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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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27 September 2002 (USA)  »

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ESP 64,170,321 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Quotes

Chupito: ...and the girls will take care of the screwings...
Chuchupe: Renderings Chupito, renderings. That's the new jargon for "that".
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Remake of Pantaleón y las visitadoras (1975) See more »

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Written by Tito Mauri
Performed by Rossi War
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An excellent, highly entertaining movie
8 November 2005 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

A marvelous combination of story, direction and acting! The director, Francisco J. Lombardi, has apparently never directed a bad, or even mediocre movie - The author of the original story, Mario Vargas llosa, is widely acclaimed, and appropriately so.

The casting is superb - no one will ever forget Angie Cepeda, as Columbiana - and Pochita ( Monica Sanchez ) can get mad as good as any actress to ever grace the Big Screen.

Aristoteles Picho is perfect as "El Sinchi."

The dialogue is extremely well done, judging from the English sub-titles. I assume the spoken Spanish is equally outstanding.

Although a highly entertaining comedy, it appropriately reflects an underlying message regarding morality, the military and politics for those who care to observe and reflect.

An essential addition to almost any DVD collection ( It is rated "R," but I would not call it a "hard" "R." )


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