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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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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

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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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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