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Street Warriors (1977)

Perros callejeros (original title)
A gang of fifteen-year-old living in the suburbs of Barcelona have specialized in car theft. With that cars they are engaged in giving the "pull", storming shops to sell goods and attack ... See full summary »

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José Antonio de la Loma (as Jose Antonio de la Loma)

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José Antonio de la Loma (as Jose Antonio de la Loma)
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Víctor Petit Víctor Petit ... Manolo
Frank Braña ... El Esquinao
Xabier Elorriaga ... Padre Ignacio
Marta Flores Marta Flores ... Familiar de Isabel
Carlos Tristán Carlos Tristán ... Veterinario (as Carlos Tristan)
Juan Patiño Juan Patiño ... Inspector Soto
Rebeca Romer Rebeca Romer ... Casilda
Carlos Lucena Carlos Lucena ... Comisario
Linda Lay Linda Lay ... Víctima de agresión sexual
Eva Lyberten Eva Lyberten ... Ceci
Ana Rottier Ana Rottier
Juan Torres Juan Torres ... Funcionario del reformatorio
Juan Subatella Juan Subatella ... Mariano
Javier de la Cima Javier de la Cima ... Hombre atracado
Antonio Díaz del Castillo Antonio Díaz del Castillo ... Jefe Policía Municipal (as Antonio Diaz del Castillo)
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A gang of fifteen-year-old living in the suburbs of Barcelona have specialized in car theft. With that cars they are engaged in giving the "pull", storming shops to sell goods and attack couples in secluded places in order to rob them and abuse women. Sometimes caught red-handed, they are persecuted by the police; To escape, they invade the road, circulate in the opposite direction and skip controls, sometimes resulting badly injured. Written by jsanchez

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Connections

Followed by Los últimos golpes de 'El Torete' (1980) See more »

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Escape
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Written by Alberto Verrecchia
Conducted by Stefano Liberati
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Jose Antonio De La Loma's first Quinqui movie that expanded several sequels , imitations and rip-offs
30 May 2016 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A classic film , first of series , that belongs to the violent as well as realistic Quinqui Subgenre with the usual ingredients : drama , delinquency , exploitation and lots of violence . This middling ¨Quinqui¨ movie deals with Ángel Fernández Franco , alias ¨El Torete¨ (he was born in 1960 and died 1989, by VIH , at age 31) , it tells his life like a legend , executing heists , armed robberies , burglary , breaking , ¨Tirones¨ or purse snatchers , assault women and other crimes and misdemeanours . He is a small-time thief who resides in La Mina slums , Barcelona, living in poverty and where falls in love for Isabel engaged to Mosque , a dangerous gypsy ; the latter informs Police (Víctor Petit , Carlos Lucena) about illegal activities of Torete . And , then , he is imprisoned at a youthful penitentiary run by Padre Ignacio (Xabier Elorriaga) . Torete escapes and he again goes on his criminal career . Later on , he faces off the revengeful ¨El Esquinao¨(Frank Braña), Isabel's (Nadia Windel) uncle who executes a terrible vendetta . After that , Torete seeks vengeance and he will stop at nothing to get it . At the end it takes place a disturbing denouement with fateful consequences .

First part of the ¨Perros Callejeros¨ trilogy by Jose Antonio De La Loma , the authentic creator of the Quinqui sub-genre about juvenile delinquents and ordinarily played by Angel Fernández Franco , one of the most know delinquents of the seventies . ¨Perros Callejeros I¨ was a popular and big Spanish hit , that's why director De La Loma made various sequels enhancing the customary issues that got again a ¨hit smash¨ , such as: noisy action , hold-ups , car races , car theft , stabbing , teen violence , pursuits and nudism . Including some very crude as well as distasteful images as when there take place an attempt rape , when Torete is abducted , mistreated and mutilated and showing brutal , exploitative rape frames . This is one of several movies dealing with youth delinquency in Spain during the 70s and early 80s mostly realized by Jose Antonio De La Loma , along with Eloy De La Iglesia as ¨Navajeros , "Colegas", "El Pico 1¨ , 2" , ¨La Estanquera De Vallecas¨ and especially ¨Deprisa , Deprisa¨ by Carlos Saura , among others ; and all of them concerning about street life of young delinquents living in the lowest and poorest suburbs and including social commentary . These films were notorious in the years of the Spanish transition to democracy including provoking and polemic issues and played by unknown young people . The style is pretty much urban and realistic as well in the atmosphere as in the fresh dialog and attempted to take a position in favor of the outcast people . Drugs , delinquency, and generational problems are the habitual subjects in these films and specially dedicated to the underworld of heroin and a very realistic look at drug addiction . Passing of time hasn't had mercy with most of those movies , but they represented a time and a way of life in the history of Spain ; and now they may seem a little bit naive . The ¨Perros Callejeros's¨ screenplay written by the same Jose Antonio De La Loma is such strong with disagreeable events , extremely violent scenes , though also with some ingenuousness . Jose Antonio De La Loma chose young and natural actors as Angel Fernandez Franco who had a natural talent to play , he performed his part to the hilt , unafraid of filmmaker's unsympathetic camera and the particularity of the character .

Atmospheric musical score including , Rumbas , ordinary disco-music of the 70s , adding usual scenarios and atmospheres of the sixties . Regular photography with juicy atmosphere by Francisco Sanchez , but unfortunately turns too much murky in some video print , being necessary a perfect remastering . Director Juan Antonio De La Loma who hired true delinquents who used their own slang , and giving great realism . De La Loma , had a long career including titles as writer and filmmaker . In his youthful De La Loma worked as a teacher in the Chinese barrio of Barcelona and he lived poorness and isolation . Shot by the creator of ¨Quinqui sub-genre¨ , the veteran and prolific Jose Antonio De La Loma , in his usual botcher style , plenty of extreme sensationalism and exploitation , who filmed the successful trilogy : ¨Perros Callejeros I , II¨ and ¨Ultimos Golpes Del Torete¨ and he even made a female version : ¨Perras Callejeras¨ . Loma directed all kinds of genres as Western : ¨Professional for a massacre¨ ,¨Texas Kid¨ ,¨Clint the solitary¨ , ¨Return of Clint¨, ¨The last Mohican¨, ¨Seven pistols for Timothy¨ , ¨Viva Carrancho¨, ¨The Boldest job in the West¨, and ¨Blood at sundown¨or ¨Porque Seguir Matando¨and Action such as : ¨Metralleta Stein¨ , ¨Razzia¨ , ¨Explosion¨ , Squadron: Counterforce¨or "Playing with Death" , ¨Goma 2¨ , ¨Tony Carrera¨, "Playboy to Kill" and several others .


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1982 (Italy) See more »

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Street Warriors See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Films Zodíaco, Profilmes See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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