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The real movie which Monkey Island story was inspired from

It is quite obscure, too. I think most of italian people have never heard of it, including me until today.

I’ve found the movie online, hosted by Dailymotion.
It’s in italian language, no subtitles.
Part 1
Part 2

In Italian?
Are you saying that these guys didn’t speak English whilst moving their lips a bit oddly?!?

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:open_mouth: I thought they are speaking German…

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I’ve actually seen many of them in German. :wink:

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Most likely they acted speaking in English, and in post production they were dubbed in Italian (even if a good part of the cast is Italian). Back then it costed less money this way.

Yesterday evening I watched the movie. Thank you for the link! It is exactly what I needed to relax a bit. And I liked the acting roles of Hill and Spencer which are different from usual, before this couple’s formula was established. The plot goes on in the second part not as balanced as it could between drama and fun, as @Frenzie said, but in the end I liked it.
As for the original language of acting: it is likely that it was acted in Italian, and Spanish, depending on the nationality of the cast.
I can be quite sure, reading their lips, that Hill, Spencer and some other actors acted in italian (even if dubbed in their very same language) while Don Pedro (spanish actor Francisco Martinez Celeiro) and Carmen (spanish actress Aurora Julià) probably acted in Spanish. It is an italian-spanish co-production after all.

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@Sushi said he may or may not have seen it as a kid. I was the one who provided an opinion on the movie. :smiley:

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I didn’t know they did a pirate movie. Then again, I never bothered with Terence Hill movies. I found the Bud Spencer solo movies more entertaining.

So the opposite of what the tread title suggest. Then, “The movie which inspired Monkey Islands’ settings and characters” would be more like it, I guess.

More like a beat 'em up kind of movie, I suspect, right? Explains LeChuck’s strong punch.

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That Mancomb look alike also looks like Sal Vulcano with a real beard.

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Think more My Name is Nobody with pirates than Trinity.

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I’ve heard MI2 and big Whoop is based on https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Finds_a_Friend_Finds_a_Treasure

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Afaik, Monkey Island 2 was based on Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride, which also leads to the entire theme park idea.

While we’re on the topic of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill movies that inspired video games… there is also a video game based on their movies apparently (wait- that is actually the same thing!- oh well)

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Video games based on movies happen a lot, and rarely are worth it.
Likewise movies based on video games are rarely worth it.
Of course, there certainly are outstanding exceptions, but still rare.
Maybe we could make a threads to list those exceptions.

I was simply surprised that after more than 30 years someone thought of creating a game of what was a popular film series in the 70s and 80s.
I’ve played my share of bad movie adaptations, no worries. :wink:

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Here’s one I haven’t seen:

Yes, I had met the guys while they were programming SLAPS’N’BEANS. They got the IP for the characters and music, too, thanks to a good Kickstarter program. They raised enough money to develop a good game.
I have it in my Steam library, it seems to play inside a Bud Spencer & Terence Hill’s compilation of movies!

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Bud Spencer was an italian actor, his real name was Carlo Pedersoli, he passed away in 2016;
Also Terence Hill is italian, his real name is Mario Girotti.
I’m not sure what was the original language of their movies; (almost) all of them were italian productions, mostly with italian actors.

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:grin:

To be honest, he always stated (quite playfully) to be neapolitan, not italian :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Interestingly enough, Terence Hill is half italian (on his father’s side), half german (on his mother’s side) :it: :de:, and lived some years of his childhood in Lommatzsch, before coming back to Italy.

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