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Puerto Vallarta Squeeze (2004)

An American government hitman on the run, makes a pact with two travellers to help him disappear into the Mexican jungle.

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Danny Pastor
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Neil Weatherford
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Captain Rivera
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Rivera's Aide
Julian Bucio ...
Comandante
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Restaurant Singer
Patrick David ...
Young Biker
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Bearded Biker
Jorge Zárate ...
Victor
Gabriel Pingarrón ...
Sgt. Reyes
Javier Escobar ...
Heavy Federale
Arturo Vázquez ...
Federale
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An American government hitman on the run, makes a pact with two travellers to help him disappear into the Mexican jungle.

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Danger lies beyond the border. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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6 June 2005 (Italy)  »

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Puerto Vallarta  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Scott Glenn played Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), but was replaced by Harvey Keitel in Red Dragon (2002). See more »

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Short before dumping the police car in the woods but after the argument on the side of the road, the crew is reflected in the car driven by Danny. See more »

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References Dick Tracy (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Las Olas Del Mar
Music by Juan Jimenez
Lyrics by José Gaytan
Performed by Mariachi Joya De Mexico
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Road Trip with a Hit-man!
15 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Definitely goes in my top 5 of all time favorite films. This is a very satisfying film on many levels.

Although I would have preferred younger males in the lead roles--I can see where having them older works.

This movie is pure Hollywood fiction (based on a novel), where we have a hit-man who is: understanding, kind, sensitive, empathetic to the heroine, yet tough enough to handle any threatening situation that turns up.

The heroine is the beautiful Mexican actress, Giovanna Zacarias. In this film, she's got two men who are interested in her. One is down on his luck writer, Danny Pastor (Craig Wasson) who tends to fly off the handle a bit at times and get overly emotional during tense situations, and the super cool, super bad Clayton Price,(Scott Glenn) a dangerous hit-man.

Following some killings Clayton does, he needs a ride out of Mexico to the U.S. border and he's got the bucks to tempt Danny Pastor into taking him. At the last moment, Luz (Giovanna), Danny's sort of girlfriend/sort of hooker, decides to go with them.

In addition to the three above characters, we've also got Walter McGrane (Harvey Keitel), a government man and his young trainee. Harvey did so well in this role, I positively hated Walter McGrane with a passion! All of the cast did top notch performances in this film, the story is tight as well, along with lots of suspense and some unexpected turns in the tale.

I highly recommend it.

10 stars.


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