MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 21,691 this week

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

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 630 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...

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 138 titles
created 05 Feb 2012
 
a list of 358 titles
created 12 Jun 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 04 Mar 2014
 
a list of 2828 titles
created 11 Jun 2014
 
a list of 1925 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Great Vazquez (2010)

The Great Vazquez (2010) on IMDb 6.3/10

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 | 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
    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
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
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
Di que sí (2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Víctor Martínez (Santi Millán) is a shy 36-year-old man working as an usher at a movie theater. He still lives with his mother (Chus Lampreave). By some mistake, he ends up in a reality ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Calvo
Stars: Paz Vega, Santi Millán, Constantino Romero
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
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Daniel Monzón
Stars: Fernando Ramallo, Neus Asensi, Joel Joan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A number of different sketches with no correlation.

Director: Juan Cavestany
Stars: Raquel Guerrero, Jorge Cabrera, David Luque
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang
Ekipo Ja (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  
Director: Juan Muñoz
Stars: Juan Muñoz, José Carabias, Juan Salazar
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
Directors: Juan Cavestany, Enrique López Lavigne
Stars: Santiago Segura, Javier Gutiérrez, Pilar Castro
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
...
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

In a scene where Vázquez visits a brothel, the madam that talks with him suggests that Vázquez portraits himself like a character. Vázquez was main character in "Los Cuentos Del Tío Vázquez" (Uncle Vazquez's Tales) and "Anacleto, Agente Secreto", where was one of the villains. 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:
?