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El pico (1983)

Bilbao, 1980. A right-wing Civil Guard Commander discovers that his 17-year-old son Paco, who he hopes to enter Military Academy, is a heroin addict like Urko, Paco's best friend and the ... See full summary »

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Eloy de la Iglesia
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Luis Manzano ... Paco (as Jose Luis Manzano)
Javier García Javier García ... Urko
José Manuel Cervino ... Evaristo Torrecuadrada
Luis Iriondo Luis Iriondo ... Martín Aramendía
Enrique San Francisco ... Mikel Orbea
Andrea Albani Andrea Albani ... Betty (as Lali Espinet)
Queta Ariel Queta Ariel ... Eulalia
Ovidi Montllor ... El Cojo
Marta Molins Marta Molins ... Pilar
Pedro Nieva Parola Pedro Nieva Parola ... Teniente Alcántara
Alfred Lucchetti ... Coronel (as Alfredo Luchetti)
Guillermo Reinlein Guillermo Reinlein
Marta Pérez Ferrándiz Marta Pérez Ferrándiz ... (as Marta Perez)
Santi Pons
María Isabel Amayra María Isabel Amayra ... (as Mª Isabel Amayra)
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Bilbao, 1980. A right-wing Civil Guard Commander discovers that his 17-year-old son Paco, who he hopes to enter Military Academy, is a heroin addict like Urko, Paco's best friend and the son of a leftist leader. Paco runs away from home taking a gun from his father. While the Commander initiates the search of his son accompanied by the father of Urko, he begins to discover an unknown world and little by little important changes take place in him. Written by lament

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Basque

Release Date:

4 October 1983 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Overdose See more »

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Ópalo Films See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color (Gevacolor)

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1.85 : 1
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The name of the movie plays with two of the main concepts addressed in the movie: drugs (pico is a slang for heroin) and military forces (pico is the abbreviation of picoleto, a slang for the Civil Guard). See more »

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Followed by El pico 2 (1984) See more »

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Dark tale of drugs in Spain. Realistically shocking. Based on a true story.
5 June 2007 | by kitie7See all my reviews

This is one of the most realistic and shocking movies about drugs ever made, and one of the best I have ever seen. Set in Bilbao Spain in the early 80's we meet two teenagers Paco and Urko who deal drugs for living and hag out with Betty a foreign prostitute whom together they share sex and drugs mainly Heroin, Paco also hags out with a Homosexual local artist in secret. Well, the problem begins when Paco and Urko become addicted to Heroin, and not only that, Paco is the son of a sergeant of the Guardia Civil and Urko's dad is a leader of an important political party.

The film's atmosphere is cold and dark, the scenes of drug use sex and nudity are quit explicit, the acting and direction are good, probably one of Eloy De La Iglesias's best work.

Like Chrisnine F. it's based on a true story, the sequel is also not to be missed (EL PICO 2)


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