After bandits steal his poker winnings this American legend makes his way to the next town in search of them.


Marcello Olivieri (screenplay), Luca Biglione (screenplay) | 4 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Hill ... Minnesota West / Doc West
Clare Carey ... Denise Stark
Maria P. Petruolo Maria P. Petruolo ... Millie Mitchell (as Mary Petruolo)
Alessio Di Clemente Alessio Di Clemente ... Garvey
Micah Alberti ... Burt Baker
Linus Huffman ... Jack Baker
Gisella Marengo ... Dana Mitchell
Mercedes Leggett ... Gloria
Boots Southerland Boots Southerland ... Nathan Mitchell
Adam Taylor Adam Taylor ... Victor Baker
Benjamin Petry Benjamin Petry ... Silver (as Ben Petry)
Paul Sorvino ... Sheriff Roy Basehart
Ryil Adamson ... Telegrapher
Anthony Aj Atler Anthony Aj Atler ... Scrawny Kid (as Anthony 'AJ' Atler)
Crispian Belfrage ... Sam Lynchett


After bandits steal his poker winnings this American legend makes his way to the next town in search of them. Seeking out his revenge during a poker game gone bad Doc West finds himself in the local town jail. When his past is exposed and a battle amongst the town breaks out in gunfire he will have to choose sides, between the outlaws or the law-abiding citizens. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Western


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Made for Italian TV but shot in English in Santa Fe, New Mexico. See more »


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Doc West
Written by Cesare De Natale and Maurizio De Angelis
Performed by Oliver Onions
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A fitting swansong for an incredibly popular western star
16 November 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

I saw this TV movie on a UK TV channel, where it was called DOC WEST'S CHALLENGE and split into two parts over two consecutive nights. The film is of interest to spaghetti westerns for marking the return of popular spaghetti western actor Terence Hill to the genre, some decades since he was last famed around the world for his comedy westerns.

I never really warmed to Hill as an actor, much preferring his sparring partner Bud Spencer, although the sad news is that Spencer doesn't return for whatever reason here. Instead, he's replaced with lookalike Paul Sorvino, who I admit does an excellent job of playing the likable town sheriff. The story is a straightforward and dare I say it rather clichéd one. Hill plays a card sharp who once happened to be a surgeon, until alcoholism caused the death of one of his patients. You can work out the storyline from there, except to say that there are the usual criminal bad guys to be taken care of and a little romance along the way.

The worst thing about DOC WEST'S CHALLENGE is the family-friendly rating and feel, which has much in common with the usual horrid American TV movies. Still, the Italian influence makes this one to watch, and the filming locations - in New Mexico - are spot on. Plus, Hill is a delight to watch. He's aged very well (much like fellow western actor Franco Nero), and his character is warm and charismatic throughout. A fitting swansong for the star, then.

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7 September 2009 (Italy) See more »

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Doc West - Nobody ist zurück See more »

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