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The Great Vazquez (2010)

El Gran Vázquez (original title)
Is it possible to live aside of the system, thinking only about the present and oneself? A feature film about Manuel Vázquez, the best comic book author in Barcelona during the sixties, but... See full summary »

Director:

Óscar Aibar

Writer:

Óscar Aibar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Santiago Segura ... Vázquez
Mercè Llorens Mercè Llorens ... Rosa
Álex Angulo ... Peláez
Enrique Villén ... González
Manolo Solo ... Ibáñez (as Manuel Solo)
Héctor Vidales Héctor Vidales ... Carlitos
Pep Sais ... Sastre
Itziar Aizpuru ... Paz
Lita Claver Lita Claver ... Madame (as Lita Claver 'La Maña')
Oriol Tramvia Oriol Tramvia ... Dibujante triste (as Oriol Tramvía)
Estrella Zapatero Estrella Zapatero ... 1ª mujer
Ernesto Sevilla Ernesto Sevilla ... Camarero
Xus Gomar Xus Gomar ... Gracita
Mario Guerra Mario Guerra ... Chico recados
Paula Soldevila ... Monja
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Is it possible to live aside of the system, thinking only about the present and oneself? A feature film about Manuel Vázquez, the best comic book author in Barcelona during the sixties, but, mainly, a man with a very particular way of living his life. Written by Distinto Films

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Se lo quitaba a los ricos para dárselo a sí mismo. [He took it from the rich and gave it to himself.] See more »

Genres:

Biography | Comedy

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Trivia

Several fans asked director Óscar Aibar why he did not film a movie about Francisco Ibáñez, a more popular comic-book writer. Ibáñez himself replied that no-one would be interested in the biography of a guy sitting in front of a drawing table for sixty years, doing his work. See more »

Goofs

In the bar where Vázquez meets Rosa, he is creating a character called Anacleto inspired by a magazine's cover where appears Don Adams like Maxwell Smart (from Get Smart but the movie happens in 1964, when the TV show not existed still. See more »

Quotes

Rosa: Manolo I - I can't like live this. Really, I don't think anyone but you can live like this.
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Connections

Featured in Así se hizo 'El Gran Vázquez' (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Play with Fire (And You'll Get Burned)
Written by Danny Cohen, Morris Levy, Richard Grasso (as Richie Grasso) and Gary Illingworth (as Gary Lee Illingworht)
Performed by Los Bravos
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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

24 September 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

El gran Vázquez See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,184,521
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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