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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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Storyline

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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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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Trivia

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 »

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

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Soy rebelde
Written by Manuel Alejandro (as Manuel Alvarez Beigbeder Perez)
Performed by Jeanette
Under license by UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING MGB S.A DE C.V.
Published by EMI MUSIC MEXICO S.A. DE C.V.
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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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