MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,980 this week

The Great Vazquez (2010)
"El Gran Vázquez" (original title)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 629 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 8 critic

Is it possible to live aside of the system, thinking only about the present and oneself? A feature film about Manuel Vázquez, the best comic book author in Barcelona during the sixties, but... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1009 titles
created 15 Aug 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 10 Oct 2011
 
a list of 3309 titles
created 18 Oct 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 04 Mar 2014
 
a list of 27 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Great Vazquez (2010)

The Great Vazquez (2010) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Great Vazquez.
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Torrente has now moved to Marbella, where, after being wiped out of the money he had gained, has returned to private investigation. But in one of his cases he gets involved in the middle of a villain's missile plot to destroy the city and his own uncle's blackmail operation... and he knows nothing.

Director: Santiago Segura
Stars: Santiago Segura, Gabino Diego, Tony Leblanc
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The DDT, the professor Bacterio's dangerous invention has just been stolen by the dictator of Tirania. The Súper wants to recover it but he knows that it should not call Mortadelo and ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Fesser
Stars: Benito Pocino, Pepe Viyuela, Dominique Pinon
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Nino and Bruno are two comedians who reach the heights of success with their duo act, turning them into huge TV celebrities. However, the hate between them grows as fast, and as much, as their fame.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Santiago Segura, El Gran Wyoming, Álex Angulo
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The horrendous spanish detective becomes a bodyward in his new third adventure.

Director: Santiago Segura
Stars: Santiago Segura, José Mota, Javier Gutiérrez
Football Days (2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jorge's life is sad and depressing. He finds his work boring, his girlfriend has just left him and his friends are all losers... See full synopsis »

Director: David Serrano
Stars: Alberto San Juan, Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Verbeke
Atolladero (1995)
Sci-Fi | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In the near future, the areas between major cities are lawless wastelands. Atolladero is a town run with an iron fist by a corrupt tyrant named The Judge and his murderous enforcer, Madden.... See full summary »

Director: Óscar Aibar
Stars: Pere Ponce, Joaquín Hinojosa, Iggy Pop
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Concha Velasco, Amparo Soler Leal
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Wafer factory-owner P. Tinto and his wife Olivia want a child of their own more than anything else in the world. Years of trying, however, have left them with nothing but a pair of ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Fesser
Stars: Luis Ciges, Janusz Ziemniak, Pablo Pinedo
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A basque priest finds by means of a cabalistic study of the bible that the anti-christ is going to be born on Christmas day in Madrid. Helped by a heavy-metal fan and by the showman of a TV... See full summary »

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Director: Miguel Ángel Lamata
Stars: Miguel Ángel Aijón, Miguel Ángel Aparicio, Arévalo
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on real events, in 1972 Juan and José are two textile workers from Tarrasa, Catalonia (northeast to Spain) who meet during an UFOs' convention. Both share their passion about the ... See full summary »

Director: Óscar Aibar
Stars: Ángel de Andrés López, Jordi Vilches, José Luis Adserías
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Director: Chema de la Peña
Stars: Santiago Segura, Florentino Fernández, Jaydy Michel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Mercè Llorens ...
Rosa
Álex Angulo ...
Peláez
...
González
Manolo Solo ...
Ibáñez (as Manuel Solo)
Héctor Vidales ...
Carlitos
Pep Sais ...
Sastre
Itziar Aizpuru ...
Paz
Lita Claver ...
Madame (as Lita Claver 'La Maña')
Oriol Tramvia ...
Dibujante triste (as Oriol Tramvía)
Estrella Zapatero ...
1ª mujer
Ernesto Sevilla ...
Camarero
Xus Gomar ...
Gracita
Mario Guerra ...
Chico recados
Paula Soldevila ...
Monja
Edit

Storyline

Is it possible to live aside of the system, thinking only about the present and oneself? A feature film about Manuel Vázquez, the best comic book author in Barcelona during the sixties, but, mainly, a man with a very particular way of living his life. Written by Distinto Films

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 September 2010 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

The Great Vazquez  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jesús Guzmán plays Manuel, Vázquez's father. The real Vázquez used his own father as inspiration for the grandfather of La Familia Cebolleta, an old man with large beard and walking cane that's always telling boring stories from his youth. When the character enjoys an animated cameo in the movie, he is voiced by Guzmán. See more »

Goofs

In the bar where Vázquez meets Rosa, he is creating a character called Anacleto inspired by a magazine's cover where appears Don Adams like Maxwell Smart (from Get Smart but the movie happens in 1964, when the TV show not existed still. See more »

Connections

Featured in Así se hizo 'El Gran Vázquez' (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Play with Fire (And You'll Get Burned)
Written by Danny Cohen, Morris Levy, Richard Grasso (as Richie Grasso) and Gary Illingworth (as Gary Lee Illingworht)
Performed by Los Bravos
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's an excellent combination of comedy and tragedy.
19 March 2011 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This is Comic biopic of Spanish Manuel Vázquez (Madrid, 1930-Barcelona, 1995), creator of popular comic "La familia Cebolleta" or "Anacleto, Agente secreto". It is Barcelona, 60's. Vazquez is spring and life breathes his lungs. His characters succeed in Comics Editorial Bruguera. Meanwhile, the best comic illustrator in Spain enjoys what he wants when he wants to pay nothing, dodging their creditors wit, mockery and esteem to their bosses and collecting a happily married family after another. Until a grey bookkeeper of his editorial decides that he must abide by the rules like everyone else. It will not be easy: for the brilliant artist, life is a party to be strained if you are not invited.

"El gran Vázquez ", tells the adventures and misadventures of a cute and great rascal, alternately comic moments of his life (the scams that made with unusual ease) with other really pathetic (as we see in some unsavory places). At Madrid illustrator masterfully interpreted and contained by Santiago Segura way he plays very good in his character, achieving one of his best performances. Segura is the main protagonist (shown in 99% of the frames) and has the difficult task of achieving a scoundrel you liked, and even get you to move in the most tragic and hard for those who spend his character.

Segura is well accompanied by the excellent work performed by two good actors of Spanish cinema, Álex Angulo and Enrique Villar, not to mention the interesting Mercè Llorens. They are three high-level actors.

Nice comedy that begins slowly vanished dive into a story, and raw (why not) anxious. With a few strokes of humor that serve as respite, the film stands on its own with a good script, with a stunning performance of Santiago Segura undervalued and a good characterization of Francisco Ibáñez.

The film does not decline at any time and always want to know what the next occurrence of this hustler. In short, a highly recommendable film, which contains fun and reveals the life of one of the best Spanish comic artists.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Great Vazquez (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?