Sevilla Connection (1992)

Look, we all have to work.

By 1992, I figure the need for Satanic psychosexual madness was not high in Spain, so José Ramón Larraz directed this film from a script not his own — stars and brothers César and Jorge Cadaval (collectively known as Los Morancos or The Blueberries) wrote it along with Ramón de Diego — and it’s outside his wheelhouse seeing as how it’s a cop comedy.

In Seville during Expo 92, a Panamanian and an Iranian villain set up a drug and arms trafficking business behind the front of an import and export company. Luckily, officers Juan Romero and Benito Arena (Jorge and César) have just completed their antidrug classes in Miami and have come back to Spain to battle the war on drugs. 

Jack Taylor is in this and man, how many different films, countries and genres did he show up in? He’s in Mexican movies like Neutrón, el enmascarado negro and the Nostradamus films, the big budget Cleopatra, plenty of Jess Franco films, battles Paul Naschy in Doctor Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo, battles the Blind Dead in The Ghost Galleon, takes part in some giallo like The Killer Is One of 13 and Red Rings of Fear, plays a priest in Conan the Barbarian, is in Larraz’s Edge of the Axe and Rest In Pieces, is a journalist in the Tawny Kitaen movie Crystal Heart and ended up being in around 128 movies. What an awesome career.

The Seville in the title refers to the Seville Expo ’92 which ran from April 20 to October 12, 1992 on La Isla de La Cartuja in Seville, Spain. “The Age of Discovery” celebrated the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus reaching the Americas after launching from Seville’s port and more than 41 million guests attended.

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