Saving Private Perez (2011)
"Salvando al Soldado Pérez" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Western  |  2 September 2011 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Julián Pérez
José María 'Chema' Díaz
Rosalío Mendoza
Carmelo Benavides
Rodrigo Oviedo ...
Juventino Rodríguez 'Pumita'
Sasha Boginski
Adal Ramones ...
Benito García
Doña Elvira de Pérez
Juan Pérez
Alexander Minchenko ...
Lt. Diaz
Kaveh Parmas ...
Ahmed Kubba
Agustín Tapia ...
Angel Exterminador (as Agustín 'Oso' Tapia)
Guillermo Quintanilla ...


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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Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA)  »

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Saving Private Perez  »

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


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

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Did You Know?


Two members of the "Comando Tomate" (Tomato Commando) previously appear as villains in the James Bond movie 007 Quantum of Solace (2008): Joaquín Cosio played General Medrano, and Jesús Ochoa played Lt. Orso against the Daniel Craig incarnated Bond. See more »


References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »


Soy rebelde
Written by Manuel Alejandro (as Manuel Alvarez Beigbeder Perez)
Performed by Jeanette
Editora: Universal Music Publishing MGB S.A. de C.V.
Disquera: EMI Music Mexico S.A. de C.V.
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A funny Mexican action-comedy movie
9 April 2011 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

When I thought there were enough "narco" (drug dealers) movies, I saw the trailer of this movie... I believed there was something special in this movie, and, though I was wrong, anyway I had a funny time. This film deals with the typical Mexican stereotypes: drug trafficking, immigration,family values​​, etc. All in all,this film is a set of different hilarious gags, gags that perhaps a foreigner couldn't understand. The performances were pretty good, specially Miguel Rodarte (as Julián Pérez, the typical Mexican drug dealer), Jesus Ochoa (as Chema) and Gerardo Taracena (as Carmelo,a tomato farmer). As I said, this movie features numerous gags of physical humor, puns, and stereotypical characters. It is not a smart movie. It is not a movie with a message. It's only a funny movie for people who just wanna have a laugh. Anyway, this is one of the best Mexican films I've seen in recent years.

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