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The Bullfighter Who Loved Too Much (07/24/2007)

released: Jul 24, 2007

description: Juan Encarnación is the most legendary toreador in Mexico City, conquering bulls and the hearts of women with the same stunning frequency. Both of his passions are reliant on the other; Juan Encarnación needs the adrenaline rush from killing a bull to carry him through in his dealings with women. When his man-servant Edward laments Juan Encarnación's lack of extended connection, Juan asks if it's not better to have huge successes sometimes.

Meanwhile in the Mexico City headquarters for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Consuela is discouraged by the huge following of Juan Encarnación. She asks the other PETA girls to step up their efforts. The others are pleased, as they find Juan Encarnación wildly appealing. Enraged at their lack of priorities, Consuela tells the girls they will be performing their protest puppet show at the next bullfight.

At the arena, Juan Encarnación is informed by Señor Wilbur Alvarez that it is essential he kills the bull, mostly for Señor Wilbur Alvarez's own enjoyment, but also for profit. Juan Encarnación struts through the halls, preparing for his fight, when he encounters Consuela. She defends the bull's right to life, and he listens bemusedly. Ultimately though, she falls prey to his charms as well, and slips him her phone number on a PETA pamphlet.

Juan Encarnación uses that phone number later that night. Consuela continues to put up a fight, even with Juan sitting outside her house with a convertible full of flowers. When he leaves, however, she runs out after him, and is pleased to see he has circled the block and come back around. They end up at a small bar together, and several bottles of wine later, end up back at Juan Encarnación's. Juan Encarnación, however, finds himself having problems since he has not killed a bull immediately before their encounter, and Consuela leaves, disappointed.

The two of them carry on in their normal lives, but find themselves suffering. Juan Encarnación is distracted and slow during his bullfights, and pays the price when he is pierced by a bull's horn. Señor Alvarez tells him he had better get himself together, because his next fight is against the ferocious El Teríble. Juan Encarnación sets about training as best he can. Meanwhile, Consuela's heart is no longer in protesting for animal rights, and seeing no other course for happiness, she begins to devour meat and wear fur and leather.

The day of the fight, Señor Alvarez reiterates the importance of the fight to him, personally, and Juan Encarnación marches towards the arena to face the bull that has killed forty-two people. El Teríble is given a final coddle by his trainer Max, and is transported to his pen. Consuela is nervous at a PETA protest, and asks if anyone has heard the results of the bullfight. She soon confesses her situation to the other girls, and they all set off in Consuela's scooter to the arena.

They arrive to find Juan Encarnación in a bad state El Teríble has injured him and knocked the sword from his hand, gaining the upper hand in the fight. The crowd is confused. Just as El Teríble has pinned Juan Encarnación and seems ready to do him in, the huge bull falls to the side. Consuela stands behind the bull's corpse, a bloody sword in her hand. She licks the sword, confesses her feelings to Juan Encarnación, and kills El Teríble's outraged trainer. Juan Encarnación cannot believe his luck, and as Edward has agreed to take the fall for Consuela's murders, there is no reason for the two not to live in carnivorous harmony forever. The two fall into each others' arms and finally consummate their love.

cast & crew:

Directed by . . . Jason Chin
 
Anita . . . Colleen Breen
Bartender/Medíco/Valet . . . Sean Kelley
Bull #1 . . . Jorin Garguilo
Bull #2 . . . Michael Johnson
Card Girl . . . Colleen Breen
Cocina . . . Amy Verdon
Consuela . . . Kristen Studard
Edward . . . Michael Johnson
El Teríble . . . Sean Kelley
El Teríble . . . Michael Johnson
El Teríble . . . Colleen Breen
Groupie #1 . . . Amy Verdon
Groupie #2 . . . Colleen Breen
Groupie #3 . . . Mel Evans
Groupie #4 . . . Sean Kelley
Juan Encarnación . . . Rob White
Max . . . Mel Evans
Most Recent of Juan's Conquests . . . Colleen Breen
Señor Wilbur Alvarez . . . Jorin Garguilo
Small Bull . . . Michael Johnson
Vicky . . . Mel Evans

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trivia:

  • Much of the music for this movie was provided by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
  • El Terible has a Hindu luck charm on it's forehead, frequently mistaken for a Nazi Swastika.

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