Cómplices Al Rescate

Cómplices Al Rescate (English title: Accomplices to the Rescue) is a Mexican children's-teen telenovela produced by Rosy Ocampo for Televisa.[2] It premiered on January 7, 2002 and ended on July 12, 2002.[3][4]

Cómplices al rescate
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Screenplay by
  • Lourdes Barrios
  • Consuelo Garrido
Story bySocorro González
Directed by
Theme music composer
  • Christina Abaroa
  • Alejandro Abaroa
  • Pablo Aguirre[1]
Opening themeCómplices Al Rescate by Belinda & Fabián Chávez
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes132
Executive producerRosy Ocampo
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time41-44 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Picture formatNTSC
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original releaseJanuary 7 (2002-01-07) –
July 12, 2002 (2002-07-12)
Preceded byNavidad sin fin
Followed by¡Vivan los niños!
Related shows
External links
Production website

Belinda starred as child protagonist, playing the twins Silvana and Mariana, being replaced by Daniela Luján, in chapter 92. Laura Flores and Francisco Gattorno play the adult protagonists of the plot, while Cecilia Gabriela and Raúl Magaña starred as adult antagonists. Grisel Margarita and Mickey Santana starred as child antagonists.


Mariana Cantú and Silvana Del Valle are twin sisters who are separated on the day of their birth. Mariana stayed with her biological mother, a modest seamstress named Rosa, her grandmother Dona Pura and her aunt Helena who, despite having all the difficulties, are very united and happy. Mariana is a noble, sweet, cheerful and much loved girl throughout the village. Meanwhile, Silvana is stolen by Regina to pose as her own daughter with her husband Rolando, who Silvana grows up believing is her biological father, as she cannot have children herself in order to keep him and his money at her side. Orlando loves his daughter deeply despite Silvana's strong temperament. She is also superficial and cold.

After 12 years, the twins meet again, and they see the uncanny resemblance between them. Silvana asks Mariana to switch places with her for a day so that she can audition as Silvana and get a part in a famous upcoming children's band called "Cómplices al Rescate", as Mariana can sing well and Silvana cannot sing at all.

A while later, Silvana's "father" Rolando's heart illness becomes worse and he eventually suffers a stroke, which leaves him in the hospital. Regina, thinking Rolando has left all his money to her in his will, sees this as an opportunity to kill Rolando and have what she's always wanted, his fortune. Regina tells a weak Rolando that Silvana is not his biological daughter and that she has only been with him for his money the entire marriage. This angers Rolando, who then tries to get up and hurt Regina but ends up suffering another heart attack and dies on the scene.

Regina is then informed that Rolando had changed his will at the last minute, seeing as how she was always cold and never a real mother to Silvana. Rolando changed his will and left all the money to Silvana, leaving her nanny, Macrina and her godfather, Raul, in charge of the fortune until Silvana turns eighteen. This infuriates Regina, who then realizes that the twins have met and uses this as an opportunity to get the inheritance back under her name and remain rich. Regina and Gerardo then decide to kidnap Mariana too and force her to pose as Silvana, seeing as how she is actually able to sing, with the intention of making a fortune off of the Complices band and eventually, get back the inheritance.

Nanny Macrina is now in charge of Mariana too, who is being forced to pose as Silvana, and sees how Mariana is becoming friends with the Complices. She tells Mariana that perhaps the Complices will be able to help. Mariana opens up to Joaquin, Julia, Felipe and Andres, who agree to help return both twins to their mother.

Silvana is the one who was kidnapped and she is selfish, spoiled and arrogant. On the other hand, Mariana is sweet, humble and caring because was raised by Rocio, who is the same way.

Throughout the series they meet people like Joaquin and his siblings. Joaquin is an orphan along with his sister Julia and his brother Felipe. Their parents died in a car accident and the kids were left in the care of his aunt Florencia, who later gets tired of them and abandons them.

With the help of their friend and neighbor Andres (who is secretly in love with Julia) and his parents, these kids can keep living alone in the home. This becomes their biggest secret, one they must keep at all costs from the world, especially their neighbor Doña Meche, who becomes obsessed with proving that the children live alone.

Mariana, still posing as Silvana, asks the Complices to return Silvana to her mother so that Rocio's suffering will end and for Silvana to finally meet their mother. The Complices succeed in doing so, returning Silvana, who is now posing as Mariana, to Rocio. Rocio is ecstatic to have her daughter back, but Silvana, thinking Rocio gave her away as a baby, the lie Regina told her, acts very cold towards her mother the entire time she is posing as Mariana.

The series is split into two parts, during Belinda (whom played the roles of Silvana and Mariana before exiting the show) and after, when Daniela Luján takes over the role. The first part ended on Monday, May 13, 2002, when the twins are finally rescued by the kids and Alberto, Rocio's former boyfriend who is still madly in love with her. The second part began with episode 92 the day Tuesday, May 14, 2002.

The twins are returned to Rocio, who is shocked to find out she truly did have twins as she suspected throughout her entire pregnancy. But being from a small, humble town, she was unable to get any sort of ultrasound done.

Shortly after, Alberto asks Rocio to marry him. He accepts and the two wed. When the truth about what Regina and Gerardo did comes to light, Gerardo flees and Regina fakes her own death. Rocio and her family move into Silvana's adopted father mansion, which she had unknowingly inherited after his death.

This is where the second half of the story commences.

While Silvana was posing as Mariana, she realized that Rocio really wasn't aware that she had twins and did not give her up shortly after her birth. This helps Silvana unlock her singing voice and allows her to sing as beautifully as Mariana. The two twins now begin singing together as the lead vocalists of the Complices.

Regina comes back at this point under the alias Tania Belmont to take her revenge on Silvana. "Tania" opens up a new record label, Enter Records with the intent of starting a new band to destroy the Complices and get Silvana on her label so that she can gain her trust and get back Rolando's fortune.

Tania offers Silvana a recording contract as the one and only vocalist of a new band she calls Silvana y los Bandidos (Silvana and the Bandits). Silvana accepts, leaving Mariana broken and the other Complices hurting.

This becomes the main focus of the second half of the telenovela, Tania trying to get her revenge on Silvana and trying to destroy the Complices.

The telenovela ends as Tania is revealed to be Regina, has a mental breakdown and is taken to a mental hospital and Gerardo is captured by the police and taken to prison.

The finale of the telenovela happens on stage at Veracruz during a Complices concert where the band, now being joined again by Silvana and the other members of Silvana y los Bandidos, perform a show. Mantequilla comes on the stage wearing a sign around his neck that reads "FIN" (The End) and the Complices reunite with all the cast members of the show since the beginning (excluding Belinda) and dance El Baile del Sapito.


  • Belinda as Mariana Cantú/Silvana del Valle Ontiveros (episodes 1–91)
  • Daniela Luján as Mariana Cantú/Silvana del Valle Ontiveros (episodes 92–132)
  • Francisco Gattorno as Alberto del Río
  • Laura Flores as Rocío Cantú
  • Martín Ricca as Martín
  • Fabián Chávez as Joaquín Olmos
  • Cecilia Gabriela as Regina Ontiveros Vda. del Valle/Tania Velmont
  • Raúl Magaña as Gerardo Ontiveros
  • Manuel Saval as Rolando del Valle
  • Norma Herrera as Doña Pura
  • Johnny Lozada as Sebastián
  • Silvia Lomelí as Helena Cantú
  • Gustavo Rojo as Dr. Federico Rueda
  • Maribel Fernández as Macrina Bautista
  • Carlos Bonavides as Ofelio
  • Miguel Pizarro as Vicente Rosales
  • Ramiro Torres as Ramón
  • Alejandro Speitzer as Felipe Olmos
  • Grisel Margarita as Priscila Ricco Ontiveros
  • Martha Sabrina as Julia Olmos
  • Naydelin Navarrete as Naydelin Mendoza
  • Patricia Martínez as María Contreras
  • Mickey Santana as Omar Contreras
  • Roberto Marín as Roberto Obregón
  • Geraldine Galván as Doris Torres
  • Vadhir Derbez as Andrés Rosales
  • Isaac Castro as Mateo Torres
  • Ana Valeria as Dulce Rosales
  • Rossana San Juan as Lorna Rico
  • Paco Ibáñez as Fortunato Ricco
  • Pedro Weber "Chatanuga" as Don Giuseppe
  • Verónica Macías as Clarita (episodes 1–20)
  • Yolanda Ventura as Clarita (episodes 21–104)
  • Orlando Miguel as Pepe
  • Rafael del Villar as Dr. Raúl Olivo
  • Arlette Pacheco as Florencia
  • Sergio Acosta as Joel Contreras
  • Olivia Bucio as Martin's mother
  • Raúl Buenfil as Jaime Obregón
  • Benjamín Islas as El Navajas
  • Joana Brito as Doña Meche
  • Ricardo Vera as Comandante Malpica
  • Agustín Arana as Rodolfo García
  • Jacqueline Bracamontes as Jocelyn
  • Eugenio Derbez as Mantequilla's voice


Year Award Category Nominee Result
2002 Premios Oye Best Soloist Grupero Cómplices Al Rescate: Mariana Nominated
3rd Latin Grammy Awards Best Children's Album Cómplices Al Rescate: Silvana
Cómplices Al Rescate: Mariana
Cómplices Al Rescate: El Gran Final
Premios Eres Niños The Super Actress Belinda Won
The More Overtone



  1. ^ "Cómplices Al Rescate". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Cómplices Al Rescate" (in Spanish). alma-latina.net. Archived from the original on April 16, 2003. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Franco Reyes, Salvador. "No dejará Cómplices al rescate a pesar de su pugna con Televisa". archivo.eluniversal.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Son Cómplices al Rescate". noticias.vlex.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 May 2018.

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