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Who Finds A Friend Finds A Treasure

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Verus Ferreira

Who Finds A Friend Finds A Treasure
Rs. 199/-
Terence Hill, Bud Spencer
Directed by: Segio Corbucci

The duo of Terence Hill and Bud Spencer has been together on many a comedy flick which many fans of comedy have begun to love. One of the best films to feature the duo is this 1981 adventure - suspense filled is ‘Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure’ a true family entertainer.

The story begins with Alan (Terence Hill) who is a losing gambler and decides to swindle some mobsters out, but ends up owing the gang $50,000 as gambling debt. As a last resort to get money, he finds an ancient treasure map from his uncle and tries to find the treasure. With the map he runs away from his creditors only to fall in another trap. He stows away on a small boat captained by Charlie (Bud Spencer) who is about to embark on a world tour sponsored by a marmalade company. Alan begins to move around the boat, but is soon discovered when Charlie finds his breakfast missing. After a minor fight between the two Alan accidentally falls in the shark infested waters, but is rescued by the good hearted Charlie. But Alan’s ways don’t change and he plays a prank on Charlie and directs the boat to an island (Monga Bonga) where he believes there is hidden WWII treasure as per his uncle’s map. Another fight ensues and this time both fall in the water while their boat sails away.

The duo swim across to the coconut palm tree lined island and expect it to be deserted, but are surprised to find that the island has local natives, slavers and a nutty Japanese soldier (Kamasoka) who doesn't know that the war is over. The duo befriend the natives, the Japanese soldier and with their help try to find the treasure. But all is not okay, as the pirates and the gang who wants Alan is also on the trail of the treasure. Who gets it unfurls in one helluva comedy.

Don’t miss the superb music.

    — Verus Ferreira

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