Manolito Gafotas (1999)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Comedy, Road Movie  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A boy goes on a vacation with his father and ends up taking the ride of his life in the comedy Manolito Gafotas. Manolito (David Sanchez del Rey) is a cheerful but accident-prone child who doesn't see his father very often. Dad is a truck driver usually out on a long haul, leaving Manolito at home with his mother (Adriana Ozores), grandfather (Antonio Gamero), and little brother. Hoping to make up for the time they spend apart, Dad offers to take Manolito along on his next trip and show him the ocean. Manolito eagerly agrees, but gets his father in trouble when he mentions to Mom via telephone that Dad was chatting up a waitress at a roadside diner. After their meal, Manolito hops on board a truck and heads out down the road -- but he doesn't realize he's in the wrong truck until it's too late. Manolito Gafotas was adapted from a comic strip popular in Spain.



boy, vacation, accident-prone, father, truckdriver, parent/child-relationship