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The Heifer (1985)

La vaquilla (original title)
A platoon of mismatched republican soldiers cross the front-line to steal the bull that the enemy is going to fight on the saint patron date of the village. In addition to ruining the ... See full summary »

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Rafael Azcona (screenplay), Rafael Azcona (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo Landa ... Brigada Castro
Guillermo Montesinos ... Mariano
Santiago Ramos ... Limeño
José Sacristán ... Teniente Broseta
Carles Velat ... Cura
Eduardo Calvo ... Coronel Republicano
Violeta Cela Violeta Cela ... Guadalupe
Agustín González ... Comandante Nacional
María Luisa Ponte ... Juana
Juanjo Puigcorbé ... Alférez
Amelia de la Torre ... Adela
Carlos Tristancho Carlos Tristancho ... Cartujano
Valeriano Andrés ... Párroco
María Elena Flores ... Vicenta
Antonio Gamero ... Sargento Nacional 1º
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Storyline

A platoon of mismatched republican soldiers cross the front-line to steal the bull that the enemy is going to fight on the saint patron date of the village. In addition to ruining the nationals' celebration they want the animal in order to butcher it and feed their famished troops. They get caught in the procession and have to go through a series of funny and pathetic incidents before they can get back to their side. Written by Mary Solari

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Comedy | War

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 March 1985 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vitela See more »

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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Director Luis García Berlanga took over 30 years to do the movie because on it he was looking the Civil War in a fun way. See more »

Quotes

Tío Cagurrio, pregonero: [through the speakers] ¿Puedo tocar la cuerna?
Brigada Castro: ¡La de tu padre!
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Songs performed by Angelillo
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