I finally got around to watching the Dutch widescreen of GOD FORGIVES… I DON’T, for anyone who doesn’t know this is the first of Guiseppe Colizzis three films starring Terrence Hill as Cat Stevens and Bud Spencer as Hutch Bessy (one of the first pairings of Hill and Spencer). The film opens with a welcome party at a train station, but the train rolls right on by the platform and into the barricade at the end of the line. Seems the train has been robbed and eveyone on board killed, except for one survivor who sneaks off in the confusion. We then cut to Hill in the middle of a poker game which ends in a brawl, Hill emerges victorious and rides off into the sunset. Enter Spencer at the same saloon, looking for Hill. When he finally catches up with Hill, he fills him in on the robbery and the man he thinks is responsible, Bill St. Antonio (played marvelously by Frank Wolf), who Hill believes he has killed. Through a series of flashbacks we see the shootout that supposedly killed Bill. After ditching Spencer, Hill heads back to the town where the shootout occured, only to realize wily ol’ Bill used him to fake his death. Hill now sets out to find Bill and his loot with Spencer hot on his trail. By the time Hill finds the gold, Spencer catches up with him and the two take off with the gold and bury it in the desert, only to be captured by Bills men. It all winds up with Hill, Spencer, Wolf and a mountain of TNT. I don’t want to give anything away, but Hill and Spencer do go on to make two sequels. : This is a really good, well shot SW. I wouldn’t quite describe it as gritty, but it is much more serious in tone than the later Trinity films.
Fun Factor - 7/10