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Release Date:
18 October 2002 (Spain) See more »
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Tagline:
Let the battle begin...
Plot:
Julián Torralba is a former movie stuntman in Almeria, Spain. He and several of his colleagues, who... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
hugely entertaining, romanticized Spanish "Western" with rich irony See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Sancho Gracia ... Julián
Ángel de Andrés López ... Cheyenne (as Angel de Andres)

Carmen Maura ... Laura
Eusebio Poncela ... Scott
Luis Castro ... Carlos
Manuel Tallafé ... Manuel (as Manuel Tallafe)
Enrique Martínez ... Arrastrado (as Enrique Martinez)
Luciano Federico ... Enterrador
Eduardo Gómez ... Ahorcado (as Eduardo Gomez)
Terele Pávez ... Rocío (as Terele Pavez)
Ramón Barea ... Don Mariano (as Ramon Barea)
Cesáreo Estébanez ... Andrés (as Cesareo Estebanez)
Eduardo Antuña ... Taxista
Gracia Olayo ... Juli
Berta Ojea ... Angeles
Yoima Valdés ... Sandra (as Yoima Valdes)
Ane Gabarain ... Jacinta
Alfonso Torregrosa ... Police Chief
Arantxa Silvestre ... Woman in Stagecoach
Juan Viadas ... Monitor
Pablo Pinedo ... Elías
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francisco Aguilar
Julio Alonso ... Conductor Excavadora
Javier Aranda ... Transportista
Javier Bustamante ... Individuo 1
Fernando Casado Rosa ... Confederado 1
Lucia Castillo ... Vocina Sra. Encarna (as Lucia Castillo 'Lucy')
Begoña Cruz ... Mujer Policia
Ramón Del Pomar ... Doble de Clint
Juan José Exposito Ferrer ... Confederado 3
Tito García ... Tonito
Agustín Gomez Marín ... Chacho (as Agustín Gómez Marín "El Titi")
Hector Gomez ... Conductor Furgo
Artemy Guillen ... Indio 2
Mercedes Guillot ... Mujer de Mariano
Juan-Jo Lezamiz ... Camarero
Jorge Otero Garcia 'Harold' ... Confederado 2
Juanma Pagazaurtundua ... Val Petrov
Lola del Pino ... Secretaria
Carolo Ruiz ... Individuo 2
Paul Vega ... Indio 3
Constantino Romero ... Clint Eastwood (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Álex de la Iglesia  (as Alex de la Iglesia)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Álex de la Iglesia  (as Alex de la Iglesia)
Jorge Guerricaechevarría  (as Jorge Guerricaechevarria)

Produced by
María Angulo .... associate producer
Álex de la Iglesia .... producer
Juanma Pagazaurtundua .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Roque Baños 
 
Cinematography by
Flavio Martínez Labiano 
 
Film Editing by
Alejandro Lázaro 
 
Casting by
Amaya Díez  (as Amaya Diez)
Mamen Moya 
 
Art Direction by
José Luis Arrizabalaga  (as Jose Luis Arrizabalaga)
Biaffra  (as Arturo Garcia 'Biaffra')
 
Costume Design by
Paco Delgado 
 
Makeup Department
Itziar Arrieta .... assistant hair stylist
Ainhoa Eskisabel .... assistant hair stylist
Lola López .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Juanma Pagazaurtundua .... production manager
Ander Sistiaga .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Barrionuevo .... third assistant director
Jon Espel .... third assistant director
Falele Ygueravide .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Imanol Echeverría .... property master
 
Sound Department
Susana Benito .... assistant sound mixer
Francisco Cillán .... boom operator
Manuel Corrales .... sound effects
Jaime Fernández .... sound re-recording mixer
Martín García Blaya .... assistant sound editor
Fabio Huete .... boom operator
David Mantecón .... sound editor
Antonio Rodríguez 'Mármol' .... sound (as Antonio Rodríguez)
Carlos Schmukler .... supervising sound editor (as Charly Schmukler)
Ricardo Viñas .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Antonio Castillo .... special effects
Antonio Molina .... special effects
Juan Ramón Molina .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Nike Alonso .... visual effects producer
Eduardo Díaz .... digital compositor
Guillermo Orbe .... digital compositor
Raul Ortego .... digital compositor
Thorsten Rienth .... digital compositor
Rafa Solorzano .... visual effects supervisor
Raúl Sánchez .... digital compositor
Carlos Trijueque .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Luis Miguel Arranz .... stunts (as Luis Miguel Villareal Arranz)
Sergio Atanes .... stunts
Alejandro Cobo .... stunts (as Alejandro Cobo García)
Ricardo Cruz .... stunts (as Ricardo Cruz Moral)
Inocencio Losada .... stunts (as Inocencio Losada Silva)
Salvador Martos Manson .... stunts (as Salvador Martos)
José Antonio Oña Sánchez .... stunts
Juan Francisco Saz .... stunts
José Ignacio Álvarez .... stunts (as Ignacio Alvarez)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paola Ardizzoni .... still photographer
Jon Barco .... apprentice camera
Javier Casado .... electrician
Miguel Ángel Cárdenas .... gaffer
Elías Fernández .... electrician
Emilio Pereda .... still photographer
José Sacristán .... electrician
Federico Staffa .... clapper loader
Fernando Vázquez Gondar .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Pilar Moya .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sonia Isla .... wardrobe assistant
Eva Salas .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Fran Amaro .... assistant editor (as Francisco Amaro Gómez)
Natalia López Quesada .... second assistant editor
Miguel P. Gilaberte .... color timer
Cristina Pastor .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ginés Carrión .... music copyist
Luis Martín Gil .... musician
Zacarías M. de la Riva .... orchestrator
José Vinader .... score recording & mixing
 
Other crew
Urko Errazquin .... marketing
Purificación García .... production secretary
Juan Maján .... armorer
Germán Sela .... marketing coordinator
Francisco Sánchez Ortiz .... marketing director
 
Thanks
Luis Lobos Negros .... thanks
Patxi Urkijo .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"800 balas" - Spain (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content/nudity and some violence
Runtime:
124 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA (cable rating) | Australia:M (original rating) | Germany:12 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The young man with beard, curly hair and glasses behind Laura when she talks to the camera is not Álex de la Iglesia but 'Francis Aguilar'. An Almeria-born director of short movies ("Zombeach"), he joined the crew of 800 balas and became a friend of de la Iglesia. They look so much alike that they decided to give him a cameo role to fool the audience.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The placement of bullets in Sandra's ammo belt changes from shot to shot near the end of the movie.See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
hugely entertaining, romanticized Spanish "Western" with rich irony, 21 October 2004
Author: fredda_ruth (freddaruth@yahoo.com) from Manila, Philippines

I liked 800 Balas despite the sentimental pap; I think it proves that Iglesias has the heart and balls to make it big in Hollywood if he wants to. He has this ability to be so entertaining, accessible and deeply felt at the same time.

There were plenty of funny moments, romanticism (which tends to be simplistic and predictable at times) morality, "good and bad" characters,action, bright colors and suspense to give Steven Soderbergh a run for his money. At the same time, we get a healthy dose of ambiguous darkness, rich irony, black humor and ludicrous moments that tread the thin line between hysteria and nostalgia, morbidity and delight.

There are layers of amorphous innocence and celebration of sensuality in that scene where the kid, lying on the bed with the whore, learns a thing or two about female anatomy aided by a physical demonstration of squeezing her boobs. (For an odd, whimsical and yet strangely dark kid-confronted-with-ripe-overwhelming-sexuality scene, check out THE TIN DRUM where the protagonist buries his face on their house help's "bush".)

That scene where the kid tries to enter the abandoned film set to reach his granddad and somehow evades the notice of EVERYONE AROUND HIM, steeped in chaos, fright, awe and exhilaration as they all were - -- that is just tautly controlled and beautifully executed. The colors are so vivid and ethereal and it's great seeing around two hundred of these film extras acting their hearts out for their 3 seconds of fame, to be grazed by the camera's tracking shot.

Like the mythical, legendary granddad aiming for authenticity and grandeur, Iglesias strives for plenty of big moments.

But I guess that in the end, all the "hero" ever really wanted was to be loved; and if we can't admire this movie for its glorification of machismo-addled brotherhood and glaring, obvious contrasts and metaphors, we may just love its shameless and profound respect for history, psychological and blood ties, dreams, life, and humanity.

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