Saturday, June 7, 2014


Botte di Natale – Italian title
Die Troublemaker – German title
Troublemakers – U.S.A. title
Minä armahdan Mooses ei – Finnish title
Petit papa baston – French title
Oi samatazides – Greek title
Bunyó karácsonyig – Hungarian title
Łowcy kłopotów – Polish title
Os Caça-Sarilhos – Portuguese title
A Volta de Trinity – Portuguese title
En Nochebuena se armó el belén! – Spanish title
…Y en nochebuena se armó el belén – Spanish title
Os Encrenqueiros – Spanish title
The F(N)ight Before Christmas – English title
The Trouble Makers – English title
Troublemakers – English title title
A 1994 Italian, German, U.S.A. co-production [Rialto Film (Rome)]
Producer: Gunther Russ, Matthias Wendlandt
Director: Terence Hill (Mario Girotti)
Story: Jess Hill
Screenplay: Jess Hill
Cinematography: Carlo Tafani [color]
Music: Pino Donaggio (Giuseppe Donaggio)
Songs: “I’m Coming Home”, “Unspoken Love” sung by Terri Nunn
Running time: 107 minutes
Travis – Terence Hill (Mario Girotti)
Moses – Bud Spencer (Carlo Pedersoli)
Sam Stone – Boots Sutherland (Marlin Southerland)
Maw – Ruth Buzzi
Dodge – Neil Summers (Nicholas Summers)
Blacksmith – Michael Huddleston
Bridget – Anne Kasprik (Anne Kasprzik)
Melle – Eva Haßmann
Sheriff Fox – Ron Carey (Ronald Carey)
Deputy Joe – Fritz Sperberg (Frederick Sperberg)
Janie – Radha Delamarter (Deborah Delamarter)
Moses Junior – Jonathan Tucker
Jessica – Paloma von Broadley
Mary Lou – Samantha Waidler
Elizabeth – Lauren Myers
Barney – Forrie J. Smith (Forrest J. Smith)
Twins – Kevin Barker, Brian Barker
Children – Pilar O’Connell (Pilar O’Connel), Sarah Waidler, Natasha Goslow
Patrick – Patrick Myers
Russell Pyle – John David Garfield
Outlws – Paul Ukena (Paul Ukena, Jr.), Tom Eiden (Thomas Eiden), Bo Gray (Bo Greigh), Sasha
D’Arc (Ante Darko), Ottaviano Dell’Acqua
Cowboy – Steven G. Tyler (Steven Gregory Tyler)
Little Bear – William P. Yazzie
Judge – Jack Caffrey
Blackjack – Adam Taylor
Executioner – Geoffrey Martin
Preacher – Lou Baker
Girl – Sommer Betsworth
Corral Owner – Jerry Gardner
Telegraph clerk – Jess Hill
Puppeteer – Michael McCormick
Elderly woman – Harriett White (Harriet Medin)
Bank clerk – Tom Connor (Thomas Connor)
Santa Claus – J. Michael ‘Yak’ Oliva
Schoolgirls – Aviva (Avivia Farber), Taunee Watson
Cowboy killer – Massimiliano Ubaldi
Saloon patron - Amedeo Leurini
With: Jay Amor (Julio Amor), Jeff Moldovan (Jeffery Moldovan)
Stunt coordinators: Billy Bates, Giorgio Ubaldi
Stunts: Massimiliano Ubaldi, Tommy Mark Turvey

Travis, a gunslinger receives a letter from his mother Maw, asking him to bring his brother Moses and his family to a Christmas reunion and to give them an unknown treasure she claims to have inherited it from his father. Moses is a bounty hunter, who is angry at Maw, for letting his stolen horses loose, forcing Travis to set up a plan. Travis saves an outlaw named Sam Stone from being hanged and teams up with his brother to catch him. When the brothers stay at Moses' family's house, Travis gives them plans to get to Maw's. When they head off the next morning, Moses' family heads on their way to Maw's.
While passing some time at a town, Travis gets into a fist fight with a man, named Dodge and his gang, who were teasing a young woman. Moses unwillingly comes and helps Travis finish them off. The woman, Bridget invites the brothers to have cookies and tea with her and her sister, Melie. After leaving and setting up camp, Travis finds Stone and gang, talking about robbing a bank, the next day at noon. The next day, the brothers plan a trap to catch Stone. The plan backfires when they come in at the wrong time. The sheriff and his deputy mistake Travis and Moses as part of Stone's gang and arrest them.
Bridget bails Travis out, revealing that Stone took their beloved bear. When Moses is sentenced to hang the next morning, Travis tries to free him in the same way he freed Stone (shooting the noose.) A dog attacks Travis and Moses is hanged, but due to his enormous size, he destroys the gallows. Moses survives with only a few splinters. He comes up with a plan to catch Stone, but the plan fails and they are captured. Travis reveals to Stone that he saved his life, and Stone lets them go. Moses comes up with plan B, which works. When Moses falls asleep, Travis frees Stone and Stone dummy-ties him.
Moses abandons Travis, but he hitches a ride from nearby Navajo Indians. Moses' son, Junior wants to by a horse for his father. He heads to town and is captured by Stone, who learns of the Christmas reunion. Travis and Moses reunite and wait for Stone's next move. Junior escapes and follows the brothers. He camps out for the night. Junior wakes up and finds himself face-to-face with a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. He gets bitten, but manages to ride to Travis and Moses. The brothers take him to Bridget's and Melie, where he recovers from the venom.
Travis reveals the reunion, angering Moses. Moses is about to kill Travis, but Junior warns them about Stone's plan. Before leaving, Bridget and Travis share a kiss. The brothers finally arrive at Maw's and discover that she is holding Stone captive. Moses' family, Travis, Bridget and Melie all share a Christmas dinner as a family. However, the sheriff, deputy, Dodge and his gang plan to kill them but drop their guns when they are hypnotized by the night sky's beauty. A giant fist fight occurs between the two groups, involving the family winning. One of the daughters calls the event "The Fight Before Christmas."
The next morning, Maw reveals that the treasure is where their hearts are, much to Stone's dismay. Maw then leaves for Denver and all the people are taken a picture of by the photographer.
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