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

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2 September 2011 (USA)  »

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Saving Private Perez  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,391,770 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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On July of 2012 the screenplay by Francisco Payó González and Beto Gómez was included in the Core Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to serve as reference for students and specialists. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Pena y dolor
Written by Raúl Pérez Tamez
Performed by Los Alegres De Teran (as Alegres de Terán)
Disquera: EMI Music Mesica S.A. de C.V.
Editora: Leo Musical, S.A. de C.V.
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Just great....
23 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

"Saving Private Perez" is not only the funniest film of the year, but it also features the best ensemble cast. "Saving Private Perez" gets some of Mexico's finest to act. I can best describe this film as Seven Samurai directed by Stephen Chow. It's a story of these seven Mexicans trying to rescue a drug lord's brother. It was insane and funny, but it isn't a parody of American war films it's a parody of drug dealers in Mexico and action films. In fact if it wasn't for the last frame of this film....This could be my favorite film of the year. Coming into the theater I could tell that they thought no one would want to watch this film there was trash all over the floor and the projector wasn't even in. Finally they realized "oh crap there is a crowd here. We better start this soon." I was worried, but this turned out to be the best "movie experience" for me all year. I went into a theater full of Mexicans all ready to laugh. When the first scene happens with these little kids playing with a sling shot you hear a guy a row behind us say "all hard" and I bursted out in laughs. This film does have its touching moments though. The film jumps around from the past to the present so you could see the protagonist's past. You see his life wasn't the easiest. He had to sell drugs in order to get by for his family after his father's death. Saving Private Perez gets all the style points for me as well. It had the best clothes as well as the best music. TOMATOES! (9.0/10)


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