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Kika (1993)

Unrated | | Comedy | 6 May 1994 (USA)
Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and... See full summary »

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar

Writers:

Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay), Pedro Almodóvar (story)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Verónica Forqué ... Kika
Peter Coyote ... Nicholas
Victoria Abril ... Andrea Caracortada
Àlex Casanovas ... Ramón (as Àlex Casanova)
Rossy de Palma ... Juana (as Rossy de Palma)
Santiago Lajusticia Santiago Lajusticia ... Pablo
Anabel Alonso ... Amparo
Bibiana Fernández ... Susana (as Bibí Andersen)
Jesús Bonilla ... Policía
Karra Elejalde ... Policía
Manuel Bandera ... Chico Carretera
Charo López ... Rafaela
Francisca Caballero Francisca Caballero ... Dña. Paquita
Mónica Bardem Mónica Bardem ... Paca
Joaquín Climent ... Asesino
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Storyline

Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and she then moves in with him. They might live happily ever after but first they have to cope with Kika's affair with Nicolas, the suspicious death of Ramon's mother and the intrusive gaze of tabloid-TV star and Ramon's ex-psychologist Andrea Scarface. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Кика See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,093,370
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Company Credits

Production Co:

El Deseo,CiBy 2000 See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film marks the first time director Pedro Almodóvar worked with an American actor (Peter Coyote). As of 2013, it remains his only film to do that. See more »

Alternate Versions

The german version of this movie has differences with the original spanish text. The most important one is in that scene at the elevator, when Kika is talking with her friends about Nicolas and Ramon. A friend says: "But you tell us that Nicolas eats your pussy very well" and kika answers: "Ramon also eats my pussy very well". In the german version, the friend says: "But you tell us that Nicolas really knows how to treat a woman" and kika answers: "Also Ramon knows how to treat a woman" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Muchachada nui: Episode #4.13 (2010) See more »

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Composed by Nicola Salerno and Giuseppe Fanciulli (as G. Fanciulli)
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Convoluted plot, zany, yet still entertaining
15 March 2000 | by filfy-2See all my reviews

Although the film is ostensibly about "Kika," she is actually only one character featured in this raunchy, ensemble comedy.

The plot here is all over the place! This is not necessarily bad--one character ties into another character's life and the focus of the movie moves in a circular manner which eventually returns to our heroine, the naive but lovable Kika (well-portrayed by Verónica Forqué).

This film is funny! It's a combination of "There's Something About Mary," Woody Allen at his zaniest, and "Sex and the City." Good for a laugh, especially for the poor dubbing of Peter Coyote's Spanish.


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