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The Year of the Tick (2004)

El año de la garrapata (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Félix Gómez ... Fran
Javier Veiga Javier Veiga ... Morgan
Verónica Sánchez ... Ana
María Vázquez ... Patricia
Víctor Clavijo ... Lito
Camila Bossa Camila Bossa ... Rosa
Mela Casal Mela Casal ... Madre de Fran
Celso Parada Celso Parada ... Padre de Fran
Josefina Gómez Josefina Gómez ... Abuela de Fran
Rosa Álvarez Rosa Álvarez ... Amiga [de] Montse
Elina Luaces Elina Luaces ... Madre de Morgan
Manuel Millán Manuel Millán ... Hombre 1
Mariana Carballal Mariana Carballal ... Mujer 1
Ernesto Ferro Ernesto Ferro ... Hombre 2
Marta Pazos Marta Pazos ... Laura
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Si no sabes qué hacer con tu vida, lo mejor es no hacer nada. [If you don't know what to do with your life, the best thing is to do nothing]

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Fran says that Can't Stop the Music was released in 1979. In fact, it was first released in 1980. See more »

Crazy Credits

Initial credits feature a scene in a supermarket with the actors' names next to their images, AND the crew as customers and workers, doing relevant things: Makeup designers trying makeup, hairdressers combing their hair, the sound technician shakes a can while hearing what happens (and then he steals the can)... Each with his or her name overimposed. See more »

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References Little House on the Prairie (1974) See more »

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Brand New Clock
Written by José Antonio Sánchez Magan
Performed by Golden Zombies
Editor: Música de Miedo / Warner Chappell
Máster por cortesía de Munster Records
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Quite good
2 September 2004 | by newland80See all my reviews

Although its premise didn't look too promising, "El año de la garrapata" is quite an entertaining and surprisingly well directed film. Lately teen comedies have been more full of bathroom jokes than of intelligent humor, and that's why my expectations were pretty low. However, I was pleasantly surprised.

Although the film presents an unbelievable and certainly not recommendable lifestyle (be a bloodsucker to your parents as long as you can) it does so in quite an amusing way. The cast is very good too, specially Félix Gomez, María Vázquez and Víctor Clavijo, the three of them extremely promising rising stars. Verónica Sánchez has been better both in cinema ("Al sur de Granada") and TV ("Los Serrano"), but here she looks rather absent-minded. Javier Veiga is a victim of miscasting, and he does as much as he can with his disagreeable character.

The only thing I can say is that I was amused all throughout the film. Maybe it's not high cinema, but it's a more than acceptable summer movie.

Overall rating: 7/10


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Release Date:

20 August 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

O ano da carracha See more »

Filming Locations:

Lugo, Lugo, Galicia, Spain

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