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Inspector Calzonzin (1974)

Calzonzín inspector (original title)
A humble peasant is mistaken by a federal government inspector in a small town.

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Calzonzín
Pancho Córdova ...
Don Perpetuo del Rosal
Virma González ...
Enedina
Héctor Ortega ...
Periodista
Arturo Alegro ...
Chon Prieto
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Doña Eme
Carolina Barret ...
Doña Pomposa
Mario García 'Harapos' ...
Lechuzo
Lina Montes
Carlos Jordán
Arturo G. Ramirez
Giovanni Korporaal
Hugo González Guzmán
Mario Zebadúa 'Colocho
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In a small town, the crooked local officials find out that a federal government inspector is coming, then Calzonzín (Alfonso Arau) , a poor peasant suffers from a case of "mistaken identity" when the local officials believe that he is the inspector sent by the federal government. Written by jairhcastillo

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2 May 1974 (Mexico)  »

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When Calzonzin is attempting to take off on board an airplane, his friend falls off and accidentally pulls off the right wing aileron from the airplane. When the plane does take flight, the aileron is reappears attached to the wing, undamaged. See more »

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Version of Al-mufattish al-amm (1956) See more »

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Completely stupid...and that's not such a bad thing.
17 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

"Inspector Calzonzin" is a very low-brow movie--with lots of silly slapstick and ridiculous situations. However, it also is funny. So if you're in the mood for some goofy fun, it's a decent choice.

When the film begins, two guys are on the run and escape in a small plane. However, there's a bomb aboard and they're soon blown up-- luckily the plane isn't very high in the sky and they survive. The men are assumed by some to be messengers sent from God. Additionally, one is mistaken for a government inspector who is expected in town--and the leaders are worried they'll get in trouble because they've been looting the city. Additionally, another group are revolutionaries who want to kill this supposed inspector to send a message to everyone! As far as this stranger goes, he's thrilled as folks keep giving him bribes...and he's more than willing to taken them.

If you are looking for a serious political satire film, this isn't it. It's a bit like a Three Stooges film...really dopey and with very broad humor...but it will make you laugh.


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