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Cuerpo de élite (2016)

Agents from diverse Spanish local police forces are called to form a special team.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lola
... Santi
Jordi Sánchez ... Pep
Andoni Agirregomezkorta ... Gorka
... Byron
... Agente Gil
... Boyero
Joaquín Reyes ... Julián
... Sargento Pérez
César Sarachu ... Antxon
Rober Bodegas ... Xoel
Pepa Aniorte ... Camacho
Octavi Pujades ... Agente Catalán
Rubén Sanz ... Agente Madrileño
Aitor Fernandino ... Agente Gallego


After the robbery of a bomb and the death of several secret agents who tried recovered it, Minister Boyero recruits five agents from some Spanish local police agencies to preserve the existence of Cuerpo de Élite (Elite Corp.), a secret team created in the 70's during the Spanish Transition. The new agents are Santi (Madrid's Mobility Agent), Lola (Andalusia's Civil Guard), Pep (Catalonia's Mosso d'Esquadra), Gorka (Basque Country's Ertzaina) and Byron (an Ecuatorian immigrant who claims born in Cuenca, member of Spanish Legion). The new Cuerpo de Élite is called to conclude the unfinished mission of the previous team: recover an atomic bomb from Palomares's Broken Arrow (an infamous accident where four atomic bombs fell in Spain's coast in 1966) before it be exploded. But the bad connivance between them will endanger to fulfill the mission, in addition of a woman who tries to alert Santi about the hidden truth behind of Cuerpo de Élite. Written by Chockys

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El mejor peor equipo del mundo [The best worst team of the world]


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26 August 2016 (Spain)  »

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Cuerpo de élite: Misión Palomares  »

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€4,500,000 (estimated)
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Miki Esparbé (Santi) plays an agent from Madrid, who is very proud of this origin. In reality, the actor was born in the province of Barcelona. See more »


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A motley group of different Spanish Autonomies is assembled to carry out risked missions and to find a hidden bomb
20 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

Interior Minister called Boyero, Carlos Areces, creates a special team to accomplish the most dangerous assignments . They are a bungling bunch who are very proud of their origin , as an Andalucian Guardia Civil , a Catalonya Mosso Esquadra , a public guard , a Basque Ertzaina and an Ecuatorian member of the Foreign Legion . These 5 members are the followings : Maria Leon , Miki Esparbe , Juan Carlos Aduviri , Andoni Agirregomezkorta. They are gather together and trained by a tough sergeant , Vicente Romero. As a nuclear bomb fell in 1966 Palomares , Almeria (where by that time Minister Fraga Iribarne bathed at the sea) , taking place the known Broken Arrow . But this bomb has been robbed by a former cop , Silvia Abril, and things go awry .

Amusing , funny and very cheerful film filled with action-packed , thrills , hilarious set-pieces, tongue in cheek and lots of humor .The premise is simple and plain , as a misfit , botcher team from various Spanish local police forces are called , reunited and trained to undertake hard and secret missions . Director delivers a good work , his knack of getting the most out of characters and situations without ever going over the top makes for some very big laughs . This production pays tribute to several films , taking parts here and there , such as Mission Impossible , Men In Black , James Bond films with a "Q" lookalike role played by Pepa Aniorte , including multitude of gadgets , and , of course, "Academy Police" movies . The jokes come as thick and fast , hit and miss as usual and it is done in good spirit if not always in good taste . Nice picture with accent on sight gags , and humour that stems from the diverting roles established in other movies . The sympathetic cast formed by the motley band of misfits gives fun interpretation creating confusion , laughs and mayhem with their diverse languages or dialects . As Maria Leon as Lola , the Andalucian Civil Guard who preserves peace and order in the special team; Miki Esparbe plays Santi as the agent mobility who falls for Lola ; Juan Carlos Aduviri as a Basque gay cop and special mention for Andoni Agirre as the Ecuatorian legion soldier with strong Nationalist tendency providing a lot of laughter . Support cast is acceptable with brief appearances and comical cameos as Silvia Abril , Pepa Aniorte , Vicente Romero , Paco Tous , Joaquin Reyes and the Presenter Anna Simon .

It contains an attractive and thrilling score by Vicente Ortiz Gimeno , including famous song by Mecano band . And colorful and appropriate cinematography by Angel Iguacel , shot in Madrid , Barcelona, Basque Country , and Guijo de Granadilla , Caceres , Extremadura . This motion picture also titled Heroes Wanted (international title) was professionally directed by Joaquin Mazon with enough budget , estimated 4.5000.000 Euros and had success at the Spanish Boxoffice and financed by Atres Media Cine , Kowalski Films and distributor by Netflix . Director Joaquin Mazon is a craftsman who has directed several Tv episodes from series such as Alli abajo, Con el culo al aire,Doctor Mateo ; being second Unit director and assistant director in other series as Circulo rojo, Fuera control, Cuestion sexo, Los 80 and Manolito Gafotas.

It is followed by a succesful series of 13 episodes , 2018 , created by Cristobal Garrido , Adolfo Valor with Cristina Castaño, Canco Rodriguez , Maria Botto , Joaquin Reyes and Antonio Garrido

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