Torrente 3: El protector (2005)

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The horrendous spanish detective becomes a bodyward in his new third adventure.


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Santiago Segura


Santiago Segura

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7 November 2015 | ma-cortes
| Passable third outing , this time Torrente reunites a geek gang to protect an important Euro-representative
The horrendous Spanish detective becomes a bodyward in his new third adventure, being performed by José Mota , Yvonne Sciò , Eduardo García , Fabio Testi ; and of course the great Santiago Segura . So-so Third entry in ¨Torrente series¨ starred by the most grotesque detective and well played by the one-man-show Santiago Segura , he is a real private dick , a poster child for police corruption . Featuring politically incorrect private detective Torrente , he is a macho man , lazy , rude , sex maniac , drunkard , Athletic fan , caring only about protecting and serving himself . He is a Bad Santa of the police force , a peculiar and fatty man , being a ¨El Fari¨ fan , too . Despite that , he still manages to get the job done . Torrente follows the exploits of Jose Luis Torrente , a piggy and uneducated man acting for his own selfish purports . In previous outings Torrente was rejected from police duty and he returned to private investigation . Later on , the botcher ex-dirty private eye forms a new band of underdogs (Xavier Deltell, Jose Luis Barragán , El Risitas , Jimmy Barnatán , Caña Brava , among others) to carry out a security mission to protect a known person , the beautiful woman Giannina Ricci (Yvonne Sció) . Torrente gets involved in the middle of a nasty's plot schemed by a mobster (Fabio Testi) , owner an illegal multinational called Petronosa . As we find our anti-hero in a delicate situation but he can count on to help him some people , as junkie Josito (Jose Mota) and his equally freak friends .

This is 3º installment and acceptable sequel in Torrente series . These films are made to entertain , and this movie , especially for a good time and a nice entertainment . "Torrente" is a decent and unapologetic dark comedy with great special effects , dirty humor ; it has several funny and hilarious scenes and quite successful action scenes with persecution , car crashes and many other things . The picture contains thrills , noisy action , tongue-in-cheek , grotesque situations and above all , humor . Although there are also nudism , bad-mouthed language , bad taste jokes and profanities . ¨Torrente 3¨ is written, directed , produced and stars Segura, whose production house Amiguetes Entertainment produced the film , UIP holds Spanish distribution rights . The screenplay is absurd as well as crazy , just what makes laugh a lot , that the character "Torrente" a very slutty , clumsy , sexist , Machista , extreme-right-wing , on a real person is despicable , being not adequate , but this is a film that satirizes all this and that just means he's a pathetic character , though he also has his unsettling charms . This third Torrente grossed enough success at box office ; however ¨Torrente , El Brazo Tonto De Ley¨ set box office records in its day, took $707,000 and Torrente 2 grossed more than €22 million in 2001 . The film contains many cameos of famous people, familiar faces such as Tony Leblanc , Enrique Villen , Enrique Sarasola , Jose Luis Barragan , Carlos Latre , Jimmy Barnatan , popular footballers ; of course , El Fari , and several others . Many of them famous from ¨Cuore¨ magazines . And cameos of famous filmmakers such as John Landis, Oliver Stone and Guillermo del Toro . The cameos are very amusing and fun and there are lots of laughters and jokes . The movie contains a colorful and adequate cinematography by Unax Mendia . Thrilling as well as appropriate musical score . The film takes advantage of impressive special effects , especially on its final part when takes place a breathtaking chase among cars , including : bound and leaps vehicles and expensive crashes . In fact , this Torrente was Nominated Goya Best Special Effects to Antonio Molina and Ferran Piquer . Santiago Segura dares to make films with total entertainment and bemusement . And "Torrente " is pure eschatological fun , it is 100 and some minutes of fun and laughters . It is a commendable effort by Santiago Segura to make a film like this . Few directors are able to achieve results as ¨Torrente¨ , the biggest box-office in Spain until ¨8 Apellidos Vascos¨. This film will not disappoint Santiago Segura fans.

The first instalment was ¨Torrente El Brazo Tonto De La Ley¨ ; being followed by "Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella" with Juanito Navarro , Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez , Paloma Cela , Santi Millan , Jose Mota , Pablo Carbonel ,among others ; ¨Torrente 3 El Protector¨ in which the horrendous Spanish detective becomes a bodyguard , ¨Torrente 4 Lethal crisis¨ with Kiko Rivera , Javier Gutiérrez . And finally ¨Torrente V : Misión Eurovegas¨ has a good cast as Alec Baldwin , Anna Simon , Neus Asensi , Carlos Areces , Chus Lampreave and many others . The movies were written by, directed by and starred popular Spanish comedian-director Santiago Segura and is getting the remake treatment from New Line Cinema ; all of them were produced by Andres Vicente Gomez, who exec produced the Academy Award-winning Belle Epoque .

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Release Date:

30 September 2005


Spanish, Italian, Catalan, English

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Filming Locations

Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina

Box Office


EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

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