Torrente has now moved to Marbella, where, after being wiped out of the money he had gained, has returned to private investigation. But in one of his cases he gets involved in the middle of a villain's missile plot to destroy the city and his own uncle's blackmail operation... and he knows nothing.
Is it possible to live aside of the system, thinking only about the present and oneself? A feature film about Manuel Vázquez, the best comic book author in Barcelona during the sixties, but... 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 (1998). See more »
I adore Santiago Segura, but I am afraid that his imagination was not enough to get a better film than Torrente 1 and 2, which I consider very good ones. No new stuff in this one, sounds "dejà vu", though the budget to crashing things is considerable bigger. Only a few gags are worth (Futbol Club Barcelona one is wonderful!), and very-very bad taste in the initial and final scenes. Santiago, how could you do that to us? Thanks for showing us cameos of John Landis, Oliver Stone and Guillermo del Toro (though I don't remember having seen Guillermo there). I still am a Santiago fan, and I truly believe he can do a lot, but looks like Torrente's epoch is over. Come on, surprise us again!
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