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Mal día para pescar (2009)

Jacob van Oppen, the former strongest man on earth, and his manager Orsini, who calls himself "the Prince", make a good living by traveling around small South American towns and organizing ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Orsini
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Jacob van Oppen
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Adriana
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Heber
Roberto Pankow ...
Turco
Bruno Aldecosea ...
Grey
Alfonso Tort ...
Ronco
Cristian Casañol ...
Ronnie
Jorge Temponi ...
Jorge
Jenny Goldstein ...
Jessica
Enrique Vidal ...
Locutor
Rogelio Gracia ...
Herminio
Luis Lage ...
Rius
Ignacio Cawen ...
Fernandez
Isaac Wainberg ...
Abuelo
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Storyline

Jacob van Oppen, the former strongest man on earth, and his manager Orsini, who calls himself "the Prince", make a good living by traveling around small South American towns and organizing wrestling exhibitions. Arriving in Santa Maria, they are met with uncommon enthusiasm, the local newspaper wants to sponsor the fight, helping hands placard the town with posters, and an open call is made for a worthy adversary. Ever so resourceful, Orsini knows how to find the right combatant, but fishing in Santa Maria could lead to a bigger catch than he'd hoped for. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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31 July 2009 (Uruguay)  »

Also Known As:

Bad Day to Go Fishing  »

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Uruguay's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. See more »

Quotes

Jacob van Oppen: We're both drunks, but only one of us will be drinking tonight.
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Goomba Boomba
Performed by Yma Sumac
Written by Billy May
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Washed up? Maybe not.
24 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an excellent and outstanding film about two seemingly washed-up and forgotten human beings. The acting is low-key, but great. A Bad Day To Go Fishing is the story of a burnt out, punch-drunk, former World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion and his equally washed-up promoter slash manager, taking on any and all opponents in challenge matches in 27 South American cities. Unknown to the brain damaged ex-champion, his manager who calls himself,Prince, has been paying off all his opponents to lose to him. Without giving away the ending, the two losers end up in an obscure South American town, where the younger, stronger, and meaner opponent refuses to lose the fight. This film is a character study of lost souls just trying to get through life day by day, by any means possible. And yet, down deep in the human spirit, sometimes,given the right situation,human beings can recapture the glory of their youth, even if it is for a brief moment in time.


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