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Promedio Rojo (2004)

Nerdy comic book aficionado Roberto Rodriguez battles low self-esteem, loser friends and vicious high school bullies as he vies for the heart of Cristina, the hot new girl from Madrid.

Director:

Nicolás López

Writers:

Nicolás López, Beatriz Santana (script collaborator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariel Levy ... Roberto Rodríguez
Xenia Tostado Xenia Tostado ... Cristina Santelices
Benjamín Vicuña ... Fele
Nicolás Martínez ... Condoro
Berta Muñiz ... Papitas (as Sebastián 'Berta' Muñiz)
Fernando Larraín Fernando Larraín ... Manolo
Tatiana Astengo Tatiana Astengo ... Enfermera Berta Bravo
María Cristina Peña y Lillo María Cristina Peña y Lillo ... Marcela (as Cristina Peña y Lillo)
Fernando Farías Fernando Farías ... Abuelo de Roberto
Teresita Reyes Teresita Reyes ... Madre de Roberto
Ernesto Belloni Ernesto Belloni ... Padre de Fele
Katty Kowaleczko Katty Kowaleczko ... Madre de Fele
Eduardo Bertran Eduardo Bertran ... Marcos
Santiago Segura ... Doctor
Daniel Segal Daniel Segal ... Padre de Condoro / Alumna con barba
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Nerdy comic book aficionado Roberto Rodriguez battles low self-esteem, loser friends and vicious high school bullies as he vies for the heart of Cristina, the hot new girl from Madrid.

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Who said that school was the best time of your life?


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Spain | Chile

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 November 2004 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

Красная средняя величина See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Miguel Asensio, the producer of the movie, was the "second unit director" (uncredited). He directed the pseudo-kung-fu fight that you can see in TV in the scene when the Grandpa of Roberto See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of all the credits there is an additional scene of Lopez and Jabba (Juan Andres Salfate) in the comic book store. See more »

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References Superhéroes (1999) See more »

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Kitty
Performed by Boom Boom Kid
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The big hype of 2004 in Chile
24 May 2005 | by vivachileSee all my reviews

This movie was the big hype of 2004 in Chile. The director visited almost every mass media he could to promote the film, even 3 months before its release on theaters. With this, the film had an amazing start at box offices, everybody went saying it was a big success. But let the truth be said now. The movie is awful. Director Nicolas Lopez portrays himself as the main character, a complete nerdy loser who is the object of rejection of everybody at school, the daddy boy of the class beats him, the new Spanish beauty almost ignores him. Everything goes bad for him. Director Lopez tried to imitate the style popularized by Spanish director Alex De la Iglesia, but tried to transplant it to Chilean idiosyncrasy. The result could have been much better if he had had a good script. Some superb Chilean actors as Fernando Farias, Ernesto Belloni and Kathy Kowaleczko are absolutely wasted here, given them such minimum characters which weren't properly developed. The result is a complete mess which is not funny nor entertaining. After this movie, seems very difficult for Lopez to get some new high budget to make a mainstream movie (this one cost more than a million dollar), so it seems he will be condemned to return to his infra cult circuit where he was born and probably will remain there for the rest of his movie director life.


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