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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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Pepito
Tony Leblanc ...
Tío Mauricio / Abuela
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Giannina Ricci
Silvia Gambino ...
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Fiorella
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Salas
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')
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The horrendous spanish detective becomes a bodyward in his new third adventure.

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30 September 2005 (Spain)  »

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Torente 3: Zaštitnik  »

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€8,000,000 (estimated)

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

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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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El Protector
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Passable third outing , this time Torrente reunites a geek gang to protect an important Euro-representative
7 November 2015 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

The horrendous Spanish detective becomes a bodyward in his new third adventure, being performed by José Mota , Yvonne Sciò , Eduardo García , Fabio Testi ; and of course the great Santiago Segura . So-so Third entry in ¨Torrente series¨ starred by the most grotesque detective and well played by the one-man-show Santiago Segura , he is a real private dick , a poster child for police corruption . Featuring politically incorrect private detective Torrente , he is a macho man , lazy , rude , sex maniac , drunkard , Athletic fan , caring only about protecting and serving himself . He is a Bad Santa of the police force , a peculiar and fatty man , being a ¨El Fari¨ fan , too . Despite that , he still manages to get the job done . Torrente follows the exploits of Jose Luis Torrente , a piggy and uneducated man acting for his own selfish purports . In previous outings Torrente was rejected from police duty and he returned to private investigation . Later on , the botcher ex-dirty private eye forms a new band of underdogs (Xavier Deltell, Jose Luis Barragán , El Risitas , Jimmy Barnatán , Caña Brava , among others) to carry out a security mission to protect a known person , the beautiful woman Giannina Ricci (Yvonne Sció) . Torrente gets involved in the middle of a nasty's plot schemed by a mobster (Fabio Testi) , owner an illegal multinational called Petronosa . As we find our anti-hero in a delicate situation but he can count on to help him some people , as junkie Josito (Jose Mota) and his equally freak friends .

This is 3º installment and acceptable sequel in Torrente series . These films are made to entertain , and this movie , especially for a good time and a nice entertainment . "Torrente" is a decent and unapologetic dark comedy with great special effects , dirty humor ; it has several funny and hilarious scenes and quite successful action scenes with persecution , car crashes and many other things . The picture contains thrills , noisy action , tongue-in-cheek , grotesque situations and above all , humor . Although there are also nudism , bad-mouthed language , bad taste jokes and profanities . ¨Torrente 3¨ is written, directed , produced and stars Segura, whose production house Amiguetes Entertainment produced the film , UIP holds Spanish distribution rights . The screenplay is absurd as well as crazy , just what makes laugh a lot , that the character "Torrente" a very slutty , clumsy , sexist , Machista , extreme-right-wing , on a real person is despicable , being not adequate , but this is a film that satirizes all this and that just means he's a pathetic character , though he also has his unsettling charms . This third Torrente grossed enough success at box office ; however ¨Torrente , El Brazo Tonto De Ley¨ set box office records in its day, took $707,000 and Torrente 2 grossed more than €22 million in 2001 . The film contains many cameos of famous people, familiar faces such as Tony Leblanc , Enrique Villen , Enrique Sarasola , Jose Luis Barragan , Carlos Latre , Jimmy Barnatan , popular footballers ; of course , El Fari , and several others . Many of them famous from ¨Cuore¨ magazines . And cameos of famous filmmakers such as John Landis, Oliver Stone and Guillermo del Toro . The cameos are very amusing and fun and there are lots of laughters and jokes . The movie contains a colorful and adequate cinematography by Unax Mendia . Thrilling as well as appropriate musical score . The film takes advantage of impressive special effects , especially on its final part when takes place a breathtaking chase among cars , including : bound and leaps vehicles and expensive crashes . In fact , this Torrente was Nominated Goya Best Special Effects to Antonio Molina and Ferran Piquer . Santiago Segura dares to make films with total entertainment and bemusement . And "Torrente " is pure eschatological fun , it is 100 and some minutes of fun and laughters . It is a commendable effort by Santiago Segura to make a film like this . Few directors are able to achieve results as ¨Torrente¨ , the biggest box-office in Spain until ¨8 Apellidos Vascos¨. This film will not disappoint Santiago Segura fans.

The first instalment was ¨Torrente El Brazo Tonto De La Ley¨ ; being followed by "Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella" with Juanito Navarro , Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez , Paloma Cela , Santi Millan , Jose Mota , Pablo Carbonel ,among others ; ¨Torrente 3 El Protector¨ in which the horrendous Spanish detective becomes a bodyguard , ¨Torrente 4 Lethal crisis¨ with Kiko Rivera , Javier Gutiérrez . And finally ¨Torrente V : Misión Eurovegas¨ has a good cast as Alec Baldwin , Anna Simon , Neus Asensi , Carlos Areces , Chus Lampreave and many others . The movies were written by, directed by and starred popular Spanish comedian-director Santiago Segura and is getting the remake treatment from New Line Cinema ; all of them were produced by Andres Vicente Gomez, who exec produced the Academy Award-winning Belle Epoque .


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