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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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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El Protector
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How can anything this wrong be so right?
11 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Same review applies to the entire series of the first four Torrente films--they are very similar in concept and execution, and I binge- watched them all because I liked them so much. I think that this is real love it or hate it stuff, and God I love it.

I'm guessing 7 out of 10 people won't appreciate this material at all, while the other 3 who are a bit twisted like me won't be able to get enough. It helps to have some knowledge of European culture and politics, but it's not essential--a well-honed appreciation of outstanding low-brow humor is sorely needed though.

Yes, all the films are Spanish subtitled in English, but in very easy to read yellow lettering so it's no big deal at all. Most women I'm guessing will be turned off by these flicks. It's best to watch them in order.

They play like the work of some deranged, Spanish genius, love-child of Mad Magazine and National Lampoon hopped-up on steroids, testosterone, tons of junk food, pornography, and some ungodly mix of alcohol and illegal drugs. These satires are rude, crude, lewd, insensitive, offensive, amoral, sexist, racist, homophobic, grossly politically incorrect and hilarious (with likely no socially redeeming value). What more could you ask for?

If this kind of material doesn't appeal to you, steer clear; otherwise, bon appetit. As for me, all I can say is, "Please, Sir, I want some more." (I've just noticed that number 5 has been made, and I'm dying to see it.)

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