Torrente: The Dumb Arm of the Law

Torrente: The Dumb Arm of the Law

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Torrente: The Dumb Arm of the Law

About the Film

The Dumb Arm of the Law

In his first hilarious misadventure, former cop Torrente (Santiago Segura) hopes to win the attention of his sexy and beautiful neighbor by taking her nerdy cousin, Rafi, on his nightly crime-fighting patrols. Soon Torrente begins to suspect that a band of drug dealers is operating out of a local Chinese restaurant. With the help of Rafi and his equally inept friends, Torrente sets out to crack the case.

About the TORRENTE PACKAGE

Meet Torrente. He’s rude, crude, lewd…and a real private dick!  The four action-comedy films that make up the wildly popular TORRENTE series  (THE DUMB ARM OF THE LAW, MISSION IN MARBELLA, THE PROTECTOR and LETHAL CRISIS) feature the comic capers of José Luis Torrente (Santiago Segura)—a lazy, offensive and shamelessly politically-incorrect former cop who continues to “fight” crime as a private detective. Writer, director and star Segura takes no prisoners as his exasperating alter ego engages in all manner of shady outrageousness in pursuit of his own brand of justice. The TORRENTE series is the most successful movie franchise in Spanish film history and a box office sensation around the world. Now Torrente’s antics are available in the US on digital streaming platforms for the first time.


Director: Santiago Segura

Reactions

“A tremendously enjoyable comedy-thriller.” - Variety 

"Torrente is an unrelenting firehose of grossness!" - New York Times

"The most politically incorrect hero ever put on film!" - Twitch Film

“Torrente is outrageous.” - Oliver Stone


Festivals & Awards

  • Winner! Goya Awards 1999 - Best Supporting Actor, Tony Leblanc
  • Winner! Goya Awards 1999 - Best New Director, Santiago Segura
  • Fant-Asia Film Festival 1999 - 2nd place, Best International Film

Cast & Crew

Cast

José Luis Torrente: Santiago Segura
Rafi: Javier Cámara 
Amparito: Neus Asensi
Reme: Chus Lampreave
Father: Toni Leblanc
Malaguita: Julio Sanjuan
Toneti: Jaime Barnatan
Bombilla: Dario Paso
Carlitos: Carlos Perea

Crew

Director: Santiago Segura
Writer: Santiago Segura
Producer: Andrés Vincente Gómez
Cinematography: Carles Gusi
Original Music: Roque Baños

Technical Info

Production Year: 1998
Countries of Production: Spain
Languages: Spanish
Running Time: 1h 37m
Screen Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby Digital
Color: Yes

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Goya Awards 1999 - Best Supporting Actor, Tony Leblanc
  • Winner! Goya Awards 1999 - Best New Director, Santiago Segura
  • Fant-Asia Film Festival 1999 - 2nd place, Best International Film

Reactions

“A tremendously enjoyable comedy-thriller.” - Variety 

"Torrente is an unrelenting firehose of grossness!" - New York Times

"The most politically incorrect hero ever put on film!" - Twitch Film

“Torrente is outrageous.” - Oliver Stone


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