Couldn’t find a thread for this so I made one. It was Lincoln Tate’s final spaghetti western (or Italian movie, or lead role for that matter). I was pretty dubious before watching it because I didn’t know if it was a comedy or not. The first 20 minutes are really promising with Tate getting into three gun battles, including a decent shootout at a farm. The rest of the film is terrible, bottom of the barrel Trinity rip-off with Tate infiltrating that bad guy’s gang and getting found out and tied up only to subsequently escape for the finale. A finale which is a 15 minute long fart and poop joke as Tate puts laxatives in the gang’s beer keg and there is only one toilet. Tate blows a couple of guys up with dynamite, but its mostly slapstick fistfights and farts. One of the worst westerns I’ve seen, avoid if possible.
The only three “good” things about this film:
- it is Tate’s most lethal western (haven’t seen On The Third Day…), he never seemed to kill anyone in his other films and it was fun to see him in those early gunfights
- it gave me a new appreciation for Acquasanta Joe, which no longer seems so bad
- I now appreciate the, er, restraint shown by Mario Bava in the poop jokes in Roy Colt & Winchester Jack
Watched the French disc of this, acceptable transfer, but annoyingly its in 4:3 even though the print is widescreen. Hate it when that happens.