The Night Before Christmas
(1994) Travis, a gunslinger receives a letter from his mother Maw, asking him to bring his brother Moses and his family to a Christmas reunion and to give them an unknown treasure she claims to have inherited it from his father. Moses is a bounty hunter, who is angry at Maw, for letting his stolen horses loose, forcing Travis to set up a plan. Travis saves an outlaw named Sam Stone from being hanged and teams up with his brother to catch him. When the brothers stay at Moses' family's house, Travis gives them plans to get to Maw's. When they head off the next morning, Moses' family heads on their way to Maw's.

While passing some time at a town, Travis gets into a fist fight with a man, named Dodge and... read more... his gang, who were teasing a young woman. Moses unwillingly comes and helps Travis finish them off. The woman, Bridget invites the brothers to have cookies and tea with her and her sister, Melie. After leaving and setting up camp, Travis finds Stone and gang, talking about robbing a bank, the next day at noon. The next day, the brothers plan a trap to catch Stone. The plan backfires when they come in at the wrong time. The sheriff and his deputy mistake Travis and Moses as part of Stone's gang and arrest them.

Bridget bails Travis out, revealing that Stone took their beloved bear. When Moses is sentenced to hang the next morning, Travis tries to free him in the same way he freed Stone (shooting the noose.) A dog attacks Travis and Moses is hanged, but due to his enormous size, he destroys the gallows. Moses survives with only a few splinters. He comes up with a plan to catch Stone, but the plan fails and they are captured. Travis reveals to Stone that he saved his life, and Stone lets them go. Moses comes up with plan B, which works. When Moses falls asleep, Travis frees Stone and Stone dummy-ties him.

Moses abandons Travis, but he hitches a ride from nearby Navajo Indians. Moses' son, Junior wants to by a horse for his father. He heads to town and is captured by Stone, who learns of the Christmas reunion. Travis and Moses reunite and wait for Stone's next move. Junior escapes and follows the brothers. He camps out for the night. Junior wakes up and finds himself face-to-face with a western diamondback rattlesnake. He gets bitten, but manages to ride to Travis and Moses. The brothers take him to Bridget's and Melie, where he recovers from the venom.

Travis reveals the reunion, angering Moses. Moses is about to kill Travis, but Junior warns them about Stone's plan. Before leaving, Bridget and Travis share a kiss. The brothers finally arrive at Maw's and discover that she is holding Stone captive. Moses' family, Travis, Bridget and Melie all share a Christmas dinner as a family. However, the sheriff, deputy, Dodge and his gang plan to kill them but drop their guns when they are hypnotized by the night sky's beauty. A giant fist fight occurs between the two groups, involving the family winning. One of the daughters calls the event "The Fight Before Christmas."

The next morning, Maw reveals that the treasure is where their hearts are, much to Stone's dismay. Maw then leaves for Denver and all the people are taken a picture of by the photographer.
Alternate english titles
The Fight Before Christmas
Troublemakers
Original Title
Botte di Natale
International titles
Битката преди Коледа
bulgarian
The Troublemakers
danish
Die Troublemaker
german
Oi samatatzides
greek
Y en Nochebuena... ¡Se armó el belén!
spanish
Minä armahdan Mooses ei
finnish
Les Troubles-Fêtes
french
Petit papa baston
french
Bunyó karácsonyig
hungarian
Botte di Natale
italian
A Volta de Trinity
portuguese
Os Caça-Sarilhos
portuguese
DirectorTerence Hill
WriterJess Hill
Trailer:
german
english
Bud Spencer Official Shop
Old School Heroes
Flatfoot
Watch Out, We're Mad
B. Joe / Photo Booth
I'm for the Hippopotamus
All the Way
Boys!
Cast
Travis
Terence Hill
Moses
Bud Spencer
Sam Stone
Boots Southerland
Maw
Ruth Buzzi
Dodge
Neil Summers
Blacksmith
Michael Huddleston
Bridget
Anne Kasprik
Melle
Eva Hassmann
Sheriff Fox
Ron Carey
Deputy Joe
Fritz Sperberg
Janie
Radha Delamarter
Moses Junior
Jonathan Tucker
Jessica
Paloma von Broadley
Mary Lou
Samantha Waidler
Twin
Kevin Barker
Twin
Brian Barker
Child
Charlie Barker
Child
Pilar O'Connell
Child
Sarah Waidler
Child
Lauren Myers
Child
Natasha Goslow
Patrick
Patrick Myers
Photographer
John David Garfield
Outlaw #2
Tom Eiden
Outlaw #3
Bo Gray (Bo Greigh)
Cowboy #1
Forrie J. Smith
Cowboy #2
Steven G. Tyler
Little bear
William P. Yazzie
Judge
Jack Caffrey
Blackjack
Adam Taylor
Executioner
Geoffrey Martin
Preacher
Lou Baker
Girl
Sommer Betsworth
Corral owner
Jerry Gardner
Telegraph clerk
Jess Hill
Puppeteer
Michael McCormick
Elderly woman
Harriet White
Bank clerk
Tom Connor
Santa Claus
J. Michael 'Yak' Oliva
Schoolgirl #1
Aviva Baumann
Schoolgirl #2
Taunee Watson
Outlaw #4
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
Cowboy killer
Massimiliano Ubaldi
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