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Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (1999)

Pantaleón y las visitadoras (original title)
The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his superiors to set up a special service of 'visitors' to satisfy the sexual needs of the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Salvador del Solar ... Pantaleón Pantoja
Angie Cepeda ... Colombiana
Mónica Sánchez Mónica Sánchez ... Pochita
Pilar Bardem ... Chuchupe
Gianfranco Brero Gianfranco Brero ... General Collazos
Gustavo Bueno Gustavo Bueno ... Coronel López
Carlos Kaniowsky Carlos Kaniowsky ... Padre Beltrán
Sergio Galliani Sergio Galliani ... Teniente Bacacorzo
Tatiana Astengo Tatiana Astengo ... Pechuga
Pold Gastello Pold Gastello ... Chupito
Carlos Tuccio Carlos Tuccio ... General Scavino
Aristóteles Picho Aristóteles Picho ... El Sinchi
César Bravo César Bravo ... Palomino Ríoalto
Basilio Soraluz Basilio Soraluz ... Sinforoso Caihuas
Norka Ramírez Norka Ramírez ... Vanessa
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Storyline

The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his superiors to set up a special service of 'visitors' to satisfy the sexual needs of the soldiers posted on remote jungle outposts. At first unhappy about this assignment, he nonetheless puts his remarkable organizational skills in action and in a short time has his 'unit' running smoothly. In the home front things get complicated though; his wife dislikes his long hours and the secrecy surrounding his work, and he, despite being a dedicated husband, feels tempted by one of his "subordinates". Written by Marcelo R. <marcelo_fpr@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Peru | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Pantoja and the Special Services See more »

Filming Locations:

Iquitos, Peru

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Padre Beltrán: Who the hell told you that virile plenitude is obtained by fornication?
Pantaleón Pantoja: The most prominent psychologists and sexologists, father.
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Connections

Remake of Pantaleón y las visitadoras (1976) See more »

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Aunque me cueste la vida
Written by Luis Kalaff
Performed by Alberto Beltrán
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All Around Entertainer: A movie between genres
21 June 2011 | by princebansal1982See all my reviews

This is a lovely movie. It starts out a fun comedy movie. Then changes tracks halfway to become a sensual movie and then ends on a bittersweet dramatic note. And it does all this effortlessly without falling into any clichés.

The premise itself is very fresh and it is wonderfully developed. It is about a straight-laced army captain who is given a very different assignment. He is tasked with providing prostitutes for soldiers in remote posts. Initially he is reluctant but after he sees that he has no other alternative, he goes into his work with a great zeal.

While the side actors were not as good, the lead actors have done a very good job especially Salvador del Solar as Pantaleón Pantoja. This movie has been photographed beautifully and the sensual scenes are just amazing.


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