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Inspector Calzonzin (1974)

Calzonzín inspector (original title)
A humble peasant is mistaken by a federal government inspector in a small town.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pancho Córdova ...
Don Perpetuo del Rosal
Virma González ...
Héctor Ortega ...
Arturo Alegro ...
Chon Prieto
Carmen Salinas ...
Doña Eme
Carolina Barret ...
Doña Pomposa
Mario García 'Harapos' ...
Lina Montes
Carlos Jordán
Agustín Isunza
Arturo G. Ramirez
Giovanni Korporaal
Hugo González Guzmán
Mario Zebadúa 'Colocho


In a small town, the crooked local officials find out that a federal government inspector is coming, then Calzonzín (Alfonso Arau) , a poor peasant suffers from a case of "mistaken identity" when the local officials believe that he is the inspector sent by the federal government. Written by jairhcastillo

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2 May 1974 (Mexico)  »

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When Calzonzin is attempting to take off on board an airplane, his friend falls off and accidentally pulls off the right wing aileron from the airplane. When the plane does take flight, the aileron is reappears attached to the wing, undamaged. See more »


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A Mexico's Social chritic
17 November 2004 | by (San Luis Potosi, Mexico) – See all my reviews

There's no doubt this is one of the funniest Mexican films ever!

This movie shows the way confusions can hit a whole small town in Mexico, which is lead and owned by a typical Mexican cacique, who does almost anything he desires until he finds out an inspector will arrive to this town by surprise and on the other hand, Calzonzin, a Mexican Indian escapes from people who tries to kill him and matches to the description Don Perpetuo has for the Inspectro and confuses Calzonzin with the Inspector.

This is just the beginning of a whole bunch of situations, all are a lot of fun, where Don Perpetuo is trying to hide away from Calzonzin, Inspector all the corruption and irregularities of his dirty government.

I always laugh out loud with Don perpetuo's parrot "pendejo!" shout every time anyone hits his cage with their head.

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