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.
Nino and Bruno are two comedians who reach the heights of success with their duo act, turning them into huge TV celebrities. However, the hate between them grows as fast, and as much, as ... See full summary »
Álex de la Iglesia
El Gran Wyoming,
A basque priest finds by means of a cabalistic study of the bible that the anti-christ is going to be born on Christmas day in Madrid. Helped by a heavy-metal fan and by the showman of a TV... See full summary »
Álex de la Iglesia
Armando De Razza,
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 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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