Renegade Luke has been living an easy life so far, travelling through the southwest with his horse Joe, making money by running small-time scams. All this comes to an end when he encounters... See full summary »
Two missionaries (Bud Spencer and Terence Hill) come into conflict with the authorities when they turn their missionary into a parrot farm. The Bishop of Maracaibo calls them his 'black ... See full summary »
In 1978, $20 million was stolen from a Detroit bank. One of the robbers was caught, one was found dead, and the third disappeared. The money was never found. Seven years later, the robber ... See full summary »
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 ... See full summary »
A bush-flying duo crash-land in the heart of the Peruvian jungle where an unscrupulous speculator controls a precious emerald source and an entire mining community. Can they right the wrongs, and in the process, manage to make a profit?
Red powder from a nuclear explosion gives a police officer super powers as long as he doesn't see anything red. He is eventually framed for murder and is unsuccessfully executed by many different methods.
Back in the early nineties (oh, what glorious times), my dad and the 9-year-old version of myself were tremendous fans of the action/comedy duo Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. We videotaped a lot of their films on TV and collected them, including this one. At first it was a minor disappointment that Bud Spencer wasn't the actor playing Mayor Peppone, but it nevertheless became a childhood favorite that I must have seen at least 15 to 20 times! Of course, I was young and didn't pay attention to many things. For example, I was totally unaware that Hill's film was a reboot of a popular film series of the fifties (starring Fernandel) and the political undertones were also completely lost on me. Through the eyes of 9-year-old, this is simply a fun and exhilarating movie about a fit and atypical priest versus a mean and sleazy mayor! They argue, bare-knuckle fight and eventually assemble as many local kids as possible to settle their differences via a soccer game. The game turns into an unforgettable climax, with the church boys in blue and the town hall kids in red, and ending in a giant mass-fight in the pouring rain. Apart from the soccer game, there are numerous sequences that I still know by heart, even though it must have been 25 years since I last saw it. Terence Hill simply was the coolest priest ever! He drove around town on a dirt bike, he had the coolest dog and he talks to God via and old and color-faded Jesus Christ statue.
Note: for once the Dutch title is reasonably clever, as it contains wordplay and can be translated in two equally relevant ways, namely "Don Camillo hits hard" or "Don Camillo goes bonkers".
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this