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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Julián Pérez
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José María 'Chema' Díaz
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Rosalío Mendoza
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Carmelo Benavides
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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)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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2 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Saving Private Perez  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,391,770 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Trivia

The song that Sasha Boginski's character is listening in his car at his arrival at the Istanbul airport is "Manocero (Ich Heisse Garigol)" by Mexican rock band Garigoles. The band's leader, Jobo Panteras, also directed the making-of the movie, and a video clip of "Manocero (Ich Heisse Garigol)", with actor Marius Biegai as his Sasha Boginiski's character singing with Garigoles, was released as an exclusive promotional material in Itunes prior to the U.S. release of "Saving Private Pérez". See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

La hierba se movia
Written by Arturo Ortiz Solis
Performed by La Arolladora Banda Kateme
Por cortesia de: Audio Grabaciones de Mexico
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Unexpectedly fun Mexican comedy
28 March 2011 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Spoiler free review: The film portrays some Mexican stereotypes that are usually the popular target of the news, as well as other types of folklore, in a fun way. The movie show us those so-famous-Mexican drug dealers, parodying somehow the film Saving Private Ryan; but instead, they are saving private Perez. The cultural side, the vocabulary, the customs, the music and the garments, make fun of dealers and "narcos" in Sinaloa, Mexico. The good cast of characters (which are mostly known for appearing in Mexican soap operas) assemble a good rescue team that delivers some well distributed good action and funny moments.

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