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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.

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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 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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Production Co:

Kenio Films See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

In Spain was released in 2016, 2 years later, in 36 theaters (original-dubbed version / subtitled version). 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 »

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References Nosotros los Nobles (2013) See more »

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

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Entertainingly untold story of one of the most beloved comedians from Latin America
30 August 2014 | by jalvaradSee all my reviews

Encapsulating and portraying the life and talent of Mario Moreno "Cantiflas" on the big screen is indeed a challenge that probably most producers would like to avoid. Nonetheless, knowing full well the challenges ahead of them, the director and producers of the film managed to put together a compelling story that resonates with moviegoers of today. Cantiflas is simply the story of a poor and humble Mexican in the early 1930's when mostly talent, inheritance and luck were the only ways out of poverty. The story is told in such a way that those unfamiliar with Cantiflas can quickly recognize and appreciate the breadth and depth of the golden age of Mexican cinema and one of its most shinning stars, Mario Moreno.

It is obvious that the lead actor, Óscar Jaenada spent a considerable amount of time watching Cantinflas movies to be able to imitate his voice and mannerism. He does a decent job portraying one of most intricate comedians of all time, which in itself is a very arduous task.

Undoubtedly, the film pays tribute to the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema of the 1940's and 1950's, with all its splendor and flair. Hopefully, it would serve as an inspiration for a new generation of filmmakers to appreciate the rich legacy given to them.


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