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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
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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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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)

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$1,391,770 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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One of the highest grossing movies in Mexican cinema history. See more »

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

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Soldado Pérez
Written by Mario Quintana Lara
Performed by Los Tucanes de Tijuana
Published by TUCANES LLC
Under license by PRIMO MUSIC INC.
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Saving Private Perez is not a parody of an American film is a parody of drug dealers life style and current situation of North Mexico
8 September 2011 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie is called by others as a parody of Saving Private Ryan and it is half true but only by argument. This movie es indeed of the search of a soldier called Perez that is captured in Iraq. But this time is not by a unit from the same army, this private is being rescued by a commando of drug dealers leaded by the older brother of the soldier who is one of the main drug lords of Mexico.

This drug lord trying to make amends with his mother offers to rescue his brother that left with US troops to gain a green card. So this man, ignorant as it is believed drug dealers are, assembles a group of commandos with special tactics used to smuggle or protect drugs, so you can imagine how weird these men are. They will help him to travel across Arabian dessert to rescue young Perez. Trough out the journey you'll see many parodies of 80's action movies and the culture of drug dealers in how they talk, act and specially how they dress.

So don't expect the same line of humor US movie's have it is Latinamerican humor which is very different. Still is an enjoyable movie


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