A Friend Is a Treasure

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A Friend Is a Treasure
A Friend Is a Treasure.jpg
Brazilian DVD cover
Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Written by Sergio Corbucci Mario Amendola
Starring Terence Hill
Bud Spencer
Music by La Bionda
Release dates
  • 10 December 1981 (1981-12-10)
Running time
102 minutes
Country Italy
United States
Language Italian

A Friend Is a Treasure (Italian: Chi trova un amico, trova un tesoro also known as Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure) is an Italian adventure-comedy movie directed in 1981 by Sergio Corbucci. It was filmed at Key Biscayne, Florida.[1][2]


Alan is an inveterate gambler who accumulates a lot of debt and therefore is forced to flee, pursued by shady employers in the area. Charlie is an actor who advertises a jam taste horrible and must return home with a boat trip. Alan, still fleeing, hiding their Charlie's boat which just do not see it starting to not stand for his gab and his little tricks from young prankster. Because of a dispute, the two fall out of the boat and appear to reach a remote island of the Pacific. There, the two initially believe they are on a desert island, but then discover that it is inhabited and familiarize themselves with the natives. But the welcome party is interrupted by a group of pirates who come each year to capture some natives to sell them as slaves, but they do not know that there are now Alan and Charlie will give them the heave-ho to the sound of punches and blows . Expelled the invaders, the two friends and the natives celebrate and make peace with an old Japanese general in a fort on the island who still believed that the World War II was not over. The man receives in his bunker Alan and Charlie and shows them a huge amount of money that he kept hidden for years. Charlie is crazy with joy and steals them all in secret, while the Japanese confides to Alan that they were all fake. Charlie plans to go on a plane half destroyed, but the pirates on the island inadvertently come back more aggressive and with the incursion of a group of members who had the honor to clash with Alan at the beginning of the story. The natives are captured and humiliated, so Alan and Charlie, who in the meantime had gone off without the latter had discovered the secret of fake money, swoop down with the plane on the attackers. But there's more, the two heroes must fight with their enemies in a battle to the sound of blows and punches that will bring lasting peace to the island. Finally the only ones to have lost something after the adventure Alan and Charlie are just that, discovering the falsity of the bills, find work as scavengers of a museum.



  1. ^ "Chi trova un amico trova un tesoro". budterence.tk. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Terence risponde alle domande dei fan". TerenceHill.com. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 

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