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800 Bullets (2002)

800 balas (original title)
Julián Torralba is a former movie stuntman in Almeria, Spain. He and several of his colleagues, who once made a living in American Westerns shot in Spain, now are reduced to doing stunt ... See full summary »


Álex de la Iglesia (as Alex de la Iglesia)


Jorge Guerricaechevarría (as Jorge Guerricaechevarria), Álex de la Iglesia (as Alex de la Iglesia)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sancho Gracia ... Julián
Ángel de Andrés López ... Cheyenne (as Angel de Andres)
Carmen Maura ... Laura
Eusebio Poncela ... Scott
Luis Castro Luis Castro ... Carlos
Manuel Tallafé Manuel Tallafé ... Manuel (as Manuel Tallafe)
Enrique Martínez Enrique Martínez ... Arrastrado (as Enrique Martinez)
Luciano Federico Luciano Federico ... Enterrador
Eduardo Gómez ... Ahorcado (as Eduardo Gomez)
Terele Pávez ... Rocío (as Terele Pavez)
Ramón Barea ... Don Mariano (as Ramon Barea)
Cesáreo Estébanez Cesáreo Estébanez ... Andrés (as Cesareo Estebanez)
Eduardo Antuña Eduardo Antuña ... Taxista
Gracia Olayo ... Juli
Berta Ojea Berta Ojea ... Ángeles


Julián Torralba is a former movie stuntman in Almeria, Spain. He and several of his colleagues, who once made a living in American Westerns shot in Spain, now are reduced to doing stunt shows for minuscule audiences on the decaying set built for those old Westerns. Julián wrestles with dark memories of the death of his son, also a stuntman, and with estrangement from his daughter-in-law Laura and her son Carlos. Carlos, a young boy, becomes intrigued with his late father's life and runs away to join Julián and his band of has-beens. There Carlos is initiated into the rambunctious life of these hard-drinking faux cowboys. But when Laura, a powerful executive looking for a new site for a tourist resort, learns that Carlos has joined the hated Julián, she moves to destroy even this remnant of Julián's once-proud career. Julián and the cowboys decide to fight back the only way they know how. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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stuntman | spain | cowboy | stunt | fight | See All (126) »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content/nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


De la Iglesia thought this was going to be a cheap movie, but in the end it cost a little more than he thought. According to Sancho Gracia, the main character of the film: "I used to say to him 'Álex you're going to ruin' and he said yes, he was going to ruin, but he was going to make the movie that he wanted". See more »


The man who takes the officers gun continues to shoot even when the gun is clearly out of ammunition. See more »


References 100 Rifles (1969) See more »

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Having fun with Alex de la Iglesia
23 November 2006 | by psychoren2002See all my reviews

"800 Balas" is another funny and cool movie from Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia, the guy who did the absolutely wonderful "El Dia de la Bestia", one of the best comedy/terror movies ever made. But I must tell you, people, if you don't speak Spanish, no matter how accurate the subtitles will be, you're missing half of the fun. And I mean Spanish from Spain, literally, because here in Argentina we speak Spanish too but in a complete different form and mood. Spanish people are hilarious when they insult each other (and there's a lot here) using some expressions that just can't be translated, like "me cago en la puta leche". But it's a funny and well delivered film no matter the language. A kind of homage to spaghetti westerns and all those little cheap movies from the 60's done with an excellent cast. Recommended.

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Release Date:

18 October 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

800 Bullets See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$866, 31 October 2004

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