6.9/10
10,912
23 user 8 critic

Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley (1998)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 13 March 1998 (Spain)
Trailer
1:13 | Trailer
José Luis Torrente, a former policeman fights against the oriental mafia in Madrid.

Director:

Santiago Segura

Writer:

Santiago Segura
Reviews
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Torrente has now moved to Marbella, where, after being wiped out of the money he had gained, has returned to private investigation. But in one of his cases he gets involved in the middle of a villain's missile plot to destroy the city and his own uncle's blackmail operation... and he knows nothing.

Director: Santiago Segura
Stars: Santiago Segura, Gabino Diego, Tony Leblanc
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

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

Director: Santiago Segura
Stars: Santiago Segura, José Mota, Javier Gutiérrez
Torrente 4 (2011)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The rude, lewd and crude Spanish ex-police officer Torrente finds himself facing jail time. Can he survive a twisted irony that places him where he has put so many others, both guilty and innocent?

Director: Santiago Segura
Stars: Santiago Segura, Carlos Areces, Goyo Jiménez
Torrente 5 (2014)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Crooked cop Torrente gets out of jail in the year 2018 to find a different Spain from the one he knew.

Director: Santiago Segura
Stars: Santiago Segura, Julián López, Jesulín de Ubrique
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

AC/DC loving duo chase love and run from the police.

Director: Chema de la Peña
Stars: Santiago Segura, Florentino Fernández, Jaydy Michel
Airbag (1997)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Mommy's boy Juantxo is engaged. Dragged to the party by his friends Konradin and Paco, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute. Mafioso whorehouse owner ... See full summary »

Director: Juanma Bajo Ulloa
Stars: Karra Elejalde, Fernando Guillén Cuervo, Alberto San Juan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Bent on committing as many sins as possible to avert the birth of the beast, a Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult. Now, he must become an unrelenting sinner. Is there still hope?

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura
Numbered Days (1994)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A member of the ETA terrorist organization belongs to a commando which is preparing an outrage in Madrid. But he sets other priorities when he meets a girl who is addicted to drugs and for ... See full summary »

Director: Imanol Uribe
Stars: Carmelo Gómez, Ruth Gabriel, Javier Bardem
The Hold-Up (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Lola's a single mom, broke, working as a janitor and maid. Silvia is pregnant, and her lover (her boss) won't leave his wife. Maite, newly a widow, discovers she's penniless but wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Eva Lesmes
Stars: Adriana Ozores, Malena Alterio, Maribel Verdú
Canguros (1994–1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Stars: Ana Risueño, Maribel Verdú, Luis Merlo
Action | Comedy | Crime

A lazy and corrupt cop tries to polish his image and impress his sexy new neighbor by tracking down a local gang of drug traffickers.

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Santiago Segura ... Torrente
Javier Cámara ... Rafi
Neus Asensi ... Amparito
Chus Lampreave ... Reme
Tony Leblanc ... Padre
Julio Sanjuán Julio Sanjuán ... Malaguita
Jimmy Barnatán ... Toneti (as Jaime Barnatán)
Darío Paso Darío Paso ... Bombilla
Carlos Perea Carlos Perea ... Carlitos
Manuel Manquiña ... El Francés
Espartaco Santoni Espartaco Santoni ... Mendoza
Antonio de la Torre ... Rodrigo
Javier Jurdao Javier Jurdao ... Israel
Carlos Bardem ... Cayetano
César Vea ... Borja
Edit

Storyline

Torrente is a lazy, rude, drunkard, sexist, racist, extreme-right-wing Madrid cop; a despicable character who only cares about himself. He lives in a decrepit slum with his wheelchair-bound father, whom he treats quite badly. One day, a new family of neighbours move in, and the sexy younger daughter, Amparito, catches his eye, so he becomes a friend of Rafi, her nerdy brother, to get closer to her. At the same time, he discovers that a band of drug traffickers are operating in a nearby chinese restaurant; he knows that if he cracks this case, it could make him regain the status he lost within the police department; but the only people he can count on to help him are Rafi and his equally nerdy friends. Written by Pablo Montoya <mmontoyac@nexo.es>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When you thought that Spanish cinema was improving

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 March 1998 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Torrente, the Stupid Arm of the Law See more »

Filming Locations:

Leganés, Madrid, Spain See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Santiago Segura has claimed that the inspiration for this movie was Cobra (1986), that he conceived as a parody of the 80s action movies. In fact, the own title is a spoof of Stallone's movie, since then in Spain Cobra was titled as "Cobra, el brazo fuerte de la ley" (Cobra, the strong arm of the law). See more »

Quotes

[subtitled version]
[first lines]
Torrente: Luisito!
Barman: Torrente! What's it gonna be?
Torrente: The usual.
See more »


Soundtracks

Maldita droga
Written by Antonio Barrul
Warner Chappell Music
Performed by Tony el Gitano
Courtesy of B.M.G. Ariola
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the funnies movies ever!
1 April 2005 | by arhanghellSee all my reviews

This movie is a killer! One of the funniest ever! If you like Farelly brothers's work, this will overpass everything they've done by far! Great stuff! If you see this film once you will feel that you need to see it at least one more time! Of course, you'll need to have the stomach for this kind of jokes! The other characters, Rafi and his two friends are also extremely funny! But cannot overpass Torente! Also,you have to see the sequel! An absolute killer!! I laughed so hard at this movie, that I actually cried!!! These friends of his are so stupid and cheesy, that almost all the parts with them will make your laughter hard to take! As I said, when you'll think you had enough, it comes back, bigger, longer and uncut! If you like humor and especially black and somewhat racist and apparently dumb humor, it's a must! Go see it dudes! It's all worth!


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed