Buddy Goes West / Occhio alla penna (Michele Lupo, 1981)


(Dorado) #1

I just watched this one and was surprised to see that it didn’t have its own thread.

Bud Spencer plays a crook who hides in a small town disguised as a fake doctor.
The town is terrorised by a gang who wants to run the inhabitants out of town because there is gold hidden underneath the city.
And that’s basically the plot there is no more than that to it, but it works out pretty well I must say.
Its one of the better comedy westerns IMO.


(Bill san Antonio) #2

[quote=“Dorado, post:1, topic:1659”]Its one of the better comedy westerns IMO.[/quote]I think so too. I prefer this and Man of the East over Trinity films. Theme song by Ennio Morricone is his last western score by the way, and a good one.


(ENNIOO) #3

Film is good natured fun.


(Dillinger) #4

I like the one, although I haven’t seen it for quite a while…

Lupo is a big one of the genre, and he manages to create a kind of worthy farewell to the SW.
We can see the settings for a last time, as well as some of our heroes (Riccardo Pizzuti, Tom Felleghy).
And as Bill said, this great music.
It is a well made one, no cheap rip off.


(chuck connors brother) #5

I liked this more than the trinity movies, amazing score.


(Stanton) #6

Not bad directed, a pleasant Morricone score, but … but totally unfunny.

4/10


(Dillinger) #7

I think the Italian title matches Buddy perfectly for it sounds like pasta :))


(ENNIOO) #8

Light hearted romp with the huge Bud Spencer who generally saves the day, aswell as finding time to eat everything he can get his hands on. Probably some of my favourite Bud eating moments in this one, in particular the scene in the chinese place. Very jolly score by Morricone. Viewed some heavy style films recently, so this was a welcome change of pace.


(sartana1968) #9

5 stars form me only for the comedy, the best comedy spaghetti ever made! ;D
i loved the eating scene


(viva matalo) #10

didn’t like it much (3/10), even sold my dvd, but it’s 100 times better than “Botte di Natale”.
the high-time for italos were the good ol’ days (1964-1971) !


(Phil H) #11

Watched this for the first time today as wanted something light to watch while nursing a cold. Would be better if one of the females of the family would step up to the plate in the nursing department but that’s a whole other story.

Not a fan of comedy spaghettis by any chalk but apart from the embarrassing Indian sidekick (the Italians really seemed to love their racial stereotypes didn’t they?) this one wasn’t nearly as bad as I had feared. Harmless fun for the most part and enjoyed seeing Joe Bugner actually throw a few punches. More than he did during most of his boxing career.


(sartana1968) #12

[quote=“Phil H, post:11, topic:1659”]Watched this for the first time today as wanted something light to watch while nursing a cold. Would be better if one of the females of the family would step up to the plate in the nursing department but that’s a whole other story.

Not a fan of comedy spaghettis by any chalk but apart from the embarrassing Indian sidekick (the Italians really seemed to love their racial stereotypes didn’t they?) this one wasn’t nearly as bad as I had feared. Harmless fun for the most part and enjoyed seeing Joe Bugner actually throw a few punches. More than he did during most of his boxing career.[/quote]
i believe it’s better comedy than ‘trinity is still my name’