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Airbag (1997)

Mommy's boy Juantxo is engaged. Dragged to the party by his friends Konradin and Paco, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute. Mafioso whorehouse owner ... See full summary »

Director:

Juanma Bajo Ulloa

Writers:

Karra Elejalde (screenplay), Juanma Bajo Ulloa (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karra Elejalde ... Juantxo
Fernando Guillén Cuervo ... Konradín
Alberto San Juan ... Pako
Manuel Manquiña ... Pazos
Maria de Medeiros ... Fátima do Espíritu Santo
Francisco Rabal ... Villambrosa
Rosa Maria Sardà ... Aurora
Luis Cuenca Luis Cuenca ... Souza
Pilar Bardem ... La Herme
Karlos Arguiñano ... Serafín
Albert Pla Albert Pla ... Sacerdote
Vicenta N'Dongo ... Vanessa
Raquel Meroño ... Araceli
Fernando Sansegundo Fernando Sansegundo ... Touriño
Aitor Mazo Aitor Mazo ... Pintinho
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Storyline

Mommy's boy Juantxo is engaged. Dragged to the party by his friends Konradin and Paco, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute. Mafioso whorehouse owner Villambrosa finds the ring. Meanwhile Villambrosa's rival gangster Souza sends "femme fatale" Fatima to check things out. Juantxo and his friends are trying to get the ring back and in the process get involved in the war between gangs.. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Spain | Portugal | Germany

Language:

Spanish | Portuguese

Release Date:

20 June 1997 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Airbag - Jetzt knallt's richtig! See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Juanma Bajo Ulloa was determined to offer the role of Araceli to Claudia Schiffer, as it was defined in the script as a stunning beauty and had no dialogue. He finally never approached Schiffer because the character grew in importance after several re-writings and it required more dialogue, and Schiffer is not fluent in Spanish. See more »

Goofs

The wrecked Ford Mustang is switched to a Ford Capri for the explosion scene. See more »

Quotes

Candidato Paiño: All this is a lie, it's clearly a complot, they set me up, man. How could I know that girl was 10 years old? Blame it on their parents! They dress them as whores!
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Connections

References Starsky and Hutch (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Yo Soy rebelde
Performed by Albert Pla
(Originally released as "Soy Rebelde", 1971)
Written by Manuel Alejandro and Anna Magdalena
Producer: Rafael Trabucchelli
(P) 1999 Subterfuge Records
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Road movie meets Comic book type of post modern film
12 February 1999 | by Sergio-26See all my reviews

A hallucinogenic three day trip through the Vasco country side (Spain). Juanma Ulloa helmed this little jewel of filming. The characters are quite odd, grotesque and weird, but must of all: FUNNY. Drugs, religion, sex, soccer and a very awkward rivalry between Spaniards and Portugese are the principal elements of this rich palette of European cinema.


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