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Thieves and Robbers (1983)

Cane e gatto (original title)
A playboy who makes a living out of seducing women and stealing their jewellery accidentally witnesses a Mafia murder. He must work together with the man who is constantly trying to catch him, Lt. Alan Parker, in order to save his life.

Director:

Bruno Corbucci

Writers:

Mario Amendola (as Amendola), Bruno Corbucci (as Corbucci)
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Cast overview:
Bud Spencer ... Lt. Alan Parker
Tomas Milian ... Tony Roma
Marc Lawrence ... Don Salvatore Licuti
Margherita Fumero Margherita Fumero ... Deborah Smith
Don Sebastian Don Sebastian ... Captain Browning
Billy Garrigues Billy Garrigues ... Sergeant Hayk
Joan Call Joan Call ... Annunziata Pipino
Christine Troples Christine Troples ... Marion (as Cristina Troples)
Darcy Shean ... Marion
Robbin Young ... Pamela (as Robbie Young)
Dan Fitzgerald ... Senator Edward Anderson (as Don Fitzgerald)
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L.A.P.D. Captain Parker finally is going on Holiday with all his family. At the last moment he has to cancel the program to re-capture a pilferer named Tony Roma, bad copy of a Latin lover. He use to seduce older women and then steals their jewelry. Parker is close to sort the case out when Roma is witness of a Mafia murder. Parker Holiday flies away. Written by 1felco

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May the "Police Farce" be with you...!

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Comedy | Crime

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Salvatore Licuti: Let me remind you! This organization is like a... like a house. I'm a brick, he's a brick, and you're a brick. Remove one brick, one brick!... the house falls down.
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Fun film in which Bud Spencer and Tomas Milian create a funny couple taking on criminal Mafia
26 March 2012 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Amusement and entertainment with Spencer as a tough cop against a pilferer amusingly played by Tomas Milian who uses to seduce older women and steals their jewelry ; however , being witness a murder and then he is pursued by Mafia . Entertaining and funny Italian film with the bouncing Spencer or Carlo Perdesoli as a detective from Miami Police Department . Set in modern-day Miami , a cop named Alan Parker ultimately is going on Holiday with all his family , wife and five sons . But his vacation flies away at the last moment and he has to cancel the scheme to re-capture a cocky thief named Tony Roma (Tomas Milian) . Parker is close to sort a case out when Tony is witness of a killing ordered by a Mafia boss (Mark Lawrence , an American secondary who used to play gangsters from the 40s) . There happens several adventures , car pursuits , shootouts and Alan Parker protects Tony from Mafia and they flee in a cattle wagon but his family is kidnapped . Fun comedy set on Miami , it's a vehicle for Bud Spencer enthusiasts , dealing with chases , leaps-and-bounds cars , mobsters ,kidnappings , and an obstinate policeman against all . Spencer takes on lots of greed men who are interested in killing his witness , facing off risks , and several adventures .

This is an engaging entertaining juvenile for Bud Spencer buffs , as he's delightful . It packs action, fist-play , slapdash, humor with tongue-and-cheek and is quite amusing . This entertaining , sympathetic movie is crammed of fist-fights, punches , kicks, knocks-outs , overwhelming stunt-work and lots of humor . This bemusing picture is starred by the Cuban Tomas Milian , as usual, he puts faces , grimaces, crying and overacting , but plays splendidly , here as a roguish named Tony Roma , a bad copy of a Latin lover . He starred the Sergio Sollima's famous trilogy , Spaghetti Western with a notorious character called ¨Cuchillo¨ and formed by ¨Big gundown¨, ¨Face to face¨ and ¨Run Cuchillo run¨ . 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 . It relies heavily on the agreeable relationship between grumpy ,two-fisted cop , Bud Spencer , and the rogue swindler , Tomas Milian . This release has some cool and several hilarious moments , though 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 . The picture is well starred by Bud Spencer . Bud , the popular Latin movie actor who starred in innumerable spaghetti Westerns and action-packed potboilers during the 1960s and '70s, was born Carlo Pedersoli (1929) in Naples. He was the first Italian to swim the 100 meter freestyle and competed as a swimmer at the Olympic games . He appeared as a member of the Praetorian Guard in his first movie, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's epic "Quo Vadis" in 1951. He changed his screen name to "Bud Spencer" in 1967, as a homage to Spencer Tracy and to the American beer Budweiser. Spencer achieved his greatest hit in spaghetti Westerns lensed for a global audience. Teaming up with fellow Italian Terence Hill, the two made such international successes as I Quattro dell'Ave Maria (1968) and "They Call Me Trinity" , and ¨Trinity is still my name¨ . Their dual outings made both stars famous, particularly in Europe. In all, Spencer made 18 movies with Hill . Later on , he became a jet airplane and helicopter pilot after appearing in ¨Crazy plane¨ (1972) and owned an air transport company, Mistral Air, which he founded in 1984. However, he terminated his business interest in Mistral and entered the children's clothing industry. After 1983, Spencer's movie career slowed down, though he did have a big success in the early 1990s with the TV action-drama "Extralarge". A man of many talents, Bud wrote texts and plots for some of his films . He also has registered several royalties. In the 70s and 80s Bud Spencer starred quite a few movies without Terence Hill , as he made three kind of films : 1ª he performed pictures with a little boy as partner as ¨Banana Joe ¨ , ¨Aladdin¨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 .

The picture packs commercial musical score by La Bionda in similar style to usuals Guido and Maurizio De Angelis , including catching sounds fitting perfectly in the mood of the movie . Passable cinematography by Silvio Ippoliti , though is necessary a perfect remastering . The story is middling written by by Mario Amendola, following the Hill-Spencer ordinary trademarks , he wrote several Spencer vehicles as ¨Banana Joe¨, ¨Aladdin¨, ¨A friend is a treasure¨, and ¨Par and Impar¨. The motion picture is regularly directed by Bruno Corbucci, Sergio Corbucci's brother. Bruno wrote and directed various Hill-Spencer films as ¨Banana Joe¨ , ¨Miami Supercops¨ , ¨Par-Impar¨ , ¨Cat and Dog¨ and ¨Aladdin¨ . If you love the Spencer's other movies, go for it, and if you've never seen one this is an acceptable start ; but only for Bud fans . This is an average entertaining juvenile that will appeal to Italian comedy buffs


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Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

11 February 1983 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Cat and Dog See more »

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El Pico S.A. See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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