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To the Limit (1997)

Al límite (original title)
This Spanish-French thriller is set in Madrid where late-night radio talk-show host Elena gets a call from serial killer Javier Barea who claims he will kill within the hour. Lawyer Maria ... See full summary »

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Eduardo Campoy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juanjo Puigcorbé ... Javier
Lydia Bosch ... María
Béatrice Dalle ... Elena (as Beatrice Dalle)
Bud Spencer ... Elorza
Mabel Lozano Mabel Lozano ... Candela
José Manuel Lorenzo José Manuel Lorenzo ... Vadillo
Rafael Romero Marchent ... Juez 2º
Manuel Gil ... Secretario María
Etienne Draber Etienne Draber ... Roberto
Pilar Barrera Pilar Barrera ... Actriz
Rosanna Yanni ... Rosario
Patricia Pérez Patricia Pérez ... Víctima
Antonio Del Olmo Antonio Del Olmo ... Abogado
Alberto Cuadrado Alberto Cuadrado ... Forense
Rosanna Walls ... Puta Amiga
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Storyline

This Spanish-French thriller is set in Madrid where late-night radio talk-show host Elena gets a call from serial killer Javier Barea who claims he will kill within the hour. Lawyer Maria Ramos is listening to the radio and immediately assembles an investigating team that includes Javier himself. Maria begins to suspect he's the killer, but she is simultaneously attracted to him. How long until she becomes the next victim? Written by Tiboriyo

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Thriller

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

19 December 1997 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

To the Limit See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Natalia Dicenta dubbed Béatrice Dalle in the Spanish version. See more »

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No More Mr. Nice Guy
Written by Alice Cooper and Michael Bruce
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Yawn..........seen it before somewhere..........yawn
24 May 2002 | by khatcher-2See all my reviews

Cine noir in the purest style with nothing innovative in either the story or how it is played out on the screen. Apart from being filmed in Madrid and mostly at night, there is no way of differentiating this film from any other product made in the USA. The story is as unoriginal as a stale pizza. During a late night radio programme with telephone call-ins, a sinister type announces he is about to kill a girl. Through more telephone calls leaving `clues' as to what he is going to do next, the film slithers murkily to its predictable end. It has no clout. It is rather like so many other regurgitated cinema or made for TV productions of this ilk.

Lydia Bosch hammers out her dialogues in flat toneless onslaughts and sounds as false as a $33 bill; Beatrice Dalle is somewhat better as she struggles with her tones of urgency so as to lend some kind of character and personality to the proceedings; Juanjo Puigcorbé seems so stereotyped as to not be real, and the appearance of Bud Spencer did nothing to enhance any of the other three main actors, mostly because none of them were cast for this film but miscast for this film. However, if you are a glutton for these kinds of thrillers, you will bear with it and not get very excited about anything; even the music will leave you wondering what it was trying to do.

No, if you want to see a really good Spanish thriller I suggest you try `99.9' (qv) which is far superior in all aspects.


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