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on 24 September 2016
Just one of the best Terrence Hill and Bud Spencer movies! Yet with these 2, every movie is good!
Great quality DVD!
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on 28 May 2015
Easy watching film
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on 16 June 2010
bit tricky trying to get it to play in english (menu in italian), it has some very funny moments. the picture and sound quality is excellent.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 21 January 2013
Originally released as "Botte Di Natale" (Troublemakers, 1994), it amazes me that Terence Hill (born Mario Girotti) was able to muscle up the financial clout for this film given the Italian spaghetti western had long since run it's course. I guess this is testament to the popularity of Hill and his old sparring partner Bud Spencer (born Carlo Pedersoli) in their native Italy, popularity gained as a result of their many lucrative collaborations such as the Trinity films. Somehow he managed to raid German funds to finance the film, possibly using contacts he had made whilst making films in that country in the sixties. Some of this budget was spent on location filming in New Mexico and not in Spain the ancestral filming home of so many spaghetti westerns.

Hill simply reprises the wacky characters he played in the Trinity films and the well known "My Name Is Nobody", that he co-starred in with Hollywood legend Henry Fonda. Both the stars were starting to get a bit long in the tooth, with Bud approaching his mid sixties. They play two brothers who attempt to see their mother on Christmas day, but this does not prove so easy as they get sidetracked with both robbers and the law. The film is basically an excuse for mostly badly misfiring offbeat humour. There is an awful lot of unconventional fisticuffs and general falling about. Perhaps most odd is the boys mother who is a dead ringer for the 'wicked witch of the east'. The films Christmas theme is aimed at a family audience and its slapstick approach may appeal to younger watchers......errrr....but I doubt it! They will be too busy playing computer games! The film contains a rocking chair scene that is very original and very funny, but perhaps not worth buying the film for. You can't really criticise the enthusiasm of the cast and the stuntmen who earned their bread, but unfortunately they can't save this one as a contender for a golden turkey. This is the spaghetti western in its last death throes! If you are brave enough to buy it look out for the unusual Christmas tree! Two stars for the rocking chair scene and because it is a western!
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on 29 June 2011
Very good it is funny and my husband likes Terence Hill and Bud Spencer.My husband gets a little depressed because he is disabled so something like this film picks him up, it's nice to hear him laugh out loud.
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on 7 February 2017
good fun
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on 1 April 2013
Great as usual ever since Trinity Films loved watching Terence Hill and Bud Spencer movies. Fight scenes so well co-ordinated, never disappoints.
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on 9 February 2011
aka'troublemakers'
quite disappointed as i already own this movie. amazon should make sure same items will not be sold under a different title & a different cover.
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