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La vaquilla (1985)

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 »

Writers:

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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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

On the 25th anniversary of the shooting of the film, the village of Sos del Rey Católico, in Aragón, Spain, offered a moving homage to Berlanga and Azcona, both deceased. Several members of the cast as well as other personalities were present and uncovered the sculptures of both writers. Pepe Sacristán confessed that he is terrified of bulls and could not do the scenes with the wild cow. See more »

Quotes

Brigada Castro: La clave de todo es este chico, Mariano se llama.
Teniente Broseta: Mucho pelo, eh, mucho pelo.
Brigada Castro: Se le corta.
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Songs performed by Angelillo
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