Oh yes, certainly. It turns out that Bugner is an exceptional actor; what a shame his talents have not been used in too many other films.

Fans of Spencer and Hill will no doubt have seen this film already, but for anyone out there looking for more Joe Bugner than they have already seen then this is the film for you.


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