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They Call Me Trinity (1970)

Lo chiamavano Trinità... (original title)
A lazy, unorthodox gunfighter and his portly, horse-thieving brother defend a Mormon settlement from a land-grabbing Major and his henchmen.

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Sarah
Elena Pedemonte ...
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Ezio Marano ...
Frank Faina / Weasel
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Ugo Sasso ...
Sheriff Zoppo
Remo Capitani ...
Riccardo Pizzuti ...
Jeff
Paolo Magalotti ...
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Vito Gagliardi
Antonio Monselesan ...
Bounty Killer
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A drifter comes to town where his brother is sheriff. His brother is actually a robber who broke the real sheriff's leg and left him for dead, and became sheriff in order to hide out. They team up against the local land baron who is trying to get rid of the Mormon settlers in a valley he wishes to own. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Fourth western starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. The earlier oaters they starred in were "God Forgives... I Don't!" aka "Blood River" [God Forgives... I Don't! (1967)], "Ace High" [Ace High (1968)], and "Boot Hill" [Boot Hill (1969)]. Apart from small parts in the Italian sword-and-sandle epic "Hannibal" [Hannibal (1959)] billed under their birth names, at the time of this movie, Hill and Spencer had actually never co-starred together in a movie which wasn't a western. See more »

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The famous "Time for everything under the sun" passage (Eccl. 3:1-8) does not, contrary to Tobias' statement, include "A time to fight and a time to win." See more »

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Major Harrison: Let this be a reminder, old man. Either you leave this valley or I'll bury you in it. The choice is yours.
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They call him Trinity
Written by Franco Micalizzi (as F. Micalizzi), Harold Stott (as L. Stott)
Performed by Annibale E I Cantori Moderni
(Annibale Giannarelli and Alessandro Alessandroni's "I Cantori Moderni" chorus)
Courtesy of Carosello C.E.M.E.D., Italy
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One of the few comedy westerns I like - - watch out for the lousy DVD
7 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

(aka: THEY CALL ME TRINITY)

I have to admit I'm not one for comedy westerns but this one was actually funny in parts. It's almost as funny as SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF (1971) and I would almost consider it a welcome addition to my DVD collection were it not for the fact that the current Direct Source Media DVD weren't so awful.

Trinity (Terence Hill) a dirty, dusty drifter-turned bounty-hunter comes to town to pay a visit to his horse-thieving half-brother Bambino (Bud Spencer) who's pretending to be the real sheriff. Bambino's looking for the best way to rustle some of the Colonel's horses before he leaves and he's not interested in letting Trinity cut in. In the meantime, the Colonel (Farley Granger) is doing some plotting of his own, not only to get rid of Bambino but also to displace some Mormons who are settling on some land he wants for his own cattle.

The fights, the stunts and the gunplay Trinity and Bambino play on the Colonel's men is hilarious. I like it when Bambino uses the bottom of his fist to hit the bad guy's on the top of the head. And the ending fist fight scene at the Mormon's camp cracks me up. No wonder this film made Hill and Spencer popular in Europe.

Like I said, the DVD is a travesty with a transfer that's watchable but looks like it was lifted from a VHS source. The print itself the transfer was taken from is pretty grainy with bad splices and an audible hum in the soundtrack. It deserves a failing grade.

The TRINITY series needs the Anchor Bay DVD treatment, really bad. Since these Euro westerns were so popular, I'm surprised they haven't secured the rights to it yet.

7 out of 10

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