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 by||Javier Fesser|
|Produced by||Luis Manso|
|Written by||Javier Fesser|
|Starring||Benito Pocino (as Mortadelo)|
Pepe Viyuela (as Filemón)
|Edited by||Javier Fesser|
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.
- Benito Pocino as Mortadelo
- Pepe Viyuela as Filemón
- Dominique Pinon as Fredy
- Paco Sagarzazu as The President
- Mariano Venancio as Superintendent Vincente (their boss at T.I.A.)
- Janfri Topera as Professor Bacterio
- Berta Ojea as Ofelia (Vincente's secretary)
- Gustamante as a mosquito (CGI insect)
- María Isbert as Filemón's mother
- Emilio Gavira as Rompetechos
- Germán Montaner as President's servant
- Janusz Ziemniak as The spy who started it all off
- Paco Hidalgo as President's torturer
- Javier Aller as Mickey El Gigante
- José Manuel Moya as Security guard at T.I.A.
- Joan Gadea as a crooked shopkeeper.
- Juan Peiró as someone who keeps getting run over
- Andrés Gasch as Matraca, a very large man who has it in for Filemon
- Manuel Pizarro as a thief
- Coyito Fernández as a cop
- Emiliana Olmedo as Queen Elizabeth II
- The people of Gijón (crowd scene at palace, which was the Universidad Laboral)
- The people of Valencia where much of it was filmed including the final parade and also Madrid.
- 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.
- 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.
- "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.
- Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure at IMDb
- Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure at Rotten Tomatoes
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