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The Worker (1983)

El currante (original title)
Manolo is a born multi-employee: he receives unemployment, although at the same time he manages to earn money by doing all kinds of botched jobs: masonry, plumbing, electricity - However, ... See full summary »

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Mariano Ozores

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Mariano Ozores
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrés Pajares ... Manolo Alcores
Antonio Ozores ... Don Fabián
María Casanova María Casanova ... Victoria
Jenny Llada Jenny Llada ... Elvira
Tomás Zori Tomás Zori ... Obrero #1
Beatriz Carvajal Beatriz Carvajal ... Loli / Lourdes
Beatriz Escudero Beatriz Escudero ... Petra
María Adánez María Adánez ... Yolanda
Ricardo Merino Ricardo Merino ... Don Ramiro
Emiliano Redondo ... Aspirante a Director General
Arévalo Arévalo ... Rigoberto
Luisa Armenteros Luisa Armenteros ... Doña Engracia (as Maria Luisa Armenteros)
Emma Ozores Emma Ozores ... Flora
Florinda Chico ... Doña Angustias
Rafael Alonso ... Antonio Bermejo
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Manolo is a born multi-employee: he receives unemployment, although at the same time he manages to earn money by doing all kinds of botched jobs: masonry, plumbing, electricity - However, all his earnings disappear as soon as he takes them, because he saves a secret: his little daughter is an intern in one of the best schools in Madrid, and thinks that her father is a top executive. The problems are exacerbated when the school must close its doors and the girl must go live with her father. Manolo will manage, not without difficulties, to keep the fiction before his daughter's eyes. Written by Wiki

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This movie is basically an updated version of the Bette Davis '60's movie Pocketful of Miracles. The story is adapted to Spanish culture and attitudes of the time, jazzed up to make it funnier, but basically the same. See more »

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An amusing Spanish comedy film
24 May 2004 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Andres Pajares is a cool Spanish actor. He made couple with Fernando Esteso, they achieved much success in the 80s. The movies they played were funny and with many support's actors.

The films were with short budget and lackluster but with comedy and lots of fun .Those contain many nude girls, laughs and slapstick, being mostly directed by Mariano Ozores,like are ¨Los Bingueros,Los Liantes,Los Energeticos,La Lola lleva al Huerto..¨.

In this flick also there are humor and guffaw , here Fernando Esteso only plays a secondary acting ,however appear others Spanish comedian as Juanito Navarro, Rafael Alonso, Tomas Zori,Emiliano Redondo and Paco Camoiras.

After, Andres Pajares made serious cinema and he worked for Carlos Saura making : Goodby Carmela ,obtaining prize in Cannes and in many International Festivals.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 May 1983 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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