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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

Credited cast:
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Julian Pérez
Adal Ramones ...
Benito García
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Eladio
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Chema Díaz
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Carmelo Benavides
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Rosalío Medoza
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Doña Elvira de Pérez
Rodrigo Oviedo ...
Pumita
Marius Biegai ...
Sasha Boginski
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Chayito
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Marie Benoit ...
News Correspondent
Michael Birnberg
Alex Cervantes ...
Julian Pérez - niño
Manuel Domínguez
Roberto Espejo ...
Lucio
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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2 September 2011 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$1,391,770 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Writer Francisco Payó González worked also as a creative assistant to director Beto Gómez during preproduction and filming of the movie. Other tasks for the screenwriter consisted in writing new dialogue for the Arab, Turkish and Russian characters that in the screenplay only were mentioned as speaking foreign dialogue that the main Mexican characters didn't understand, but that required to say "something" at the time of the filming. These new pages of dialogue were sent to a translator, who send the translations back to Francisco Payó González and to a Dialogue Coach, this last one preparing the actors and extras with their particular foreign dialogs during preproduction. On the set, a new Dialogue Coach was in coordination again with Francisco Payó González to make adjustments at the very time of the shooting, not only to help the actors but also to cut things in order to help the pace of the scene. Neverthless, many pages of this kind of dialogue were written to prevent any eventuality or need, even for characters whose scenes were deleted or shortened in the edition room. See more »

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References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

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SOLDADO PEREZ
Performed by Los Tucanes de Tijuana
Written by MARIO QUINTANA LARA
Published by TUCANES LLC
Under license by PRIMO MUSIC INC.
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A funny Mexican action-comedy movie
9 April 2011 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

When I thought there were enough "narco" (drug dealers) movies, I saw the trailer of this movie... I believed there was something special in this movie, and, though I was wrong, anyway I had a funny time. This film deals with the typical Mexican stereotypes: drug trafficking, immigration,family values​​, etc. All in all,this film is a set of different hilarious gags, gags that perhaps a foreigner couldn't understand. The performances were pretty good, specially Miguel Rodarte (as Julián Pérez, the typical Mexican drug dealer), Jesus Ochoa (as Chema) and Gerardo Taracena (as Carmelo,a tomato farmer). As I said, this movie features numerous gags of physical humor, puns, and stereotypical characters. It is not a smart movie. It is not a movie with a message. It's only a funny movie for people who just wanna have a laugh. Anyway, this is one of the best Mexican films I've seen in recent years.


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