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Carambola (Italy 1974 / Director: Ferdinando Baldi)

  • Runtime: 99 min
  • Release Date: 13.9.1974

Also known as

Carambola! (English) | Vier Fäuste schlagen wieder zu (Germany) | Carambola! - Slår alltid först (Sweden) | Caramba-veljekset (Finland) | Mon nom est Trinita (Belgium) | Si ce n'est toi... c'est donc ton frere (France) | Nos llaman Carambola (Spain) | Karambol (Turkey) | Strange Adventures of Coby and Ben

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Paul L. Smith (as Paul Smith)(Clem/Ben/Lynn/Butch/Len Rothman), Antonio Cantafora (as Michael Coby)(Coby/Toby/Trinity), Horst Frank (Glideson), Guglielmo Spoletini (as William Bogart)(Kelly), Pino Ferrara (Captain Howard), Franco Fantasia (Professor Max Lager), Ignazio Spalla (as Pedro Sanchez)(Mexican revolutionary), Giovanni Pazzafini (Glideson henchman), Gianlorenzo Bernini, Luciano Catenacci (Agent Howard), Pietro Ceccarelli (Roger), Melissa Chimenti (Pamela), Luigi Antonio Guerra, Carla Mancini, Amadeo Trilli (as Mike Morris), Fred Robsahm, Claudio Ruffini, Gaetano Russo, Pietro Torrisi (prison warden), Roberto dell'Acqua, Glauco Onorato
  • Story: Nico Ducci, Mino Roli
  • Screenplay: Ferdinando Baldi, Nico Ducci, Mino Roli
  • Cinematography: Aiace Parolin (Eastmancolor, CinemaScope 2,35:1)
  • Music: Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, Vince Tempera
  • Songs: "You Can Fly", "Milk Serenade" sung by Dream Bags
  • Producer: Manolo Bolognini


Coby is an ex-soldier and billiard champion. He and his friend Len accept the sum of 50,000 dollars to investigate the trafficking of arms across the Mexican border, but the pair come across a new revolutionary revolver. Followed by Carambola, filotto... tutti in buca.


This film embodies all the qualities that I hate in a Spaghetti Western comedy. And I actually enjoy most of these comedies! But the film here is mostly a compilation of unimaginably tedious fight scenes that are all scored to a grossly overplayed bubble gum musical score all involving a fat man wih dark hair and a grumpy attitude. Sound familiar? All too much. Trinity was pretty new with these ideas but here, they're so overdone, it self parodies its self parody!

by Korano


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