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The Brothers O'Toole
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R,1hr 34min
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1973
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Timeless Media
Synopsis: This barely released western spoof stars John Astin and Steve Carlson as the con-artist title characters, at large in 1890 Colorado. The comedy is on a "Little Rascals" level, while the action highlights, centered around a gold hunt, are compromised by uncertain staging. Hans Conried provides some of the film's brightest moments as a bombastic, slovenly politician. Erdman himself plays a small role, sharing screen time with such reliables as Jesse White, Pat Carroll, Lee Meriweather and Allyn Joslyn. ... Full Synopsis
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The 1960s and 1970s produced a number of memorable comedy westerns, such as Cat Ballou and Blazing Saddles, but it also produced a number of misfires in this genre, such as The Brothers O'Toole. Brothers wants to be a zany laugh riot, but it mistakes silliness and sloppiness for wit and ingenuity. There are some moments that do ring true, but there are many more -- such as the spitting and belching ... Read Review
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