Nobody likes Raul Arevalo. His servants either want to quit or kill him, depending on what day it is. The maid answers the door with a shotgun. People want to blow him up. The father of a girl he slept with and impregnated wants to beat him to a pulp if he doesn't marry her. What's a swinging playboy/amateur race car driver/pop star to do? Find someone to take his place, of course.
Enter Miguel Miguel Garcia, a regular Joe who won a Raul Arevalo look-alike contest a few years back. Raul dispatches his "con-boy" (pronounced manservant) Reboyo to find Miguel and offer him a good chunk of money to take Raul's place for a while--just long enough for one of the aforementioned parties to knock him off. Miguel accepts, but he soon begins to wonder if it's really worth it--especially when he discovers that among the people trying to do away with him is none other than Raul himself! Add to the mix a bumbling police inspector with short-term memory issues, an acid-wielding jilted girlfriend, and a shipment of drugs, and you have one of the most entertaining films in any language.
Hollywood would do well to look towards movies like this as opposed to remaking mediocre television fare.
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