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Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang (2013)

Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica (original title)
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Naughty twins Zip & Zap are punished and sent to summer school at Hope, a strict re-education center run by Falconetti, who rules with a heavy hand and an eyepatch and forbids all forms of ... See full summary »

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Oskar Santos

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Jorge Lara (story) (as Jorge A. Lara), Oskar Santos (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Gutiérrez ... Falconetti
Raúl Rivas Raúl Rivas ... Zipi
Daniel Cerezo Daniel Cerezo ... Zape
Claudia Vega ... Matilde
Fran García Fran García ... Filo
Marcos Ruiz ... Micro
Christian Mulas Christian Mulas ... Heidi
Aníbal Tártalo Aníbal Tártalo ... Piojo
Alberto López ... PeloCohete
Javier Cifrián Javier Cifrián ... GriGrillo
Álex Angulo ... Sebastián Esperanza
Juan González Juan González ... Flipao (as Juan González-Páramo)
Joseba Apaolaza ... Padre Falconetti
Iñake Irastorza Iñake Irastorza ... Bibliotecaria
Santi Ugalde Santi Ugalde ... Profesor 1
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Naughty twins Zip & Zap are punished and sent to summer school at Hope, a strict re-education center run by Falconetti, who rules with a heavy hand and an eyepatch and forbids all forms of recreation and entertainment. They form the Marble Gang, the children's Resistance, in order to defy the evil headmaster. Guided by intelligence, bravery and unbreakable faith in friendship, they uncover a mysterious secret hidden deep within the school and end up having the most exciting adventure of their lives. Written by Optis

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 2013 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A gangue Zip Zap See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,242,828
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based in a Spanish comic characters, "Zipi y Zape" which were created by Escobar. See more »

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References Mazinger Z (1972) See more »

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Por siempre
Written and performed by Cali y el Dandee
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The kids had a lot of fun
13 October 2013 | by frankie_guaschSee all my reviews

Zipi and Zape are two ten year old twins. They are not mean but they are not the brightest students either. They get caught cheating and their parents sent them to a strict summer school. There they make friends, defy authority and hunt a treasure.

The story is fun but predictable, it is a kids story anyway, but had a couple of nice twists. It is similar to The Goonies, as they also hunt for a treasure, and not really related to the Zipi & Zape comic book, but in the name of the two main characters. The cast is fine though some of the child actors could do better. The sets, locations and CGI effects are gorgeous.

The kids must sneak around at night, so many times it is dark and there are some scary moments. There are no monsters and the most menacing characters are a dog and the principal, so it is not really a big deal. There is no violence but a punch in the end of the movie, also the audience would feel pity for a main character being grounded alone several times in a row.

There are some nice role models like when the kids stand by a small boy being bullied or when they work as a team. On the downside there are some stereotypes, like the fat kid ( not so fat anyway ) , the sick boy with a condition, or the braver-than-the-boys-girl. They end up being a nice outsider gang where everyone is admitted.

The last act is a roller coaster and audience cheered as the stars progress in their quest being chased away by the evil guys. The movie is quite fun, the kids loved it and the grown ups had a good time also.


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