Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Trinity is still my name (4 Stars)

This is a sequel to "They call me Trinity". It's usually considered to be the best film made by Terence Hill and Bud Spencer, and when it was released in 1971 it was the highest grossing Italian film ever. I think I forgot to mention in my previous reviews that Terence and Bud are Italians. Terence's birth name was Mario Girotti, while Bud's birth name was Carlo Pedersoli. Their American sounding names probably contributed to their success. Nowadays it's not usual for stars from non-English speaking countries to change their names for the sake of international audiences. That's a shame. Germany's Matthias Schweighöfer is in serious need of a new name.

After the events of the first film the two brothers, Trinity (Terence Hill) and Bambino (Bud Spencer) are wandering around in the desert. I should really put the names in the other order, because Bambino is the older brother, whatever his name might suggest. Trinity looks up to his older brother and wants to follow in his footsteps, but Bambino finds him annoying because Trinity is a failure in the family business: stealing horses and cattle. When they return home their parents persuade them to work together. But Trinity still hasn't learnt how to be a professional. When they ambush a farmer's family to steal their horses he falls in love with their daughter and spares them, much to his brother's dismay. Their misadventures continue through the film, ending with an epic 10-minute battle in a monastery while they're disguised as monks.

This is once more a very good film from Terence Hill and Bud Spencer, though spoilt by poor picture quality. The remastered version is only available in Germany.

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