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Torrente: The Dumb Arm of the Law

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Overview

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.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

“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

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
  • 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
  • Director : Santiago Segura
  • Writer : Santiago Segura
  • Producer : Andrés Vincente Gómez
  • Cinematography : Carles Gusi
  • Original Music : Roque Baños
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 1998
  • Release Date : 03/13/98
  • Countries of Production : Spain
  • Languages : Spanish
  • Running Time : 97 minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 1.85:1
  • Sound : Dolby Digital
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Unrated
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