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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 to set up a special service of 'visitors' to satisfy the sexual needs of the soldiers posted on remote jungle outposts.
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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 ... 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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

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

Soundtracks

Me engañaste
Written by Tito Mauri
Performed by Rossi War
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Funny, dramatic... and so sensual.
7 December 2006 | by rainking_esSee all my reviews

The Peruvian army is sick of reporting about violations committed by the soldiers that are detached in the Amazonian jungle. But they have a solution: they'll ask his most straight and serious officer (Captain Pantaleon) to gather together an army of prostitutes that satisfy the necessities of the soldiers. After a few days the captain will fall in love with one of the girls: Olga (Angie Cepeda).

A nice story written by Vargas Llosa, with the exquisite language of the Peruvian writer and with Angie Cepeda, a girl that's not the best actress ever but she's been blessed with a awesome body and a superhuman beauty. She's a piece of art in herself.

Some times is funny, some times is dramatic, and so sensual.. Maybe is too long but its length is reasonable after all.

*My rate: 7/10


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Country:

Peru | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Iquitos, Peru

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,380
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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