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mat·a·dor / ˈmatəˌdôr/ • n. 1. a bullfighter whose task is to kill the bull. 2. (in ombre, skat, and other card games) any of the highest trumps. 3. a domino game in which halves are matched so as to make a total of seven. ∎  any of the dominoes that have seven spots altogether, together with the double blank.

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matador in Sp. bull-fights, man appointed to kill the bull; principal card. XVII. — Sp. matador, f. matar kill.

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Matador ★★½ 1986

Bizarre, entertaining black comedy about a retired matador who finds a new way to satiate his desire to kill. He meets his match in an equally deadly woman and the two are drawn closer together by a young bullfighting student who confesses to a series of murders. Not for all tastes, but fine for those who like the outrageous. In Spanish with English subtitles. 90m/C VHS . SP Assumpta Serna, Antonio Banderas, Nacho Martinez, Eva Cobo, Carmen Maura, Julieta Serrano, Chus (Maria Jesus) Lampreave, Eusebio Poncela; D: Pedro Almodovar; W: Pedro Almodovar, Jesus Ferrere; C: Angel Luis Fernandez; M: Bernardo Bonezzi.

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