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On Probation (2005)

Tiempo de valientes (original title)
Mariano Is a psychologist who must fulfill community service after losing a lawsuit by a traffic accident. He is forced to provide therapeutic support to Alfredo, a policeman depressed over... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Diego Peretti ...
Mariano Silverstein
Luis Luque ...
Alfredo Díaz
Óscar Ferreiro ...
Lebonian
Gabriela Iscovich ...
Diana
Martín Adjemián ...
Police inspector
Tony Lestingi ...
Arias
Ernesto Claudio ...
Lomianto
Daniel Valenzuela ...
Pontrémoli
Carlos Portaluppi ...
Villegas
Marcelo Sein ...
Farina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Víctor Hugo Carrizo ...
Sambi
Óscar Guzmán ...
Ordenanza
Mariano Musó
Horacio Nitalo
Jorge Ochoa ...
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Mariano Is a psychologist who must fulfill community service after losing a lawsuit by a traffic accident. He is forced to provide therapeutic support to Alfredo, a policeman depressed over his wife cheating on him. Mariano is then accidentally involved in a double homicide investigation being conducted by Alfredo. Written by Vanina Waxman

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Trivia

In addition to its dark humor and its sarcastic tone, the original title of the movie resembles Pulp Fiction's spanish translated title: "Tiempos Violentos". Furthermore, the final title card uses a very similar font and colour to the one used in Quentin Tarantino's Movie. See more »

Goofs

When the two protagonists are smoking a marijuana joint in the policeman's car, Silberman is passed the joint and begins to smoke it. He smokes it throughout the majority of the scene, until only about 2 centimeters remain. When he hands the joint back to Diaz at the end of the scene, there is still half a joint remaining. See more »

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Cumbia Villera
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Fun and happy comedy
29 September 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a psychiatrist becoming an unlikely hero because he got attached to do a community service in the police department.

I must say the direction is great. The film is made in a fun way, which makes it a great fast paced comedy. I like the dialog a lot as well, the psychiatrists lines are particularly witty. The most memorable scene is when the cop forces a confession from the psychiatrist's wife, that is so hilaroius1 Cops really know what they are doing! One thing though, is that the film does not portray Argentinian military well, I wonder if they had any problems in showing the film in Argentina. To sum up, this film is a great and fun comedy, it surely will make you happy!


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