After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt... See full summary »
While widely known as "Torrente 3: El protector", which is the title used in posters, DVD covers, and all promotional material, the actual on-screen title reads "El protector" only, using before it the James Bond-like formula "Santiago Segura es Torrente en..." ("Santiago Segura is Torrente in...). The only entry in the series to actually have Torrente in the title is the first one, Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley. See more »
I like the first one because I laughed a lot by watching it. It was really something different to what we're used in my country (Hollywood BS mostly) and jokes were fresh... Second and third movies had to come (due to 1st one's popularity) and even when the jokes were not very original, I think the character is. Actually, if you take the 3 Torrente movies and compare them to any Hollywood-made pseudo comedy/action/Wayans Bros type of movies, Torrente 3 it's a blast. What's good about Torrente movies is that he still keeps identity (director hasn't tried to "globalize" the character, it's still a ruined "private eye" from Madrid). Of course, jokes are repeated all over the movies but aren't they much more fun than those jokes used again and again in lousy movies like scary movie or naked brain (I mean naked gun)...
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