Sunday, April 26, 2015

Doc West (TV)

Doc West - Italian title
Nejlepší vyhrává – Czechoslovakian title
Doc West - L'homme à la gachette – French title
Doc West - Nobody ist zurück – German title
Doctor West - Spanish title
Doc West - U.S.A. title

A 2008 Italian television production [DAP, HDM Entertainment, R.T.I. (Rome)]
Producer: Anselmo Parinelo, Guido De Angelis
Director: Giulio Base, Terence Hill (Mario Girotti)
Story: Marco Barboni (Marcotullio Barboni), Marcello Olivieri
Screenplay: Marco Barboni, (Marcotullio Barboni), Luca Biglione, Marcello Olivieri
Dialogue: Jess Hill [English]
Cinematography: Claudio Sabatini, Massimiliano Trevis [Deluxe color/Panavision]
Music: Maurizio De Angelis
Song: “Doc West” sung by Oliver Onions (Guido & Maurizio De Angelis)
Running time: 100 minutes

Minnesota Doc West - Terence Hill (Mario Girotti)
Sheriff Basehart - Paul Sorvino
Debra ‘Tricky’ Doping - Ornella Muti (Francesca Rivelli)
Maria - Kisha Sierra
Silver - Benjamin Petry
Burt Baker - Micah Alberti
Jack Baker - Linus Huffman
Victor Baker - Adam Taylor
Nathan Mitchell - Boots Southerland (Marlin Southerland)
Denise Stark - Clare Carey
Hans - Dylan Kenin
Larry - Gianni Biasetti
Gloria - Mercedes Legget
Garvey - Alessio Di Clemente
Garvey henchman - Lance Jensen, Albert Fry, Jr., Casey Wayne
Erwin Van Breuklen - Mark Silversten
Johnny ‘Boy O’Leary - Fabrizio Bucci
Scar - R.W. Hampton
Sam - Harry Zimmerman
Dana Mitchell - Gisella Marengo
Millie Mitchell - Marty Petruolo
Maria ‘Mary’ Palma/Petruolol - Millie Mitchell
Manuel - Rick Ortega (Rick Ortega, Jr.)
Grandma Melody - Lois Geary
Horseman - Thadd Turner
Injured cowboy - Randall Oliver
Boy - T.J. Plunkett
Dandy gambler - Christian Margetson
Saloon patron - J. Ryan Montenery
Edward ’12 Fingers’ – Guido De Angelis
Gambler – Chris Bentley
Sheriff of Santa Fe - Neil Summers (Nicholas Summers)
Las Alamas townsmen - Jack E. Miller, José M. Gallardo
Luke ‘The Player’ - Luca Ceccarelli
Las Alamas townswomen - Carmen Loderus, Maria Bethke
Slim - Anthony Atler
Telegrapher - Ryil Adamson
Sam Lynchett - Crispian Belfrage
Blacksmith - Vic Browder (Victor Browder)
Blacksmith assistant - Paul J. Porter (Paul James Porter)
Estrela Ramos - Darian Chavez 
Dandies - Russ Dillen (Rusty Dillen), Stephen A. Eiland
Old man - James Espinoza
Cowboys - Christopher Hagen, Ramon Frank, David Manzanares (Norman Manzanares), Clark Sanchez
Santa Fe woman - Lise Hilbolt
Santa Fe Post Office Clerks - John Hardman, Kevin Skousen (Kevin Maloney)
Post Office Clients - Cynthia Lee, Meghan Dabney
Messengers – Johnny Long, Jake Walker
Elegant woman - Debrianna Mansini
Farmer - Argos Maccallum, Luce Rains
Xiu Shintai – Christina July Kim
Shaman – Raoul Trujillo
Barbershop patron - Ryan Pace
Senora Wallet - Judith Rane
Proprietor - Eileen Street
Storekeeper - Art Westgate
Doc’s horse - Casey
With: Giorgio Pasotti, Bobby Andrew Burns, Al Cantu, Tyra Dillenschneider, Gilley Grey, Gene Hartline, Michael R. Long, Raymond L. Schwartz, Don Shanks (Donald Shanks), Shelby Swatek, William A. Weber

Doc West arrives in Holysand to hustle the locals at cards but finds himself caught between two warring families. Because of Doc’s exceptional abilities, gunslinging, prowess of wit, and a secret past as a doctor, the sheriff, an orphan and a beautiful, strong-minded school teacher want to keep him around, but that will be tough to do.

‘Doc West’ was originally designed to be a two season TV series consisting of 22 episodes but typically the funding could not be obtained and only two TV films were produced and filmed: ‘Doc West’ and ‘Triggerman’. The two films were shot in Santa Fe, New Mexico and used some of the sets from Hill’s former ‘Lucky Luke’ TV series. In spite of that when ‘Doc West’ premiered on Italian TV it was the most watched program that evening.

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