Saturday, December 31, 2016

Remembering Bud and Terence

Bud Spencer and Terence Hill, between a scazzotata and a plate of beans, all the cult scenes that made them immortal (photos, video)

By Alberto Forno


1994 Botte di Natale, Regia di Terence Hill

    Bud: Good morning, you finally woke up!
    Terence: I did not hear the crowing of the cock ... You just ate it?!

Travis (Terence Hill) is a fast gunman, Moses (Bud Spencer) is a bounty hunter roaming all over the West. The two are brothers but have not spoken to each other in years, so when their mother expresses the desire to have them together for Christmas (Moses who no longer even talks to her) Travis has only one way to make that happen: to use as bait outlaws who Moses is hunting to lure him home.

Curiosity: with the unfortunate Don Camillo, this is the second and only feature film directed by Terence Hill, with the script written by his son Jess Hill. While Giuseppe Pedersoli, the son of Bud Spencer, helps co-produce together with Matthias Wendlant for Rialto Film. The revival was not very successful, grossing just over 650 million pounds, and was soon withdrawn from the theaters: that caused thoughts to be set aside for other possible films with the Spencer / Hill duo. It had a slightly better success abroad, which allowed them recover the budget.

Bud & Terence have made 18 films together, including 17 as a lead couple.

Bud has participated in 52 films including 46 with the stage name of Bud Spencer. He also shot 8 series and movies for television.

Terence has participated in 67 films including 31 with the stage name Terence Hill. He also shot 18 in the series (Don Matteo) and TV movies (Doc West).

Their films, considered the proselytes reaped in the years of their release in cinemas and regarded the ratings that still earn when browsed on television, they are presented as absolute cornerstones of Italian filmmaking.

[The End]

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