Friday, May 13, 2016

DOUBLE TROUBLE ( Non c'è Due Senza Quattro; 1984) TERENCE HILL & BUD SPENCER Trinity

{Italy 1984; Non c'è duesenza quattro (Good Things Come in Four)} directed by Enzo Barboni
(as E.B. Clucher) and starring TERENCE HILL and BUD SPENCER

(born Mario Girotti; 29 March 1939) is of Italian and German descent and began as a child actor then went on to international stardom.  During the height of his popularity Hill was one of Europe's highest-paid actors.

He starred in his first movie at age 12.  Italian director Dino Risi searched for five boys for a movie called 'Vacanze col gangster' (1952), an adventure story in which the youngsters help a dangerous bandit to escape from prison and get into serious trouble.  Terence landed a leading role.  After appearing in 26 other movies, he appeared with Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon in Luchino Visconti's The Leopard (Il Gattopardo; 1963).  In1964, he signed a contract to participate in four German 'Winnetou' movies, based on the novels by Karl May.

In 1967, he returned to Italy to star in God Forgives... I Don't! (Dio perdona... Io no!; 1968).  His film Django, Prepare a Coffin was also shot in 1968, by director Ferdinando Baldi; it co-starred Horst Frank and George Eastman.  That year he changed his name from Mario Girotti to Terence Hill as a publicity stunt by the film producers.

In the ensuing years, he starred in many action and Spaghetti Westerns, often co-starring with Bud Spencer.  Their most famous film is Lo chiamavano Trinità (They Call Me Trinity; 1971); the sequel, Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità (Trinity Is Still My Name) was made the following year.  In 1973, Hill co-starred with Henry Fonda in Il mio nome è Nessuno (My Name Is Nobody), directed by Sergio Leone.

In 1977, he starred in the American films Mr. Billion, with Jackie Gleason, and March or Die co-starring Gene Hackman, Catherine Denueve, and Max Von Sydow; and he made a home in Massachusetts.

In his later years, Hill went on to a successful television career in  Italy, including the long-running lead and title role of Don Matteo  (2000 - still in production), about an inspirational parish priest who  assists the Carabinieri in solving crimes local to his community, a role for which Hill received an international "Outstanding Actor of the Year" award at the Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo 42e (42nd Monte Carlo Television Festival).

In 2011 he concurrently appeared in a second television series for the Italian state television channel Rai Uno, entitled Un passo dal cielo (One Step from Heaven), playing a local chief of the foresters in the region of Alto Adige, the Italian Tyrol; it ran through 2015.

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(born Carlo Pedersoli; October 31, 1929) The popular, 6' 3.5", Italian actor starred in innumerable spaghetti Westerns and action-packed potboilers during the 1960s and 1970s.  Born in Naples, he was the first Italian to swim the 100-meter freestyle in less than a minute; and competed as a swimmer on the Italian National Team at the Olympic Summer games in both Helsinki, Finland, in 1952 and Melbourne, Australia, in 1956.  He was also an Olympic-class water polo player.

Although he had a degree in law, and has registered several patents, Spencer went into acting; his first movie role was in Quel fantasma di mio marito, an Italian comedy shot in 1949 and released in 1950. He then played a member of the Praetorian Guard in the U.S. production Quo Vadis, a film shot in Italy, in 1951.  During the 1950s and part of the 1960s, Spencer appeared in many Italian films, but, he has said, his "career was strictly minor league until the late 1960s."

In a recent interview, Spencer commented: "Terence is like a brother to me, and like brothers we don't always agree, and he can be a pain in the neck sometimes." [laughs] "... our relationship I suppose is reflected in our movies, but he can always count on me as I can on him. We always enjoyed working together, probably why we made so many films together."

Among his films are Al di là della legge (Beyond the Law; 1968) with Lee Van Cleef, Un esercito di 5 uomini (Five Man Army: 1969) with Peter Graves, Dario Argento's 4 mosche di velluto grigio (Four Flies on Grey Velvet; 1971), and Una ragione per vivere e una per morire (A Reason to Live, A Reason to Die; 1972) with James Coburn and Telly Savalas.  Spencer also wrote the complete or partial screenplay for some of his movies.  His feature film career slowed down after 1983, and he turned his attention more toward television.  From 1988 through 1993, he appeared in a series of action/drama tv-movies as the characters "Big Man" Jack Clementi and Jack "Extralarge" Costello.

He became a certified commercial airline and helicopter pilot after appearing in All the Way Boys (1972).  In 1984, he established Mistral Air, an air-mail company that also transports pilgrims.  He later sold it to Poste Italiane to buy a textile mill that produced clothes for children.  He also supports many children's charities, including his own, the Spencer Scholarship Fund.

In 2005 Spencer entered politics, standing as regional councillor in Lazio for the center-right Forza Italia party.  He became a politician specifically at the bequest of then-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.  According to Spencer, "In my life, I've done everything.  There are only three things I haven't been - a ballet dancer, a jockey and a politician.  Given that the first two jobs are out of the question, I'll throw myself into politics."  However, he lost the seat; and Berlusconi's party was swept from power in 2006.  In 2011, his autobiography was published by Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf.

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01.  Dio Perdona... Io No (God Forgives... I Don't; Blood River 1967)
02.  I Quattro Dell' Ave Maria (Ace High 1968)
03.  La Collina Degli Stivali (Boot Hill 1969)
04.  Lo Chiamavano Trinita (My Name is Trinity 1970)
05.  Il Corsaro Nero (Blackie the Pirate 1971)
06.  Continuavano a Chiamarlo Trinita (Trinity is Still My Name 1971)
07.  Piu Forte Ragazzi (All the Way Boys 1972)
08.  Altrimenti ci Arrabbiamo (Watch Out We're Mad 1974)
09.  Porgi l'altra Guanica (Turn the Other Cheek 1974)
10.  I Due Superpiedi Quasi Piatti (Crime Busters 1977)
11.  Pari e Dispari (Gambling for High Stakes 1978)
12.  Io sto con gli Ippopotami (I'm for the Hippopotamus 1979)
13.  Chi Trova un Amico Trova un Tesor (A Friend is a Treasure 1981)
14.  Nati con la Camicia (Go for It 1983)
15.  Non c'e due Senza Quattro (Double Trouble 1984)
16.  Miami Supercops (1985)
17.  Botte di Natale (The Night Before Christmas 1994)


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I recently returned to school; as of yet I don't have a major, but I have had a lot of minors... I was accused of "statutory rape," but my lawyer got the charge reduced to "unlawful entry"... He argued, how can you call it "rape" if she was already dead?... When found in a skid row motel with a missing girl's corpse in the bed, it's best to tell the authorities that the room was like that when you checked in... As an international superstar I try to set an example by giving back to the world and consider my trolling tween chatrooms for confused and lonely girls with daddy-issues a vocation... I formed a charity to help promiscuous teenage girls- get their start... I'm single, but "carried a torch" for my ex just long enough to set fire to her new boyfriend's car... I don't regret one day of our relationship- it was a Thursday... I want a real skinny girl; not because I think it's sexy, but it's likely she'll have poor self-esteem or a drug problem (those chicks'll do anything!)... However, I am a sucker for big tits... My dream is to settle down with a woman with whom I can have a child she wont try to drown...