This film could have been titled “There Will Be Beef.”
Terence Hill has the bluest eyes in all of the West. They are bluer than Paul Newman's. They are even bluer than Hoppy's. Terence Hill also has the leanest face in the West. It is even leaner than John Phillip Law's face, and that is getting pretty damn lean. Terence Hill also has the fastest gun and the meanest brother in the West, and the dirtiest T-shirt, and the thinnest lips. So we know we are onto something right away when we go to see "They Call Me Trinity."
I don't know why they call him Trinity, except that maybe a mere third of the deity would have been insufficient for a hero of such proportions. In any event, the movie is a spoof of the traditional 1960s spaghetti Western. In fact, it is to spaghetti as spaghetti is to macaroni and cheese, a dish I have particularly disliked ever since the meat rationing days of World War II.
Before we go any further, we should probably note that Terence Hills real name is Mario Girotti and the real name of Bud Spencer, his co-star, is Carlo Pedersoli. I met Carlo one dusty afternoon two years ago on a Western set outside Rome. As "Bud Spencer," he was shooting an Italian Western named "The Five-Man Army." But he took off for two hours to eat a plate of spaghetti, a chop, a salad, a bowl of soup, another chop and an additional side of spaghetti, helped down by a liter or two of wine.
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