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Mutant Action (1993)

Acción mutante (original title)
In a future ruled by attractive people, mutant terrorists kidnap a rich man's daughter to claim rights for the ugly. Escaping police, the mutant leader crashes into a planet of crazy miners where no women live.

Director:

Álex de la Iglesia (as Alex de la Iglesia)

Writers:

Jorge Guerricaechevarría (as Jorge Guerricaechevarria), Álex de la Iglesia (as Alex de la Iglesia)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Resines ... Ramón Yarritu
Álex Angulo ... Alex Abadie (as Alex Angulo)
Frédérique Feder ... Patricia Orujo (as Frederique Feder)
Juan Viadas Juan Viadas ... Juan Abadie
Karra Elejalde ... José Óscar 'Manitas' Tellería
Saturnino García ... César 'Quimicefa' Ravenstein (as Saturnino Garcia)
Fernando Guillén ... El ominoso Orujo (as Fernando Guillen)
Jaime Blanch ... El presentador loco
Ion Gabella Ion Gabella ... Jorobado maldito (as Ion Gavella)
Bibiana Fernández ... Invitada de lujo (as Bibi Andersen)
Rossy de Palma ... Invitada de lujo (as Rosi De Palma)
Enrique San Francisco ... El novio ultrajado
Féodor Atkine ... Kaufmann (as Feodor Atkine)
Felipe García Vélez ... García (as Felipe Velez)
Francisco Maestre ... El abuelo (as Paco Maestre)
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Storyline

In a future world ruled by good-looking people, a terrorist group of mutants led by Ramon Yarritu kidnap the daughter of Orujo, a rich businessman, to claim for the rights of the ugly people. Escaping from the police in their spaceship, Ramon try to kill his gang in order to get all the ransom. The trip ends abruptly when they crash in Axturiax, the planet of the crazy miners where no woman lives. Written by Kupotek

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Since the story is set in a not-too-distant future, the currency used is the ECU (European Currency Unit), which at the time was due to replace in some years the local currencies of several countries within the UE. However, by the time this happened in 2002, the ECU had been renamed "Euro". See more »

Alternate Versions

UK video versions were cut by 12 secs by the BBFC to remove a closeup shot of a man's chest being slashed with a razor-blade. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

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Soy rebelde
Written by Manuel Alejandro
Performed by Ion Gabella
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Hysterically demented sci-fi/horror/comedy
4 September 2004 | by KGB-Greece-PatrasSee all my reviews

While other reviewers suggest this started out well but later lost focus, to me it went vice versa. Starts out OK, trying to balance between hilarity and supposed social commentary and of course action and blood-sheding. It manages quite well (hey this is low budget!) but I don't think the director meant for serious satire or comment on high society and life style etc. others suggested. Anyway, at the final third part, when the spaceship reaches the planet, the film gets to its high point! I had a great time watching this film, it's funny (in a twisted way), there's blood and sickness. It's high time of entertainment. It reminded me of BRAINDEAD & BAD TASTE of Peter Jackson, as well as BODY MELT of Philip Brophy and maybe a bit Mad Max (by the way ALL Australian films). Just don't expect TOO MUCH. Fans of mainstream sci-fi cinema: STAY AWAY!


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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

3 February 1993 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Mutant Action See more »

Filming Locations:

Bardenas Reales, Navarra, Spain See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CiBy 2000, El Deseo See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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