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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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Since the story is set in a not-too-distant future, the currency used is the ECU (European Currency Unit), which at the time was due to replace in some years the local currencies of several countries within the UE. However, by the time this happened in 2002, the ECU had been renamed "Euro". See more »


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Uneven, but crazed, sci-fi comedy
26 July 2014 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

Accion Mutante is the debut feature from cult director Álex de la Iglesia. It incorporates the absurd comedy with violence template that he seems to have followed throughout the rest of his career. Also like others in his filmography such as The Last Circus and Witching and Bitching, this one starts out really well but loses a bit of steam in the final third. It's set in the future, where a terrorist group called Accion Mutante take violent action against rich hipsters and the superficially beautiful; their latest scheme sees them kidnap a society girl resulting in them being pursued to another planet by her mogul father who is bent on serious revenge.

This one has a pretty modest budget so it has to be cut some slack. Nevertheless, it makes good use of its resources at times. In particular an early high society party scene was nicely done; it was colourful and garish in a way that showed the definite influence of Pedro Almodovar who actually was a producer here. This scene along with the earlier more directly satirical ones that showed news reports on the terrorists activities were the most successful and focused parts of the film. After this opening things become more run-of-the-mill and the black comedy becomes less pointed. Ultimately, Accion Mutante is one of those movies which probably isn't as good as you think it's going to be given the potential of the central idea. It's still fun though. Of additional note is an amusing rap-rock theme song that plays in the credits.


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