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Saving Private Perez (2011)
"Salvando al Soldado Pérez" (original title)

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A Mexican crime lord is forced by his mother to plan a suicidal rescue mission to find his lost brother in the most unexpected place on Earth...

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Julián Pérez
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José María 'Chema' Díaz
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Rosalío Medrano
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Carmelo Benavides
Rodrigo Oviedo ...
Juventino Rodríguez 'Pumita'
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Sasha Boginski
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Eladio
Adal Ramones ...
Benito García
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Doña Elvira de Pérez
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Juan Pérez
Alexander Minchenko ...
Yuri
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Lt. Diaz
Kaveh Parmas ...
Ahmed Kubba
Agustín Tapia ...
Angel Exterminador (as Agustín 'Oso' Tapia)
Guillermo Quintanilla ...
Delfino
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A Mexican crime lord is forced by his mother to plan a suicidal rescue mission to find his lost brother in the most unexpected place on Earth...

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Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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2 September 2011 (USA)  »

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$664,725 (USA) (2 September 2011)

Gross:

$1,391,770 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Listed on the "Top Eleven Latino Films of 2011 That You Probably Didn't See But Should" by U.S. Latin Culture and Trend Guide "Remezcla" (January 3rd, 2012). See more »

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References Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

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Bandari Revisited
Written by Yisrael Borochov & Amir Shahsar
Performed by The East West Ensemble
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Of no interest whatsoever.
3 October 2012 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

This attempted Hollywood style action movie is a shameful example of what a lack of talent can achieve. The fact that it received support from government institutions is a disgrace for Mexican cinema.

While the premise is not bad, the script lacks character depth. The gags don't work and, overall, gives the idea of a lack of direction. Instead of progressing, it just keeps getting worse and worse. The situations go from unrealistic to ludicrous and, as the movie advances, it becomes more reliant on special effects which are not credible at all. As a truck advances through the sand dunes of some dessert in Asia, it looks like an old-fashion animation of it.

The budget used on this film could be a lot more profitable if put in the right hands.


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