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Cantinflas (2014)

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The untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, from his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood.

Director:

Sebastian del Amo

Writers:

Edui Tijerina (screenplay), Sebastian del Amo (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Óscar Jaenada ... Mario Moreno Cantinflas
Adrian Herrera Adrian Herrera ... Voceador
Michael Imperioli ... Michael Todd
Alejandra Prado ... Mapy Cortés
Ilse Salas ... Valentina Ivanova
Alejandro Calva ... Jacques Gelman
Bárbara Mori ... Liz Taylor
Ana Layevska ... Miroslava Stern
Alejandro Springall ... Inversionista
Alfonso Borbolla ... Ernesto Alonso
Luis Gerardo Méndez ... Estanislao Shilinsky
Joaquín Cosio ... Emilio 'Indio' Fernández
Andrés Montiel ... Agustín Isunza
Cassandra Ciangherotti ... Estela Pagola
Aranzta Muñoz Aranzta Muñoz ... Bailarina
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Storyline

The untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, from his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood. Written by Pantelion Films

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From Mexico to around the world


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language, smoking and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

18 September 2014 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Cantinflas: A Magia da Comédia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,506,875 (Mexico), 19 September 2014, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,661,253, 29 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,370,412, 10 October 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,650,000, 31 December 2014
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Company Credits

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Kenio Films See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Angry with the fact that the movie hadn't been released on Spain more than a year after its world wide premiere, Óscar Jaenada personally secured it a Spanish released trough his connections, which ended up happening on April the 15th 2016. See more »

Goofs

The scene of shooting "Ahí está el detalle" (1940) begins with a title card indicating that filming takes place at Churubusco Studios. Churubusco facilities weren't opened until 1945. In fact, filming took place at CLASA Studios. See more »

Crazy Credits

While the credits role one of the most famous scenes of the film El bolero de Raquel is recreated by the actors in the film. See more »

Connections

References Neither Blood Nor Sand (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Se Va Moviendo
  • Composed by Mauricio Sánchez. Performed by Los Claxons.

Universal / Universal Music Latino / Vene
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Beautiful bipoic of Mario Moreno's career and his still iconic enduring comedic personality, Cantinflas.
29 August 2014 | by oscaro573See all my reviews

Labeled as the "Charlie Chaplin of Mexico" and once called the greatest comedian alive by none other than the little tramp himself, Charlie Chaplin, Cantinflas was a improvisational comedic tour de force. If you consider yourself Mexican/Mexican American, or you simply wanna get to know the Mexican cinematic genius, Mario Moreno a.k.a.Cantinflas, (the unparalleled Shakespearean word playing tramp from Mexico) you are obligated to watch this film! I had my doubts about a Spanish actor being cast as one of our most iconic Mexican figures, but justice has been done to this endearing personality.The Performance and execution are spot on as Señor Mario Moreno. Well as the cliché goes,Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, pos "ahí esta el detalle!"


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