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Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley ()


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José Luis Torrente, a former policeman fights against the oriental mafia in Madrid.

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Torrente
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Rafi
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Amparito
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Reme
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Padre
Julio Sanjuán ...
Malaguita
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Toneti (as Jaime Barnatán)
Darío Paso ...
Bombilla
Carlos Perea ...
Carlitos
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El Francés
Espartaco Santoni ...
Mendoza
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Rodrigo
Javier Jurdao ...
Israel
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Cayetano
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Borja
Manuel Tallafé ...
El Mudo
Rosa Zhidán ...
Lio-Chi
Jake Nong ...
Wang (as Hi-Chong Nong)
Santiago Barullo ...
Moreno (as Santiago 'Barullo')
Luis Cuenca ...
Barman
Nuria Carbonell ...
Pili
Carmen Navarro ...
Clienta pescadería
Cela Ortega ...
Estudiante pescadería
Carlos Lucas ...
Liborio
Sixto Cid ...
Colillas
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'Freak' ultramarinos
El Gran Wyoming ...
Comisario
Cañita Brava ...
Antonio (as 'Cañita Brava')
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Milagritos
Felipe Hita ...
Matón 1
José Miguel Gómez ...
Matón 2
Poli Díaz ...
Poli Díaz
Aquilino Gamazo ...
Motero billares
Eva Sklar ...
Camarera embarazada
Olga Lorente ...
Otra camarera
Juan Dakas ...
D.J. 'Danch'
Luis Gutiérrez ...
Farrelli
Fernando Sáez ...
Gumo
Graciano Fernández ...
Graziano
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Sultán (uncredited)
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Dominguero (uncredited)
Javier Cansado ...
Enfermero (uncredited)
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Médico (scenes deleted) (uncredited)
Claudio Contreras ...
Técnico de laboratorio (uncredited)
Nuria de la Fuente ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Atracador 2 (uncredited)
Carlos Faemino ...
Enfermero (uncredited)
Sergio Francisco ...
Líder de laboratorio (uncredited)
Carlos García Berlanga ...
Enfermero (uncredited)
Máximo Pradera ...
Inspector de policía (uncredited)
José García Ruiz ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Atracador 1 (uncredited)
Luixy Toledo ...
Ramírez (uncredited)
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Cura (uncredited)
Santiago Urrialde ...
Policía (uncredited)

Directed by

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Santiago Segura

Written by

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Santiago Segura ... (written by)

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Andrés Vicente Gómez ... producer
Marco Gómez ... associate producer

Music by

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Roque Baños

Cinematography by

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Carles Gusi ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Fidel Collados

Editorial Department

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David Collados ... assistant editor
Elsa Fernández ... editor trainee
Ascen Marchena ... assistant editor

Art Direction by

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José Luis Arrizabalaga ... (as Arri)
Biaffra
Claudio Contreras ... (as Los zombis de Sahuayo)

Costume Design by

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Lala Huete

Makeup Department

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María Amaro ... hair stylist trainee
Miguel Sesé Guillot ... assistant makeup artist
Miguel Sesé ... makeup artist
Natalia Sesé ... assistant hair stylist
Blanca Sánchez ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Ernesto Gillman ... assistant production manager trainee
Luis Gutiérrez ... production manager
Juan Carlos Medina ... assistant production manager trainee
Paloma Molina ... assistant production manager
Javier Zulueta ... unit production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sergio Francisco ... assistant director
Estefanía Rueda ... second assistant director
Vicente Vieitez ... second second assistant director
Falele Ygueravide ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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José Antonio Carmona ... construction coordinator (as José A. Carmona)
Lierni Izaguirre ... property master
Maya Malonda ... set decorator trainee
José María Núñez de Lecea ... construction assistant
Isolda Patrón-Costas ... set decorator trainee
Ricardo G. Villalpando ... construction assistant
Fernando Zoilo ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Manuel Corrales ... foley artist
Antonio García ... sound recordist
Carlos Garrido ... sound mixer
Diego Garrido ... sound mixer / sound technician
Fabio Huete ... boom operator
Alex Martínez ... copyist
Jaume Puig ... dolby consultant (as Jaime Puig)
Antonio Rodríguez 'Mármol' ... sound

Special Effects by

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Jose Bullejos ... special effects technician (as José Bullejos)
David Campos ... special effects technician
Pau Costa ... special effects technician
Carlos Laguna ... special effects technician
Julio Navarro ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Carlos J. Santos ... optical

Stunts

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Silvia Ahijado ... stunts
Juan Carlos Arellanos ... stunts
Marina de Mendialdúa ... stunts
Susana Domínguez ... stunts
César Fernández ... stunts
Javier García ... stunts
Diego Herberg ... stunts
Fernando Horta ... stunts
Ricardo de la Torre ... stunts
Ginés Ladrón de Guevara ... stunts
Carlos López ... stunts
Óscar Martín ... stunts
César Martínez ... stunts
José Medina ... stunts
Eduardo Moratilla ... stunts
Ángel Plana ... stunts
Juan José Rodríguez ... stunts (as Juanjo Rodríguez)
Borja Salazar ... stunts
César Solar ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Paola Ardizzoni ... still photographer
Roberto Cuadrado ... electrician
Mónica de Pascalis ... still photographer
Alfredo Díaz ... key grip (as Alfredo Díaz Viñas)
Javier González ... video technician
Juan Leiva ... camera operator: second unit (as Juan Leyva)
Manuel Luque Quero ... electrician
Javier Merino ... electrician (as Francisco Javier Merino)
Santiago Millán ... electrician / generator operator
Jordi Monferrer ... assistant camera: second unit
Arcadio Sequeira ... gaffer
Alfonso Torralbo ... electrician
Marta V. García ... assistant camera
Daniel Úbeda ... second assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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María Carmen Fernández ... seamstress (as Mari Carmen Fernández)
Lena Mossum ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Domingo González ... location manager

Music Department

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Mario Klemens ... conductor
Javier Liñán ... music coordinator
Alex Martínez ... assistant music recordist
Miroslav Vilímec ... musician: concertino
José Vinader ... mixing engineer / recording engineer
Rudolf Wiedermann ... music coordinator

Transportation Department

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Julián Hernández ... driver
Juan Pedro Macías ... driver
Ángel Megino ... transportation coordinator
Roberto Morón ... driver
Agustín Ruiz ... driver
Bernardino Villanueva ... driver

Other crew

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Francisco Amaro ... administrator
Juan Dakas ... press attache / press promotion
José Manuel Fernández ... accountant
Margarita Fernández ... script supervisor
Elena Figaredo ... production secretary
Roberto Guijarro ... title designer
Margarita Kramer ... press attache / press promotion
Rubén Liñán ... production assistant
Miguel Martí ... production assistant
Antonio Molina ... armorer
Carlos J. Santos ... title designer
Eva Sklar ... press attache / press promotion
Javier Zulueta ... stage manager

Thanks

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Joaquín Andújar ... the director wishes to thank
Alberto Arribas Reyes ... thanks
José Luis Arrizabalaga ... the director wishes to thank (as 'Los Morgens')
Javier Bardem ... the director wishes to thank
Biaffra ... the director wishes to thank (as 'Los Morgens')
Pablo Blanco ... the director wishes to thank
Andreu Buenafuente ... the director wishes to thank
Javier Cansado ... the director wishes to thank (as Cansado)
Pablo Carbonell ... the director wishes to thank
Álex de la Iglesia ... the director wishes to thank (as Pichi)
Guillermo del Toro ... the director wishes to thank
Gabino Diego ... the director wishes to thank
Agustín Díaz Yanes ... the director wishes to thank
Amaya Díez ... the director wishes to thank (as Fany)
El Gran Wyoming ... the director wishes to thank
Carlos Faemino ... the director wishes to thank (as Faemino)
Carlos García Berlanga ... the director wishes to thank (as Carlos Berlanga)
Julio Gómez ... thanks
Julián Mateos ... thanks
Daniel Monzón ... the director wishes to thank
Mariano Ozores ... the director wishes to thank
López Pascual ... thanks
Pichi ... the director wishes to thank
Máximo Pradera ... the director wishes to thank
Jorge Sanz ... the director wishes to thank
Luixy Toledo ... the director wishes to thank
David Trueba ... the director wishes to thank
Fernando Trueba ... the director wishes to thank
Santiago Urrialde ... the director wishes to thank
Crew believed to be complete

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Torrente is a lazy, rude, drunkard, sexist, racist, extreme-right-wing Madrid cop; a despicable character who only cares about himself. He lives in a decrepit slum with his wheelchair-bound father, whom he treats quite badly. One day, a new family of neighbours move in, and the sexy younger daughter, Amparito, catches his eye, so he becomes a friend of Rafi, her nerdy brother, to get closer to her. At the same time, he discovers that a band of drug traffickers are operating in a nearby chinese restaurant; he knows that if he cracks this case, it could make him regain the status he lost within the police department; but the only people he can count on to help him are Rafi and his equally nerdy friends. Written by Pablo Montoya

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Also Known As
  • Torrente (France)
  • Torrente, le bras gauche de la loi (France)
  • Torrente - Der dumme Arm des Gesetzes (Germany)
  • Torente, glupa ruka zakona (Serbia)
  • Torrente: Przyglupia reka sprawiedliwosci (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Budget EUR1,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Spain EUR800,000, 12 Mar 1998

Did You Know?

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Trivia Santiago Segura has claimed that the inspiration for this movie was Cobra (1986), that he conceived as a parody of the 80s action movies. In fact, the own title is a spoof of Stallone's movie, since then in Spain Cobra was titled as "Cobra, el brazo fuerte de la ley" (Cobra, the strong arm of the law). See more »
Movie Connections Followed by Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Apatrullando la ciudad See more »
Quotes Rafi: [into the mirror] You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me?
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