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Uppercut (1978)

Lo chiamavano Bulldozer (original title)
After his fishing boat is "periscoped", ex US footballer Bulldozer docks in an Italian port, where local criminals and American soldiers fight each other. Locals discover Bulldozer's talents and challenge the Yanks to a football game.

Director:

Michele Lupo

Writers:

Rainer Brandt, Marcello Fondato (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Spencer ... Bulldozer
Raimund Harmstorf ... Sergeant Kempfer
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Gerry
Nando Paone ... Odd boy
Enzo Santaniello Enzo Santaniello ... Red-haired boy
Marco Stefanelli Marco Stefanelli ... Tony
Giovanni Vettorazzo Giovanni Vettorazzo ... Spitz
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Colonel Martin (as René Kolldehoff)
Joe Bugner ... Orso
Luigi Bonos ... Bulldozers pal, trying to build him a new motor drive (as Gigi Bonos)
Renato Chiantoni Renato Chiantoni ... Ozgur
Piero Del Papa Piero Del Papa ... Haircutter
Totò Mignone Totò Mignone ... Father of Tony (as Toto Mignone)
Mike Morris Mike Morris
Gigi Reder Gigi Reder ... Curatolo
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Storyline

The "Bulldozer", a former football star, is now working as a fisherman. As a group of street-people arranges a football match against the local Armybase, he is asked to be their trainer. His boat was damaged by a submarine and he currently has no work, so he agrees. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <wolfii@leo.org>

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Action | Comedy | Sport

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[Bulldozer enters a bar]
barkeeper: Hi. What do ya want, mate?
Bulldozer: An omelette, please.
barkeeper: With one or two eggs?
[pause]
Bulldozer: Twelve.
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Alternate Versions

Almost 13 minutes of footage was cut from the German release. Missing are two longer sequences showing Bud Spencer beating up Joe Bugner. Only the Italian TV version is completely intact. See more »

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Bulldozer
Performed by Oliver Onions
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Again the corpulent Bud Spencer as a coach against experimented American players
13 February 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This time Bud Spencer is a fisherman whose ship crashes with a submarine . While he attempts to make reforms on his boat Spencer competing an arm-wrestling (such as ¨Stallone's Over the top¨) contest with an US Army sergeant (Raimund Harmstorf) . Colonel Martin (Reinhard Koldehoff ) commandant of the HQ ¨Headquarter Camp Durban US Army ¨assigns the sergeant to form the American football team to compete Italians . Then the former player called ¨Bulldozer¨ takes in charge of the training . As Bud trains an Italian botcher team and it all climaxes a Rugby championship between American soldiers and Latinos players . Both of them dressed in white ¨The Rangers¨ and blue ¨the visitors¨. When Spencer goes into the action he turns the score , playing like a Bulldozer.

This amusing , engaging movie is crammed of fist-fights, overwhelming stunt-work and lots of humor. Bud Spencer is top notch as one army man confronting a group of American soldiers and as always he makes his own stunts with comic touches , as usual . The lighting-paced storyline slows down at times , but frantic fight's sequences make up for it . It's an amusing romp with brawls , including amusing bounds and leaps at a bakery . This is a nice entertaining juvenile for Bud Spencer fans , as he's delight . It packs action, fist-play, slapdash, humor with tongue-in-cheek and is quite bemusing . This release has some cool and several hilarious moments such as the continuous fights ; however the Terence Hill-Bud Spencer duo films are better . The film isn't always good , sometimes is fresh and diverting and on a couple of memorable occasions ,it's frankly delicious . The movie displays innumerable laughters , jokes and slapstick . In the picture appears usual secondaries from B Italian series seen in several genres as Spaghetti Western and Peplum as Nello Pazzafini , Fortunato Arena , Giovanni Cianfriglia ,Mike Morris, Roberto and Octaviano Dell'Acqua .Catching and commercial musical score by Guido and Mauricio De Angelis -Spaghetti Western's ordinaries- and composed by synthesizer, as usual . The motion picture written by Marcelo Fondato is middlingly directed by Michele Lupo . This is a passable entertaining juvenile that will appeal to Italian comedy buffs.

In the 70s and 80s Bud Spencer starred various movies without Terence Hill , as he made three kind of films : 1ª he performed pictures with a little boy as partner as ¨Banana Joe ¨ , ¨Aladino¨and ¨The Supersheriff¨ ; 2ª about cop named Flatfoot or Rizzo, also called Piedone, such as, ¨Flatfoot , Flatfoot in Hong Kong, Flatfoot in Egypt , Flatfoot in Africa¨, furthermore the ¨Extralargo¨ series 3ª about diverse characters as a medieval knight as ¨Soldier of fortune¨ , a swindler as ¨Mr Charleston¨ or a fisherman , ex-player as ¨Bulldozer¨. Rating : Average only for Bud Spencer fans .


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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 October 1978 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Sie nannten ihn Mücke See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leone Film, Rialto Film See more »
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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