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La estanquera de Vallecas (1987)

A couple of ruffians enters a tobacconist in the neighborhood of Vallecas to steal. Having failed in its intention they finish entrench themselves in the place, being surrounded by police.

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Eloy de la Iglesia

Writers:

José Luis Alonso de Santos (screenplay) (as Alonso de Santos), Gonzalo Goicoechea (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Penella ... Doña Justa
José Luis Gómez ... Leandro
José Luis Manzano ... Tocho
Maribel Verdú ... Ángeles
Fernando Guillén ... Maldonado
Jesús Puente ... Comisario
Antonio Gamero ... Sargento Ortega
Antonio Iranzo ... Don Julián
Pedro Nieva Parola Pedro Nieva Parola ... Teniente (as Nieva Parola)
Tina Sáinz ... Cuñada (as Tina Sainz)
Chari Moreno Chari Moreno
Mabel Ordóñez
Coral Pellicer Coral Pellicer
Raquel Daina Raquel Daina
Elvira Díez Elvira Díez
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A couple of ruffians enters a tobacconist in the neighborhood of Vallecas to steal. Having failed in its intention they finish entrench themselves in the place, being surrounded by police.

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Funny enough. Worth a watch... or two.
18 February 2004 | by Mr-JAFOSee all my reviews

I've seen this movie twice or 3 times on TV, and the situation created in it is really funny: 2 men, 1 old & 1 young decide to rubber a Tobacconist in the quarter of Vallecas (Madrid). But the owner of the establishment (a mature woman) turns out to be much braver than both of them together. Inside the tobacconist´s we can also find the owner's niece (played by a very young Maribel Verdú, a bit ugly with the irons on her teeth). The young man & her, step by step, end up falling in love with each other, and the first reaction, aggressive, defending and very tense, becomes very friendly, and they all together face the Police that came there called by the tobacconist's owner.

In just a few words, this is the case of "the chaser chased" but with a funny and good ending for them all.

Finally, I have to say that it's very entertaining and not as tough or politically incorrect as other titles by this director. If you have some spare time & don't know how to use it, take a look at this.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 April 1987 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A vallecasi trafikosnő See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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