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Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (2000)
"Pantaleón y las visitadoras" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  27 September 2002 (USA)
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The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his superiors to set up a special service of 'visitors' to satisfy the sexual needs of the ... See full summary »

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Mónica Sánchez ...
Pochita
Pilar Bardem ...
Chuchupe
Gianfranco Brero ...
General Collazos
Gustavo Bueno ...
Coronel López
Carlos Kaniowsky ...
Padre Beltrán
Sergio Galliani ...
Teniente Bacacorzo
Tatiana Astengo ...
Pechuga
Pold Gastello ...
Chupito
Carlos Tuccio ...
General Scavino
Aristóteles Picho ...
El Sinchi
César Bravo ...
Palomino Ríoalto
Basilio Soraluz ...
Sinforoso Caihuas
Norka Ramírez ...
Vanessa
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The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his superiors to set up a special service of 'visitors' to satisfy the sexual needs of the soldiers posted on remote jungle outposts. At first unhappy about this assignment, he nonetheless puts his remarkable organizational skills in action and in a short time has his 'unit' running smoothly. In the home front things get complicated though; his wife dislikes his long hours and the secrecy surrounding his work, and he, despite being a dedicated husband, feels tempted by one of his "subordinates". Written by Marcelo R. <marcelo_fpr@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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ESP 64,170,321 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Quotes

Padre Beltrán: Who the hell told you that virile plenitude is obtained by fornication?
Pantaleón Pantoja: The most prominent psychologists and sexologists, father.
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Version of Pantaleón y las visitadoras (1975) See more »

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Aunque me cueste la vida
Written by Luis Kalaff
Performed by Alberto Beltrán
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A very good movie
2 January 2003 | by (Yucatan, Mexico) – See all my reviews

This movie is based on a book by the famous latin writer Mario Vargas Llosa. The movie is set in Peru, where a very self-disciplined militar man (Pantaleon Pantoja) is ordered to go to a jungle town and set up a service of prostitutes for all the militar men from Peru. The movie is very faithful to the original book, and the presence of the actress angie cepeda as "the colombiana" is very striking, she looks superb in the role of the prostitute who falls in love with Pantaleon. I recommend this movie, its worth the time, specially if you dont have much free time to read the original book. I give it a 8 out of 10


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