Acción mutante (1993)

# 14773 IMDb

Acción mutante (1993

By Álex de la Iglesia

Comedy, Sci-Fi (1h 30min)

Spain Spain, France France

Rated 6.5 after 4,308 votes on 05-Oct-18.

3 wins & 5 nominations


In a future world ruled by good-looking people, a terrorist group of mutants led by Ramon Yarritu kidnap the daughter of Orujo, a rich businessman, to claim for the rights of the ugly people. Escaping from the police in their spaceship, Ramon try to kill his gang in order to get all the ransom. The trip ends abruptly when they crash in Axturiax, the planet of the crazy miners where no woman lives.

Popular faces

Álex de la Iglesia (director) Antonio Resines Álex Angulo Frédérique Feder Karra Elejalde Saturnino García Fernando Guillén Jaime Blanch


From the same director


Antonio Resines (Ramón Yarritu), Álex Angulo (Alex Abadie (as Alex Angulo)), Frédérique Feder (Patricia Orujo (as Frederique Feder)), Juan Viadas (Juan Abadie), Karra Elejalde (José Óscar 'Manitas' Tellería), Saturnino García (César 'Quimicefa' Ravenstein (as Saturnino Garcia)), Fernando Guillén (El ominoso Orujo (as Fernando Guillen)), Jaime Blanch (El presentador loco), Ion Gabella (José 'Chepa' Montero (as Ion Gavella)), Bibiana Fernández (Invitada de lujo (as Bibi Andersen)), Rossy de Palma (Invitada de lujo (as Rosi De Palma)), Enrique San Francisco (Luis María de Ostolaza - El novio ultrajado), Féodor Atkine (Kaufmann (as Feodor Atkine)), Felipe García Vélez (García (as Felipe Velez)), Francisco Maestre (El abuelo (as Paco Maestre)), Ramón Barea (Anciano ciego (as Ramon Barea)), Alfonso Martínez (Amancio 'M.A.' González (as Alfonso Martinez)), Santiago Segura (Ezequiel), David Gil (Abraham), Carlos Perea (Zacarías (as Carlos Lopez Perea)), Pedro Luis Lavilla (Minero loco), Kino Pueyo (Minero loco (as Kino Puello)), Pololo (Minero loco), Miguel A. Chacón (Culturista), Esther García (Presentadora T.V.)...


Produced by

Agustín Almodóvar (producer), Pedro Almodóvar (producer), Esther García (associate producer)


IMDb Comment

Like the title says, this movie is an action flick about, well, mutants. Mutants who are terrorists trying to blow up the "beautiful people" of the world. I suspect, having read other viewer comments, (after being appalled by spelling and grammar), that this film will appeal to a very small, select audience. Personally, I laughed so hard, my face actually hurt. Rarely have I seen a more entertaining, goofy, hilarious, science fiction/thriller, and complete romp of a film.

"Accion Mutante" is certainly over-the-top, and it plays fast and loose with plot development, but that's part of its charm. If you're looking for a "serious" action movie, or one with some kind of point (i.e. only handsome, muscle-ridden Americans with cool sunglasses can save the world), then this is not the movie for you. But if you have an outrageous, wacky sense of humour, and you enjoy gonzo SF movies with lots of ridiculous gore and totally unrealistic violence, that leave no holds barred, then take a look at "Accion Mutante"--you'll probably love it.

For aficionados of films with the sensibility of "Freaked", "Eating Raoul", "Big Trouble in Little China", the pacing of "Aliens", and a similar amount of violence to "Fight Club". Not a subtle film, but definitely an entertaining one. And when was the last time you were actually entertained at the movies?


Since the story is set in a not-too-distant future, the currency used is the ECU (European Currency Unit), which at the time was due to replace in some years the local currencies of several countries within the UE. However, by the time this happened in 2002, the ECU had been renamed "Euro".

3 total 


3 wins & 5 nominations 
Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival • Bogota Film Festival • Goya Awards

Other titles

Mutant Action • Мутанти в действие (Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)) • Ação Mutante (Brazil) • Aktion Mutante (Germany) • Action mutante (France) • Accion mutante (Greece (video title)) • Mutáns akció (Hungary) • Azione mutante (Italy) • Akcja Mutant (Poland (alternative title)) • Operacja Mutant (Poland) 



Argentina:16 / France:12 / Germany:18 / Ireland:18 / Spain:18 / United Kingdom:18



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