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,
Since our country's inception, there has always been some sort of struggle between the government and its people. More recently our government has had its hands full with information leaks,... 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 »
A film that succeeds in reaching new depths previously unheard of. There are similarities between this and Austin Powers: Goldmember in that the both concepts were already exhausted and could only try to entertain by stooping even lower. Torrente 3 surpassed Goldmember by a long shot.
The storyline, that barely exists, is used to exhibit Benny Hill style scenes with topless models, so nothing new, but raping an unconscious drug-addict, from behind, on two separate occasions, really makes you wonder who in their sane minds thought these were acceptable comedy moments. Other 'highlights' such as a parody of 9/11, illegal immigrant extortion, famous footballers (+ one Hollywood director) cinema cameos brawling in a brothel, says it all. The novelty of this charmingly degenerate character was spent after the first film, but to believe it could live on for a third is a cheap joke too far.
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