Barranca is a minor antagonist in the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark. He was a greedy guide who, along with Satipo, helped out Indiana Jones to get the Chachapoyan Fertility Idol at the Temple of the Chachapoyan Warriors.
In 1936, Barranca accompanies Indiana Jones and Satipo to the Temple of the Chachapoyan Warriors, in Peru. He and Satipo find out that the Hovitos are following them upon discover a fresh poisoned dart in the forest.
As Indiana Jones examines the map to the temple. Barranca attempts to kill him by shooting at him with a gun. But as he draws his revolver, Indy senses it and uses his whip to disarm him. As Indy gives him a threatening glare, Barranca runs away.
Unfortunately for him, he runs into the Hovitos, who kill him with poison darts.
He also appears in Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, but he is scared away by bats.