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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:

Torrente 3 - o protetor  »

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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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 »


José Luis Torrente: Soy policía, soy español... ¡Y soy una puta máquina de matar!
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Followed by Torrente 4 (2011) See more »


El Protector
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This film will not disappoint fans of Santiago Segura.
21 March 2012 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

A popular MEP, Giannina Ricci, comes to visit Spain. Its aim, through a detailed report that reveals the illegalities and irregularities of the multinational Petronosa, is to close the factories of the company, which threaten the environment. The most senior officer of the company bribed two controls of the security forces charged with protecting Ms. Ricci, to facilitate the attack he plans against the MEP. Can not think of anything better to entrust the protection during the stay in Spain for the deputy to "José Luis Torrente"

The films are made to entertain, and this film, especially for a good time laughing.

"Torrente 3" is a great comedy with great special effects, you may not be so funny as the other two previous films, but has several impressive and hilarious scenes and action scenes quite successful as persecution. The argument, as above, is crazy, just what makes me laugh more, that the character "Torrente" very grotesque, clumsy, sexist… on a real person is not admissible, but this is a film that satirizes all this and that just means it's a pathetic character, that it also has its charms. The film contains many cameos of famous people, nearly all Spanish gracefully. And above all, humor.

I think those who like movies by Santiago Segura, "Torrente 3: El Protector" will not disappoint.

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