A spoof of contemporary Spanish movies.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ramira
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Laura
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Pedro San Antón / Hombre Bar #5
Laia Alda ...
Ofendia / Niño del saco
Óscar Lara ...
Simeón (as Oscar Lara)
Eduardo Gómez ...
Diego
Joselito ...
El Jose (as José Jimenez Fernández)
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Hada
Joaquín Reyes ...
Faunofarfollas / Hombre Bar #1
Juana Cordero ...
Gerarda
Teresa Lozano ...
Maligna
Luis Zahera ...
Antonio
Jaume Amatller ...
Balatán (as Jaume Amatller 'Notxa')
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Reportera Rec
Clara Segura ...
Abuela Raimunda
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Storyline

The clumsy Ramira is hired by Laura to work as housemaid and nanny of her two children Simeón and Ofendia. On the arrival, Ramira locks Simeón in the sun but the boy has photo dermatitis and dies, burnt by the sunlight. Ramira hides from Laura what she did to Simeón. Meanwhile, she meets Laura's paraplegic brother Pedro San Antón and they fall in love with each other. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Straszny hiszpanski film  »

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$4,200,000 (estimated)
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Initially Leslie Nielsen was only hired to appear in the teaser trailer, pitched against Spanish comedian Chiquito de la Calzada to show the contrast between American and Spanish humor. However, when the teaser came out hype was created about seeing Nielsen in a Spanish movie, so he was re-hired to shoot a part in the actual film. See more »

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Spoofs The Orphanage (2007) See more »

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Como una ola
Written by Pablo Herrero (as Herrero) and José Luis Armenteros (as Armenteros)
Performed by Rocío Jurado
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For fans of spoofs
10 February 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Spanish Movie is a spoof -Leslie Neilsen-movies style- that uses as a main background the stories of The Others, The Sea Inside, and Open your Eyes, with some references to Alatriste, Pan's Labyrinth (by the way, a Mexican film), among others.

The movie has a good atmosphere and cinematography, and is decently acted. In fact, you get a few chuckles on the way, but they are very few and this is, basically, a silly movie that does not make you laugh enough.

Silvia Abril, Alexandra Jiménez, Carlos Areces, and Joaquin Reyes play the leading roles, and there are cameos by Leslie Nielsen himself, former child-star Joselito, surreal Spanish comedian Chiquito de la Calzada (in fact I was waiting for his appearance during the whole movie), and Spanish film directors Amenabar and Alex de la Iglesia.

A forgettable movie, entertaining at times, a bit too long. You'll enjoy it if you are a fan of Leslie Neilsen's Scary Movie, though.


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