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Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (2000)

Pantaleón y las visitadoras (original title)
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
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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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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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I read the book in 1988 -
3 August 2002 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

I read the book about 1988 and saw most of the movie on TV in Lima in June 2002. The movie captured the spirit of the book very well.

I worked as a civilian employee in a military agency for 30 years. Never during my career did I encounter an officer who was as dedicated and competent as Pantaleon Pantojas. That was the striking feature in the book and in the movie, as well.

Although Iquitos, the city on the Amazon where much of the movie was filmed, is much larger than what is shown in the movie, some elements of the life on the river are reflected in the film.

Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a VHS copy of the movie?

Hugh


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