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Buddy Goes West (1981)

Occhio alla penna (original title)
Two outlaws: "The doctor" (Bud Spencer) and the Indian Girolamo (Amidou) are helping villagers to fight a gang and a corrupt sheriff who has discover gold under the village.

Director:

Michele Lupo

Writers:

Sergio Donati (screenplay), Sergio Donati (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Bud Spencer ... Buddy
Joe Bugner ... Sheriff Bronson
Piero Trombetta Piero Trombetta ... Popsy Logan
Carlo Reali Carlo Reali ... Sarto
Sara Franchetti Sara Franchetti ... Widow Gordon
Renato Scarpa ... Logan
Riccardo Pizzuti ... Colorado Sim
Andrea Heuer Andrea Heuer ... Romy Gordon
Amidou ... Girolamo / Eagle Eye
Marilda Donà Marilda Donà ... Mrs. Robinson
Pino Patti Pino Patti ... Mr. Robinson
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Two outlaws: "The doctor" (Bud Spencer) and the Indian Girolamo (Amidou) are helping villagers to fight a gang and a corrupt sheriff who has discover gold under the village. Written by Martin Ct <mrcote@mediom.qc.ca>

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Comedy | Western

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4 minutes and 53 seconds of footage was cut from the German release. The end fight between Bud Spencer and the Sheriff was heavily edited. Missing is also a funny 3 minutes sequence showing Bud Spencer trying to sit on a bed. See more »

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Entertaining and funny Spaghetti with the bouncing Spencer forming an odd couple
11 September 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This Spaghetti/Faglioli Western is starred by two outlaws : "The doctor" (Bud Spencer in his habitual role , as always , and this time without Terence Hill) and the Indian Gironamo (a likable Amidou ) . At the beginning Buddy posing as Indian rescues Gironamo and after that , they rob a train . Later on , they come to Yucca City , where the citizens believe he is a doctor . Meanwhile , they are helping townsfolk to fight a gang led by Colorado Slim (Riccardo Pizzuti who usually receives kick ass) who is ¨Wanted : Dead or alive¨ and a suspicious sheriff named Bronson ( Joe Bugner who worked in various films as Spencer nemesis ) has discovered gold below the little town . At the ending takes places an exciting showdown in Leone style and under Morricone backdrop musical score .

This entertaining , engaging movie is crammed of fist-fights, punches , kicks, overwhelming stunt-work and lots of humor . Bud Spencer is top-notch as one army man taking on a group of bandits and as always he makes his own stunts with comic touches , as usual . The lighting-paced storyline slows down at times , but frenetic fight-sequences make up for it . It's an amusing romp plenty of brawls , including amusing bounds and leaps . This is a nice and funny juvenile story for Bud Spencer fans , as he's delight and likable . It packs action, fist-play, slapdash, humor with tongue-in-cheek and is quite bemusing . This release has some cool and several hilarious moments ; however the Terence Hill-Bud Spencer duo films are much better . The film isn't always good , sometimes is fresh and diverting and on a couple of memorable occasions , it's frankly delicious. The movie displays innumerable laughters , jokes and slapstick . In the picture appears ordinary secondaries from B Italian series seen in several genres as Spaghetti Western and Peplum as Giovanni Cianfriglia , Roberto Dell'Acqua ,Octaviano Dell'Acqua , Nazzareno Zamperla , Romano Puppo and Riccardo Pizzuti who's usual in Hill-Spencer movies . Acceptable cinematography filmed on location in Incir De Paolis, Rome, Lazio, Italy and Poblado del Oeste,Tabernas, Almería, Andalucía, Spain . Very good musical score by the classic Ennio Morricone in his usual Spaghetti style . The motion picture originally written by Sergio Donati , screenwriter of multiple Western , being middlingly directed by Michele Lupo who also directed ¨Bulldozer¨ and ¨Supersheriff¨ with similar protagonist and technicians . This is a passable entertaining juvenile that will appeal to Italian comedy buffs. In the 70s and 80s Bud Spencer starred various movies without Terence Hill , as he made three kind of films : 1ª he performed pictures with a little boy as partner as ¨Banana Joe ¨ , ¨Aladino¨and ¨The Supersheriff¨ ; 2ª about cop named Flatfoot or Rizzo, also called Piedone, such as, ¨Flatfoot in Cairo , Flatfoot in Hong Kong, Flatfoot in Egypt , Flatfoot in Africa¨, furthermore the ¨Extralargo¨ series 3ª about diverse characters as a medieval knight as ¨Soldier of fortune¨ , a swindler as ¨Mr Charleston¨ or a fisherman , ex-player as ¨Bulldozer¨ and an outlaw in this one. Rating : Average , only for Bud Spencer fans


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 March 1981 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Dağların aslanı See more »

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Alex Cinematografica See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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