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Chi trova un amico trova un tesoro (1981)

On a small pacific island, Alan and Charlie try to find a war treasure left behind by the Japanese army in World War II.

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Kamasuka (as John Fujoka)
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Mama (as Luise Bennett)
Sal Borgese ...
Kainowa Lauritzen ...
Ulla
Mirna Seya ...
Dimhea
Terry Moni Mapuana ...
Alua
Linda Prast ...
Linda, the barmaid
Kathy Lun
Herb Goldstein ...
Brady (as Herbie Goldstein)
Arnie Ross ...
Warner
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Baba Subraniam ...
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Alan gets a map to some war treasure which the Japanese army left behind on a small Pacific island at the end of World War II. But some gangsters try to steal the map from him and so he hides on Charlie's boat which just leaves the harbor. He manipulates the ship's compass so that Charlie is not aware that he is sailing to the treasure island. But when they step on the island, they discover that it is not as abandoned as they believed: there are some natives - and a Japanese soldier still defending the treasure. Written by Michael Zink

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December 1981 (Italy)  »

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Banaanipojat Hula-Hula saarella  »

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Trivia

The World War II Japanese tank seen was not a real life WWII Jap tank nor replica nor was it based on either. The tank was especially built for the film and was designed as some kind of generic tank but without any actual specific historical design. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the natives lead Bud and Terence to the jap tank, they both wear parts of US uniforms they took from the abandoned WWII US military depot. Hill's shirt has US Air Force written on it, which is incorrect, as the USAF didn't exist before 1947, two years after the end of WWII. See more »

Quotes

Kamasuka: [sees Anulu getting squashed] Hurry, squashed banana!
Alan: [finds Anulu under the basket] Sorry about that, Anulu. Can I straighten him out?
Kamasuka: Yes, certainly.
Alan: [slaps Anulu, bringing him around]
Anulu: Mmm, yes, thank you, good!
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Movin' Cruisin'
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Written by Carmelo La Bionda and Michelangelo La Bionda
Performed by Carmelo La Bionda and Michelangelo La Bionda (as The Oceans)
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23 August 2008 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

As a Bud Spencer/Terence Hill fan, I always loved to watch these two guys giving a punch for all the bad guys (whose were almost all the same in each movie :)), but this film was the best of their works. All the jokes, the funny characters and scenes (especially the closing sentence) are classic!

The acting is not so strong but in these films it's not really important at all. Spencer and Hill bring their own style, playing each other and tricking, gaging all the time. My only complain is the poor English dub. The Hungarian version is much more witty. Too bad for that.

But don't worry, it's not a big loss. If You like to laugh, but don't care about realism and just want to chill out with a can of beer, this is the movie you must see!

Chocho


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