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Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure (1981)

Chi trova un amico trova un tesoro (original title)
On a small pacific island, Alan and Charlie try to find a war treasure left behind by the Japanese army in World War II.

Director:

Sergio Corbucci

Writers:

Mario Amendola (screenplay) (as Amendola), Sergio Corbucci (screenplay) (as Corbucci)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Terence Hill ... Alan
Bud Spencer ... Charlie
John Fujioka ... Kamasuka (as John Fujoka)
Louise Bennett Louise Bennett ... Mama (as Luise Bennett)
Sal Borgese ... Anulu
Kainowa Lauritzen Kainowa Lauritzen ... Ulla
Mirna Seya Mirna Seya ... Dimhea
Terry Moni Mapuana Terry Moni Mapuana ... Alua
Linda Prast Linda Prast ... Linda, the barmaid
Kathy Lun Kathy Lun
Herb Goldstein Herb Goldstein ... Brady (as Herbie Goldstein)
Arnie Ross Arnie Ross ... Warner
Tom Tully ... Major
Baba Subraniam Baba Subraniam ... Healer
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Storyline

Alan gets a map to some war treasure which the Japanese army left behind on a small Pacific island at the end of World War II. But some gangsters try to steal the map from him and so he hides on Charlie's boat which just leaves the harbor. He manipulates the ship's compass so that Charlie is not aware that he is sailing to the treasure island. But when they step on the island, they discover that it is not as abandoned as they believed: there are some natives - and a Japanese soldier still defending the treasure. Written by Michael Zink

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

December 1981 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Banaanipojat Hula-Hula saarella See more »

Filming Locations:

Key Biscayne, Florida, USA

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,957
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of Charlie O'Brien (Bud Spencer)'s boat was "Puffin" whilst the name of the bikie-pirate gang's catamaran was "Trick". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the natives lead Bud and Terence to the jap tank, they both wear parts of US uniforms they took from the abandoned WWII US military depot. Hill's shirt has US Air Force written on it, which is incorrect, as the USAF didn't exist before 1947, two years after the end of WWII. See more »

Quotes

Charlie O'Brien: There ain't no one here filled with more pure loathin', and hatred... than me.
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Alternate Versions

On the Spanish DVD the last shot freeze frames before the last dialogue (in which the title of the movie is out spoken). There is also no end credits. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Movin' Cruisin'
(uncredited)
Written by Carmelo La Bionda and Michelangelo La Bionda
Performed by Carmelo La Bionda and Michelangelo La Bionda (as The Oceans)
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Terence Hill and Bud Spencer HILLARIOUSNESS!
3 February 2001 | by MarKus-371See all my reviews

This movie has Terence Hill who's uncle knows of an Island with buried treasure but Terence needs a boat to get to it. He lost all the money he needed for the trip to a local gang of toughs, so he keeps his money and runs away. With the gang after him, Terence hides on Bud Spencer's boat, which is getting alot of media coverage becuase Bud bet $20,000 that he can circumnavigate the globe. Bud gets suspicious when his beer and food start to dissapear, so he makes a clever trap that Terence falls into. They both fall off the boat in a fight and swim to a deserted island of "BONGO BONGO" inhabited by some funny natives, one who has a pair of glasses. The Trinity boys look for treasure, but gay slave trading pirates are in the way, a Japanese soldier who doesnt know World War 2 isnt over starts shooting at them......the movie gets funnier and funnier! The fights are great! Really suggested for T+B fans, this is one of thier best, belive me! Find a bootleg of "Who finds a Friend Finds a Treasure!" from someone, it's grand, some funny stuff going on here! The theme song "Movin Cruisn" will stick in your head for days! Thanks for reading! My vote: 8/10


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