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The Great Vazquez (2010)

El Gran Vázquez (original title)
Is it possible to live aside of the system, thinking only about the present and oneself? A feature film about Manuel Vázquez, the best comic book author in Barcelona during the sixties, but... See full summary »

Director:

Óscar Aibar

Writer:

Óscar Aibar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Santiago Segura ... Vázquez
Mercè Llorens Mercè Llorens ... Rosa
Álex Angulo ... Peláez
Enrique Villén ... González
Manolo Solo ... Ibáñez (as Manuel Solo)
Héctor Vidales Héctor Vidales ... Carlitos
Pep Sais ... Sastre
Itziar Aizpuru ... Paz
Lita Claver Lita Claver ... Madame (as Lita Claver 'La Maña')
Oriol Tramvia Oriol Tramvia ... Dibujante triste (as Oriol Tramvía)
Estrella Zapatero Estrella Zapatero ... 1ª mujer
Ernesto Sevilla Ernesto Sevilla ... Camarero
Xus Gomar Xus Gomar ... Gracita
Mario Guerra Mario Guerra ... Chico recados
Paula Soldevila ... Monja
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Storyline

Is it possible to live aside of the system, thinking only about the present and oneself? A feature film about Manuel Vázquez, the best comic book author in Barcelona during the sixties, but, mainly, a man with a very particular way of living his life. Written by Distinto Films

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Taglines:

Se lo quitaba a los ricos para dárselo a sí mismo. [He took it from the rich and gave it to himself.] See more »

Genres:

Biography | Comedy

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

24 September 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Vazquez See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,184,521
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The character Rosa is based on Vázquez's first wife, Aurora. Per director Óscar Aibar's research, they met in Barcelona, married, moved to Madrid to sleep in a brothel, then for three years they lived in different hotels, paying nothing. Aurora believed Vázquez was a bright man, although he disappeared whenever he had responsibilities, and she even tried to live with him again twenty years later. See more »

Goofs

In the bar where Vázquez meets Rosa, he is creating a character called Anacleto inspired by a magazine's cover where appears Don Adams like Maxwell Smart (from Get Smart but the movie happens in 1964, when the TV show not existed still. See more »

Quotes

Peláez: [Reviews Vázquez's new pages] Let's see... Would you mind telling what's this? By God's sake, Vázquez! Every week, more than a million children read us. Tomorrow's Spaniards! What kind of an example do you think we'd give them with this garbage? The hero is even a defaulter. He's you! No. No, no, no, no, no, no, I won't allow children leave home while you incite them to scrounge, scam and deceive teh good people who work for this country to...
González: What's happening here?
Peláez: Read it yourself. This is ...
[...]
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Connections

References West 11 (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Play with Fire (And You'll Get Burned)
Written by Danny Cohen, Morris Levy, Richard Grasso (as Richie Grasso) and Gary Illingworth (as Gary Lee Illingworht)
Performed by Los Bravos
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