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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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€1,000,000 (estimated)
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Don't listen to the critics, this is good stuff!
5 February 2002 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Whether or not you have ever lived in Madrid, this movie is worth seeing.From putting his father out on the street to beg to stealing old ladies' panties, Torrente shows his true colors as a scumbag all the way through. He is loyal to no one except himself.

Some of the humor is very typically Madrid, such as the making fun of Catalonians and the continual support the fans give of the Athlético de Madrid soccer team. Even so, the English subtitles on this movie are actually quite good - I was impressed how they translated some unique Spanish slang.

Film critics, on the whole, did not favor this movie. This movie is not a serious film, people, so just get ready for raunchy laughs.

Also, don't forget to see Torrente 2: Misión in Marbella. Se pasa aún más.


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