Be Repulsed By TORRENTE
Torrente has a great big package and he'd like you to look at it. A four film package, that is, with the quartet of Santiago Segura's massive cult hit comedies arriving on US streaming platforms yesterday. So if you want to be all sophisticated, like the audiences in Spain and across Europe that flock to these films in droves, here's your chance.
One of the most unrepentantly repulsive figures in the comedy world, there are no lows to which Torrente will not stoop. Which is entirely the point, of course. And should you care to stoop along with him, we've got a reel of some of the grossest moments of his big screen career for your enjoyment below. Be warned: He's fond of Speedos and this is not even remotely work safe.The quartet of movies in the Torrente Package -- Torrente: The Dumb Arm of the Law (1998), Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella (2001), Torrente 3: The Protector (2005), and Torrente 4: Lethal Crisis (2011) -- are each written and directed by Segura, who also stars as the repulsive, sleazy and frequently drunk "Torrente." An ex-cop who refuses to accept his expulsion from the police corps, allowing him to still "patrol" each night in his beat-up car in order to "fight" whom he considers to be the "bad guys," Torrente usually refuses to confront real criminals due to his own cowardice. But not to worry -- there are plenty of innocent bystanders for him to wreak havoc upon! Through his reprehensible but undeniably alluring character of Torrente, Segura takes no prisoners, taking aim at left, right, and center; the young, the old; the rich and the poor; and just about everyone in between.
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