Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure

Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure (Spanish: La gran aventura de Mortadelo y Filemón) is a 2003 Spanish-language film based on the popular Spanish comic book series Mortadelo y Filemón by Francisco Ibáñez Talavera. It also included characters from 13, Rue del Percebe, another comic by the same creator. The film was directed by Javier Fesser and stars Benito Pocino and Pepe Viyuela.

La gran aventura de
Mortadelo y Filemón
Directed byJavier Fesser
Produced byLuis Manso
Marina Ortiz
Written byJavier Fesser
Guillermo Fesser
StarringBenito Pocino (as Mortadelo)
Pepe Viyuela (as Filemón)
Edited byJavier Fesser
Release date
Running time
105 minutes


The adventure begins when a spy breaks into Professor Bacterio's lab and steals some of his inventions from the T.I.A. headquarters (Técnicos de Investigación Aeroterráquea, "Tía" being the Spanish word for "Aunt", thus a spoof of the CIA). Mortadelo and Filemón who work for the T.I.A. are put on the case, but Fredy, another agent, decides to beat them to it. One of the inventions is a weather control machine which the spy decides to sell to the President of Tirania, a small Eastern European dictatorship. There are numerous clashes between the spy, Fredy, and Mortadelo and Filemón (who Fredy seems to want to kill). Our heroes end up in prison after accidentally beating up the local cop once too often. They escape, Filemon's mother gets kidnapped by Fredy and taken to Tirania. The spy is killed in Fredy's place as Fredy ingratiates himself with the President, while having Filemón's mother tortured. The heroes arrive and there is a big battle where Filemón is apparently killed. Then Mortadelo receives a mortal wound, but Filemón gives him a cup of water, which turns out to be the Holy Grail, Mortadelo drinks it and heals quickly, while Fredy gets his just deserts. Mortadelo and Filemón return home, their mission successfully accomplished.



Box officeEdit

It got more than 22.222.222 euros, more than Torrente 2 and Los otros (2001).[1][2]


There is a second film about the comic duo named Mort & Phil. Mission: Save Earth (2008).[3]


  1. ^ Savall, Cristina (28 February 2003). "´Mortadelo y Filemón´, a un paso del récord de taquilla". El Periódico de Aragón (in Spanish). Grupo Zeta. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  2. ^ Europa Press (29 April 2003). "'Mortadelo y Filemón' desbanca a 'Torrente 2' como segunda película más taquillera". El Mundo (in Spanish). Mundinteractivos, S.A. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Mortadelo y Filemón. Misión: Salvar la Tierra". Fotogramas (in Spanish). Hearst Magazines, S.L. 25 June 2008. Archived from the original on 16 September 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2010.

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