Torrente 3: El protector (2005)

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The horrendous spanish detective becomes a bodyward in his new third adventure.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Gutiérrez ...
Carlos Latre ...
Tony Leblanc ...
Tío Mauricio / Abuela
Eduardo García ...
Giannina Ricci
Silvia Gambino ...
Ruth Zanon ...
Montellini Roures
Luis Larrodera ...
Menéndez (as Luis Roderas)
Martin Czehmester ...
Coloso (as Martin Czesmester)
Nicolás Rodríguez-Villar ...
El de la máscara
Fernando Sáez ...
Geo 1 (as Fernando Saez 'Tito')


The horrendous spanish detective becomes a bodyward in his new third adventure.

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Release Date:

30 September 2005 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Torente 3: Zaštitnik  »

Box Office


€8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,160,270 (Spain) (30 September 2005)


$10,890,240 (Spain) (7 October 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Santiago Segura thought of Eduardo García for the role of the young Torrente after working with García on the pilot of Aquí no hay quien viva (2003), when he notices not only that the kid could physically pass for a younger version of him but also that he made a solid impression of the character. See more »


José Luis Torrente: Soy policía, soy español... ¡Y soy una puta máquina de matar!
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Follows Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley (1998) See more »


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Still Torrente, but with bigger budget...
14 May 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This is yet another movie in the Torrente series of world wide famous (apparently) Santiago Segura. As a third installment in the series, as Torrente 3: El protector, the one-man-show Segura demonstrates once again that he has what it takes to make an audience laugh.

Though his take on comedy is very subjective, as he continues to flesh out his character on-screen, Torrente, who is now back on the Police Force and takes on the mission of protecting a foreign diplomat and her entourage.

The humor is dirty and very vulgar, but if you can get past that, or embrace it even, there is something more, something deeper than just cheap laughs. You can always see Segura's characters on the streets, in schools, bars, and whatnot. They are real, without any sort of care for what society thinks of them. Segura's films are more hilarious social studies than actual films. The drunk next door, the gun obsessed loser, the slutty cousin, all these types of characters add to his films greatly.

The 'bad taste' montages are a big plus to see this movie. Espanol, de Espania !

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