Friday, November 9, 2012
IT CAN BE DONE... AMIGO (1972)
If you can deal with the more comedic style spaghetti-westerns this one is pretty decent. Bud Spencer, who as far as I can tell was the king of these slapsticky type westerns after making those TRINITY movies along with Terrence Hill, stars here as a guy who ends up having to take care of a little boy whose uncle is shot and killed. Now in most Eurotrash movies little boys are horrifically annoying and this kid here is a bit of a smart ass but not gratingly awful like many. Hijinks ensue and many heads are bonked in the trademark Spencer head-bonking fashion. A big added bonus here is Jack Palance as a pimp. I think he just pimps showgirls but I'm not sure of the overlay in the showgirl/prostitute professions in old western times. They're just shown here being overly affectionate showgirls since this movie was rated PG but I'll still count Palance as a pimp since he seems noticeably extra-sleazy. One weird thing about his character is sometimes he speaks with a Mexican accent and other times he's just talking like regular old Jack Palance. There's also a town-crazy who eats dirt looking for oil. I have my doubts about the accuracy of this method but it makes for some strange scenes. Overall a decent time-waster and a good way to pass the time after a stupid hurricane knocks out your internet connections.
I guess in Germany this is called THE DICK IN MEXICO: