Heroes Wanted (2016)

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


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20 May 2018 | ma-cortes
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| A motley group of different Spanish Autonomies is assembled to carry out risked missions and to find a hidden bomb
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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Release Date:

26 August 2016

Language

Spanish


Country of Origin

Spain

Filming Locations

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,179,946

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