Watch Out, We're Mad!

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Watch Out, We're Mad!
(...altrimenti ci arrabbiamo!)
Original DVD cover - Art by Renato Casaro
Directed by Marcello Fondato
Produced by Mario Cecchi Gori
Written by Marcello Fondato
Francesco Scardamaglia
Starring Terence Hill
Bud Spencer
Music by Oliver Onions
Cinematography Arturo Zavattini
Edited by Sergio Montanari
Alfonso Santacana
Distributed by Columbia Pictures (US)
Release date
March 29, 1974 (Italy)
May 1976 (USA)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Watch Out, We're Mad! (Italian: ...altrimenti ci arrabbiamo!) is a 1974 Italian-Spanish international co-production action comedy starring the comedy team of Terence Hill and Bud Spencer.[1][2]


Somewhere in Spain, off-road race car driver Ben (Spencer) is anticipating the next rallycross race he will be in, because of the prize—a red Puma dune buggy with yellow top. However, he does not count on "The Kid" (Hill) entering the competition, and he also has a talent for the sport—and an eye on that same dune buggy. During the race, each man battles furiously to the finish line. But in a surprise, they both end up tying for first place, and they are both awarded the dune buggy. They run from their cars and touch the buggy at the same time. Of course, sharing is out of the question, so they soon get to a serious discussion as to how it should be decided as to who gets the buggy. Finally they decide to bet it in a "beer and sausages" duel in a luna park pub, in which "the first one that blow up lose the car and pay the tab" .

The challenge is roughly interrupted by "Boss" (Sharp) henchmen, a building profiteer that wants to demolish the luna park for being able to replace it with a skyscraper. At the order of a henchman to "come out from the car, otherwise i will destroy this jalopy", Ben and Kid disobey and drive away, which results in the buggy being rammed by another car, destroying it.

Resoluted to reclaim a new buggy (same as the destroyed one), the two come in the Boss restaurant, and here they say "...otherwise we'll get mad!!". After the two go away, the boss is disposed to buy a new buggy to compensate them, but is discouraged by the "Doctor" (Pleasance), a German-born Freudian psychologist: he believes that Ben and Kid are two spoiled children that think the boss is their father. To give in to their demand would be a bad psychological fallout. The Doctor exalts Boss wickedness, trying to goad him into dealing with the two like 'a strong father', resulting in the boss sending his henchmen after them.

Feeling that the boss didn't get their point, Kid moves on to persuade the boss to give them the dune buggy, with Ben reluctantly tagging along, partially due to Ben having to study his part for the choir. The first attempt culminates in an all-out brawl in the gym, where the two beat up Attila and his henchmen, which in turn infuriates the boss enough to send a motorcycle gang after them.

After a chase scene through a nearby forest area and the motorcycle gang being disposed of in various ways, the professor persuades the boss to send a highly skilled assassin after them, hiring one from the Chicago Underworld. The assassin confronts the two, although both manage to evade his attempts, with Kid luring him away from Ben's place. This culminates however in a confrontation right in the middle of the repetition of the choir Ben is part of, which eventually results in Ben getting kicked out of the choir, despite the assassin himself eventually being caught by Kid and forced at gunpoint to play in the Boss' restaurant. Infuriated, the Boss is about to use his trademark punishment where he stabs his fork into the hand of his henchmen on the professor, only for the professor to suggest to target Jeremiah instead, even though the boss knows Jeremiah as a great cook.

After Ben sends Kid away from having kicked him out of the choir, he finds Jeremiah beaten up and injured in his car. Now being mad, he moves directly to the boss' restaurant to confront the boss, where the Kid meets up with him. After initially being turned away by the one answering the door, Ben and Kid force their way into the restaurant using Ben's car, after which they have a massive brawl against Boss' henchmen while the floor is covered in balloons.

In the end, the Boss finally has had enough and presents Ben and Kid with not one, but TWO of the dune buggy's they had been wanting, one for each of them, but as they have fun with the buggy's, Kid gets distracted by the female employee of the funfair he had taken interest in, resulting in him crashing against and destroying Ben's buggy. As Ben watches the burning wreckage, Kid sits next to him, resulting in the two deciding what to do in order to decide who gets the remaining buggy.



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