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Operación Mantis (El exterminio del macho) (1985)

A beautiful woman is killed while skiing in Candanchú. But she is more than a beautiful model.

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El audaz Sam Stevenson
Julia Saly ...
La seductora Jacqueline Genet / La diabólica Mantis
Fedra Lorente ...
La explosiva Mari Pepi
Yolanda Farr ...
El malvado técnico
Paloma Cela ...
Marquesa de Andrade
Fernando Bilbao ...
Kong
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Presentador
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El sagaz Mister Alfa (as José Sazatornil 'Saza')
Taida Urruzola ...
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Adolfo Thous ...
Portero chalet
Analía Ivars ...
Manicura
Alfonso Castizo ...
Árbitro ring
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La valerosa Allyson Love
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El astuto Marcello Antonelli
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A beautiful woman is killed while skiing in Candanchú. But she is more than a beautiful model.

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1985 (Hong Kong)  »

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El exterminio del macho - Operación Mantis  »

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At the end of the movie, several titles for fake upcoming sequels pop up. One of them is "Espía como puedas" ("Spy as you can"), a play on the Spanish title of Airplane! (1980), which was "Aterriza como puedas" ("Land as you can"). Years later, when Spy Hard (1996) was released in Spain, it was given the title "Espía como puedas". See more »

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References Superman (1978) See more »

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Mantis
Music by Fernando García Morcillo
Lyrics by Julia Saly (as Julia Salinero)
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All around fun with Paul Naschy
25 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be an all around fun time. I was previously on familiar with Paul Naschy's werewolf films which all seem to have a somber and bleak tone to me, but you won't find any of that here. This movie is pure madcap fun in the tradition of 'Airplane!', 'Cannonball Run', 'Austin Powers', and the 'Flint' films. Basically a rather simple eurospy storyline told through a series of mini sketches and sight gags, and in my opinion in pays off very well.

If you can find it, give it a shot, it's in Spanish, and not available in an English dub to my knowledge, however the humor comes of as very American and doesn't seem dated at all.

Operation Mantis: 8/10. Check it out.


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