Buddy Goes West

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  • 1970
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 6.4  (3,588)

Buddy Goes West is a western comedy film released in 1981. The film stars Bud Spencer as a quiet, easygoing man named Buddy whose journey westward leads him on an unexpected adventure. Along the way, he encounters a motley crew of characters and gets involved in a number of hilarious escapades. The movie opens with Buddy leaving his hometown in the east and heading out west to find a job as a cowboy. On his travels, he runs into a few unsavory characters who try to cheat him out of his money. But Buddy is no pushover and easily dispatches them with his impressive fighting skills.

As Buddy continues on his journey, he meets a group of bandits who have robbed a bank and are on the run from the law. In a case of mistaken identity, they think Buddy is a famous gunslinger and ask for his assistance in helping them escape. Buddy is more than happy to oblige and joins forces with them.

Together, Buddy and the bandits embark on a madcap adventure that involves train robberies, gunfights, and horseback chases. Along the way, they meet a beautiful woman named Lucy (played by Raimonda Navarro) who gets caught up in their escapades.

As the group continues their journey, they encounter a dangerous town ruled by a corrupt sheriff (played by Joe Bugner). Buddy and the bandits must use all their wits and skills to outsmart the sheriff and his men and escape with their lives.

Throughout the film, Buddy's laid-back demeanor and hilarious one-liners provide a comedic counterpoint to the action-packed scenes. Whether he's wrestling with a bear, riding a horse or challenging someone to a fistfight, Buddy always manages to come out on top.

Buddy Goes West was directed by Michele Lupo, who was known for his work on spaghetti westerns. The film is a classic example of the genre, featuring dusty landscapes, saloons, and shootouts. However, it also has a lighthearted and humorous tone that sets it apart from other westerns of the time.

The film's standout performance is undoubtedly that of Bud Spencer, who brings a unique charm and energy to the role of Buddy. Spencer was a popular actor in Italy and appeared in over 80 films during his career. He was known for his imposing stature and athletic abilities, which he put to good use in the film's many fight scenes.

Overall, Buddy Goes West is a fun and entertaining film that combines action, comedy, and western tropes to great effect. The movie is well-paced and never takes itself too seriously, making it a great choice for fans of the genre or anyone looking for a few laughs.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 28 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (3,588)