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Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley (1998)

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José Luis Torrente, a former policeman fights against the oriental mafia in Madrid.

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Chus Lampreave ...
Reme
Tony Leblanc ...
Felipe Torrente
Julio Sanjuán ...
Jimmy Barnatán ...
Toneti (as Jaime Barnatán)
Darío Paso ...
Bombilla
Carlos Perea ...
Manuel Manquiña ...
El Francés
Espartaco Santoni ...
Mendoza
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Rodrigo
Javier Jurdao ...
Israel
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Cayetano
César Vea ...
Borja
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Torrente is a lazy, rude, drunkard, sexist, racist, extreme-right-wing Madrid cop; a despicable character who only cares about himself. He lives in a decrepit slum with his wheelchair-bound father, whom he treats quite badly. One day, a new family of neighbours move in, and the sexy younger daughter, Amparito, catches his eye, so he becomes a friend of Rafi, her nerdy brother, to get closer to her. At the same time, he discovers that a band of drug traffickers are operating in a nearby chinese restaurant; he knows that if he cracks this case, it could make him regain the status he lost within the police department; but the only people he can count on to help him are Rafi and his equally nerdy friends. Written by Pablo Montoya <mmontoyac@nexo.es>

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13 March 1998 (Spain)  »

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Torrente, the Stupid Arm of the Law  »

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Santiago Segura has claimed that the inspiration for this movie was Cobra (1986), that he conceived as a parody of the 80s action movies. In fact, the own title is a spoof of Stallone's movie, since then in Spain Cobra was titled as "Cobra, el brazo fuerte de la ley" (Cobra, the strong arm of the law). See more »

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José Luis Torrente: And i don't hit you because i know you like it!
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Referenced in Hongos (1999) See more »

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Torrente
Written by Kiko Veneno and Santiago Segura
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Great Movie, Spain's funniest
12 August 1999 | by (Madrid) – See all my reviews

The best comedy ever made in Spain. Every Santiago Segura fan will enjoy it. Maybe you'll miss a few details if you're not related with Spanish society and culture because the movie is an ironic critic to the old-fashioned fascists that still live in Spain, people who still adore Francisco Franco and similar freaks. If you have an open mind and want to laugh hysterically don't miss it


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