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Espérame en el cielo (1988)

Did Franco have a double? The story is set in the late 40's, in Spain... The humble owner of an orthopedics shop in Madrid is abducted by a misterious group... He disappears for the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pepe Soriano ...
Paulino Alonso / Francisco Franco
José Sazatornil ...
Alberto Sinsoles (as José Sazatornil 'Saza')
Chus Lampreave ...
Emilia
Manolo Codeso ...
Luis
Amparo Valle ...
Rosa
Paco Cambres ...
Capellán de El Pardo (as Francisco Cambres)
José Luis Barceló ...
Almirante Carrero Blanco (as Jose Luis Barcelo)
Josefina Calatayud ...
Pedro Civera ...
Embajador egipcio
Miguel de Grandy ...
Ayudante de campo
Pedro del Río ...
Cura (as Pedro del Rio)
Francisco Javier ...
Mayordomo
Chari Moreno ...
Mujer del mayordomo
Lorenzo Ramírez ...
Sereno (as Lorenzo Ramirez)
Gabriel Latorre ...
Barbero
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Did Franco have a double? The story is set in the late 40's, in Spain... The humble owner of an orthopedics shop in Madrid is abducted by a misterious group... He disappears for the external world... What happened to him? Due to an uncanny similarity with the dictator, Franco, he has been "selected" for the highly secret "Operation Janus", to provide a double for Franco for dangerous moments. Written by Jose Beltran <pepe@prince.pe.u-tokyo.ac.jp>

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December 1990 (USA)  »

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Wait for Me in Heaven  »

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The name of main character of this movie, a man forced to become a double of Francisco Franco, is Paulino which was Franco's real second name. See more »

Quotes

Alberto Sinsoles: [Aiming at Franco or Franco's double with a gun] You are not the Generalísimo! I know that, because... 'coz when the Generalísimo stares at a man... eh, that man, that man's soul, eh, freezes and... eh...
[suddenly aiming at his own head]
Alberto Sinsoles: Yessir, whatever you command, my Generalísimo! Viva Franco! Arriba España!
[click!]
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References Gilda (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Espérame en el cielo
Written by Luis Cáceres and 'Francisco Codoñer 'Maestro Lito' (as Codonier)
Performed by Antonio Machín
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One of the overlooked classic Spanish movie: humor, pathos, drama, well done.
3 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the incredible story of Franco and his double, the double's wife and the humorous and dramatic events that occur. It's fiction, but it could have been true - we can wonder, even now. Great acting by everyone in the cast., and special applause for Chuz Lampeare I video taped this movie when I lived in Spain (Fuengirola, Malaga).I am now home in the U.S. I can't play my video on American TV circuitry. I have been looking everywhere for a copy of this tape that I can play here. I ask that any of you out there please let me know if you know of a copy of this movie (in Spanish) that I can buy. I will happily pay for the expense of having it copied into American circuitry. Thank you.


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