You might not have heard the names of Italian actors- Carlo Pedersoli and Mario Girotti but almost certainly you are familiar with their adopted names- Bud Spencer and Terence Hill! When it comes to ‘Buddy Movies’, one just can’t miss Bud and Terence’s loose-canon comic team from 70s and 80s. Their famous Trinity-series (where Hill played a lone rider Trinity and Spencer played his Sheriff half-brother Bambino) turned the seriously blood-thirsty violent genre of spaghetti westerns into action comedies and soon the duo’s charaterizations fell into a popular, set pattern. Thereafter they essentially kept playing the same double team routine even though outwardly their scripts and characters kept changing names and games.
1. Double Trouble – Hill and Spencer in double roles. Two rich and sophisticated Brazilian businessmen from Rio de Janeiro hire American look-alike doubles to see off a looming death-threat from criminals. The million dollar-a-week-replacements then create havoc with their coarse and earthy antics, while straightening out the goons!
2. Go For It – Hill plays a roller-skate-riding nomad and Spencer- a just released convict. Thanks to Hill’s ventriloquist prank, Spencer beats up a gang of truck drivers. Becoming unlikely partners after that scuffle, they are then drawn into an unintended adventure through mistaken identities. Suddenly they are thought to be CIA-agents and sent on a mission to save the world from a lunatic millionaire!
3. Crime Busters – Hill and Spencer are petty criminals whose bungled break-up lands them in a police-office, where they get recruited as cops. Patrolling the streets in Miami, these cops have to get rid of pestering street gangs and they do it in their inimitable style.