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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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Chema Díaz
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Rosalío Medrano
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Carmelo Benavides
Rodrigo Oviedo ...
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)
Guillermo Quintanilla ...
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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$664,725 (USA) (2 September 2011)

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$1,391,770 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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The song that Sasha Boginski's character is listening in his car at his arrival at the Istanbul airport is "Manocero (Ich Heisse Garigol)" by Mexican rock band Garigoles. The band's leader, Jobo Panteras, also directed the making-of the movie, and a video clip of "Manocero (Ich Heisse Garigol)", with actor Marius Biegai as his Sasha Boginiski's character singing with Garigoles, was released as an exclusive promotional material in Itunes prior to the U.S. release of "Saving Private Pérez". See more »

Connections

References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

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Corazón negro
Written by Horacio Palencia
Performed by Chavela Vargas
Published by REGISTRO ESCALAR S.A. DE C.V.
Under license by UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING MGB 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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