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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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Chema Díaz
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Rosalío Medoza
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Carmelo Benavides
Rodrigo Oviedo ...
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
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Chayito
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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

Connections

References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

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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I love this film, a must see and a great cinematographic experience!!!!
27 March 2011 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I truly love this film, is so funny and also so exciting, something that most of Mexican movies today seem to have forgotten. Is also a powerful story about family, I don't think is about to sanctified criminals, is about bad people doing a good thing in the middle of a terrible war and a crazy world. Antiheroes are here to stay in movies, since the beginning of cinema. And the antiheroes of "Salvando al soldado Pérez" are well presented, displayed and put into action and a weird but very enjoyable trip. I hope Mexican cinema learns from this movie to think about what cinema-goers expect from a movie: to have a very good time!!!!! By the way, I loved the references to Sergio Leone's movies and all the cinephile paraphernalia, including "Scarface", "Star Wars", you name it!!!!


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