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The Night Before Christmas (1994)

Botte di Natale (original title)
Two brothers who hate each other are going to spend Christmas with their mother. She tries to get them together.


Terence Hill


Jess Hill


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Hill ... Travis
Bud Spencer ... Moses
Boots Southerland Boots Southerland ... Sam Stone
Ruth Buzzi ... Maw
Neil Summers ... Dodge
Michael Huddleston Michael Huddleston ... Blacksmith
Anne Kasprik Anne Kasprik ... Bridget
Eva Haßmann ... Melle (as Eva Hassmann)
Ron Carey ... Sheriff Fox
Fritz Sperberg Fritz Sperberg ... Deputy Joe
Radha Delamarter Radha Delamarter ... Janie
Jonathan Tucker ... Moses Junior
Paloma von Broadley Paloma von Broadley ... Jessica
Samantha Waidler Samantha Waidler ... Mary Lou
Kevin Barker Kevin Barker ... Twin


Two brothers who hate each other are going to spend Christmas with their mother. She tries to get them together. Written by Jan Lipsansky <jan.lipsansky@czech-tv.cz>

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How the West was almost lost


Comedy | Family | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for comic western violence and language | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

22 December 1994 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fight Before Christmas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rialto Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bud Spencer and Terence Hill's last film in which they starred together. See more »


Spoofs Crime Busters (1977) See more »

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Affectionate reunion for Bud and Terence; only for their fans.
19 January 2005 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

It's a pretty weird experience, watching this movie. An affectionate, warm-hearted reunion for Bud Spencer and Terence Hill, it is also a bittersweet farewell to an old era of movies. It will probably appeal only to fans of the duo, as they once again go through their familiar motions (Spencer's mutterings, Hill's smiles, bean-eating, fist-fighting, helping the poor, etc.), only this time there are some serious dramatic moments as well. On the other hand, considering their age, you can't help but wonder if perhaps this film should never have been made, if they should have retired more gracefully a few years earlier. But if you insist on seeing it, try to avoid the DVD version, as the image has been blown up way out of proportion to fill the entire screen - perhaps in keeping with the tradition of the awful full-screen versions of the "Trinity" films (to which this film is without a doubt an unofficial sequel - I wonder why they couldn't make it "official"). (**)

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