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Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley (1998)

Unrated | | Comedy, Crime | 13 March 1998 (Spain)
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José Luis Torrente, a former policeman fights against the oriental mafia in Madrid.

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Padre
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Toneti (as Jaime Barnatán)
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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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Comedy | Crime

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13 March 1998 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Torrente, the Stupid Arm of the Law  »

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€1,000,000 (estimated)

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€800,000 (Spain) (12 March 1998)
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Trivia

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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[subtitled version]
[first lines]
Torrente: Luisito!
Barman: Torrente! What's it gonna be?
Torrente: The usual.
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Followed by Torrente 3: El protector (2005) See more »

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Written by Kiko Veneno and Santiago Segura
Canciones del Mundo/Warner Chappell Music
Performed by Kiko Veneno
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Fantastic action-comedy
30 January 2003 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

This guy (Torrente) is an ex-cop, El Fary and Altético Madrid fan. This movie (and the whole Torrente-saga) is about stupid and bizarre characters and they are very funny, you can trust in me. He is very fumbler and his "friends" are also flumbers. He has a few mates like Rafi who wants to be a cop, Amparito is a slag but somehow she likes Torrente('s carrot), Malaguita is his informer who can't give a true information for the Spanish super cop and... there are a few more unbelievable characters but I don't really want to spoil the whole movie. Overall, this film is an excellent action-comedy and you will laugh the whole approximately 97 minutes. Watch it! My opinion: 10 out of 10!


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