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Acción mutante (1993)

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In a future world ruled by good-looking people, a terrorist group of mutants led by Ramon Yarritu kidnap the daughter of Orujo, a rich businessman, to claim for the rights of the ugly ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Resines ...
Ramón Yarritu
Álex Angulo ...
Alex Abadie (as Alex Angulo)
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Patricia Orujo (as Frederique Feder)
Juan Viadas ...
Juan Abadie
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José Óscar 'Manitas' Tellería
Saturnino García ...
César 'Quimicefa' Ravenstein (as Saturnino Garcia)
Fernando Guillén ...
El ominoso Orujo (as Fernando Guillen)
Jaime Blanch ...
El presentador loco
Ion Gabella ...
José 'Chepa' Montero (as Ion Gavella)
Bibiana Fernández ...
Invitada de lujo (as Bibi Andersen)
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Invitada de lujo (as Rosi De Palma)
Enrique San Francisco ...
Luis María de Ostolaza - El novio ultrajado
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Kaufmann (as Feodor Atkine)
Felipe Vélez ...
García (as Felipe Velez)
Francisco Maestre ...
El abuelo (as Paco Maestre)
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In a future world ruled by good-looking people, a terrorist group of mutants led by Ramon Yarritu kidnap the daughter of Orujo, a rich businessman, to claim for the rights of the ugly people. Escaping from the police in their spaceship, Ramon try to kill his gang in order to get all the ransom. The trip ends abruptly when they crash in Axturiax, the planet of the crazy miners where no woman lives. Written by Kupotek

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3 February 1993 (Spain)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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The name of planet Axturiax, the mining colony where the second half of the story is set, is actually a pun on Asturias, a region in northern Spain, known for its coal mining. See more »

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Flawed but still outstanding!
1 September 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I'm a real admirer of Alex de la Iglesia's superb supernatural comedy thriller 'The Day Of The Beast', so I was really looking forward to watching 'Accion Mutante', his previous movie. It started off superbly as a exciting, violent and witty black comedy about a gang of (mostly deformed) mutant terrorists intent on destroying "the beautiful people" and their mediocre, hypocritical society. They kidnap the daughter of a bourgeois business and hold her for ransom.

Fantastic! All was going great, the balance between satire, action and silliness was handled imaginatively, but half way through the movie changes direction, and becomes increasingly less interesting. The planet where Mutant Action land to make their exchange is populated by a family of grotesques similar to one's in Philip Brophy's equally bizarre 'Body Melt', or like some of the stranger characters seen in the comics of Garth Ennis. Unfortunately for me the movie loses focus at this point, all the earlier potential for surreal social criticism is abandoned, and it becomes a standard b-grade sci fi action flick with only a few good bits.

It's a shame to me that the movie didn't continue in the approach of its first half, because I think if it did it would be a classic piece of science fiction. As it is, with all its flaws, it's still better than 90% of American SF movies made in the last 15 years, and recommended viewing. Please track down 'The Day Of The Beast' though, it's sensational!


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