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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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José María 'Chema' Díaz
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Rosalío Mendoza
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Carmelo Benavides
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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)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Saving Private Perez  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Listed on the "Top Eleven Latino Films of 2011 That You Probably Didn't See But Should" by U.S. Latin Culture and Trend Guide "Remezcla" (January 3rd, 2012). See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Pena tras pena
Written by Eva Torres
Performed by La Banda El Recodo (as El Recodo)
Disquera: Universal Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Editora: De Luna Publishing co.
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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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