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Saving Private Perez -- 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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Saving Private Perez is not a parody of an American film is a parody of drug dealers life style and current situation of North Mexico See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Miguel Rodarte ... Julian Pérez
Adal Ramones ... Benito García

Jaime Camil ... Eladio

Jesús Ochoa ... Chema Díaz

Gerardo Taracena ... Carmelo Benavides

Joaquín Cosio ... Rosalío Medoza

Isela Vega ... Doña Elvira de Pérez
Rodrigo Oviedo ... Pumita

Marius Biegai ... Sasha Boginski

Claudia Salinas ... Chayito
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Marie Benoit ... News Correspondent
Michael Birnberg
Alex Cervantes ... Julian Pérez - niño
Manuel Domínguez
Roberto Espejo ... Lucio

Veronica Falcón ... Mujer Arabe

Juan Carlos Flores ... Juan Pérez Nomel
Vicente Fox ... Himself
Johnny Gerland ... Daily (as John Gerald Randall)
Alfredo Herrera ... Arab contact
Leonardo Kourchenko ... Himself
Alexander Minchenko ... Yuri
Gerardo Ott ... Pascual
Kaveh Parmas ... Ahmed Kubba
Gaston Peterson (as Gastón Manuel Peterson)
Guillermo Quintanilla ... Delfino
William Raymond ... Willis
Miguel Enrique Rodriguez ... Carmelo - niño

Randy Vasquez ... Lt. Diaz

Directed by
Beto Gómez 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Francisco Payó González 
Beto Gómez 

Produced by
Alexis Fridman .... producer
Fernanda Gabenara .... associate producer
Alex Garcia .... producer
Beto Gómez .... producer
Diloy Gülün .... line producer: Turkey
Mariano Menendez .... executive producer
Billy Rovzar .... producer
Fernando Rovzar .... producer
Alejandro Safa .... executive producer
Anwar Safa .... executive producer
Sandra Solares .... line producer
Walter Von Borstel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Jacobs 
 
Film Editing by
Mario Sandoval 
 
Casting by
Manuel Teil 
 
Production Design by
Raymundo Cabrera 
 
Art Direction by
Alejandra Quijano 
 
Set Decoration by
Liz Medrano 
 
Costume Design by
Marylin Fitoussi 
 
Makeup Department
Antonio Garfias .... makeup artist
Roberto Ortiz .... makeup department head
Marco Antonio Pérez .... key hair stylist
Karina Rodríguez .... makeup artist
Felipe Salazar .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Stephanie 'Tuty' Correa .... unit manager
Carlos A. Morales .... post-production supervisor
Horacio Rodríguez .... unit manager
Erica Sánchez Su .... executive in charge of production
Juan Uruchurtu .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mauricio Lule .... first assistant director: second unit
Miguel Necoechea Jr. .... second assistant director
Jorge Eduardo Ramírez .... first assistant director
Hugo Rodríguez .... first assistant director
Anwar Safa .... second unit director
Rodrigo Valdés .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Fernando Acevedo .... props
Renata Alegría .... set dresser
Maga Bellomo .... property master
Leopoldo Castellanos .... on-set dresser
Javier Cortes .... construction coordinator
Carlos Cosio .... special props
Diego Gajardo .... graphic design director
Carlos Lagunas .... lead set designer
Edgar Matamoros .... graphic designer
Lucía Oceguera .... set dresser
Sandro Valdez .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Miguel Ángel Blanco .... foley editor
Eduardo Castillo .... adr recordist
Eduardo Castillo .... dialogue editor
Eduardo Castillo .... sound effects editor
Fernando Cámara .... sound
Eric Dounce .... sound designer
Paulina García .... sound department coordinator
Enrique Greiner .... sound designer
Enrique Greiner .... sound re-recording mixer
Miguel Ángel Molina .... sound mixer
Ernesto Muñoz .... boom operator
Michael Parlett .... adr engineer
Raúl Zabala .... on-set sound assistant
 
Special Effects by
Alejandro Vázquez .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Gustavo Bellon .... digital compositor
Diana Vergara Camacho .... digital compositor
Roger Alcocer del Olmo .... modeler: compositor
Jose C. Garcia de Letona .... visual effects producer
Alejandra Gonzalez-Reygadas .... visual effects producer
Jose Julian Karam Lopez .... digital compositor
Juan Carlos Lepe .... cg artist
Miguel Lizarraga .... matte paint artist
Diego Vazquez Lozano .... visual effects artist
Edgardo Mejia .... visual effects producer
Jorge Mendoza .... digital compositor
Pilar Sarmiento Mere .... digital compositor
Edgar Piña .... cg artist
Raul Prado .... visual effects supervisor
Diego Riestra .... visual effects artist
Omar Rocha .... digital compositor
Omar Rocha .... graphics design
Mevlana Rumi .... digital compositor
Guillermo Leonardo Diaz Sotelo .... compositor
 
Stunts
Hugo Aguilera .... stunt double
Odin Ayala .... stunts
Omar Ayala .... stunts
Julian Bucio .... stunt coordinator
Toni Bucio .... stunt double
Victor Hugo Ramirez .... stunts
Alonso Rosado .... stunts
Jordi Sendra Morales .... stunts
Rafael Valdez .... stunts
Pablo Vinós .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Bellver .... cinematographer: second unit
Jose Gutierrez .... assistant camera
Leonardo Julián .... gaffer
Dariela Ludlow .... camera c operator
Juan Pablo Ojeda .... first assistant "a" camera: second unit
Anna Soler Cepriá .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Jorge Guerrero .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rodolfo Cruz .... wardrobe assistant
Zeferino Gutierrez .... wardrobe assistant
Gerardo Medina .... wardrobe coordinator
Guadalupe Narváez .... wardrobe assistant
Ana Gabriela Nuñez .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Salvador Flores .... assistant editor
Raul Luna .... colorist
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
 
Music Department
John Enroth .... arranger
John Enroth .... musician
John Enroth .... orchestrator
Lynn Fainchtein .... music supervisor
Albert Fox .... arranger
Albert Fox .... musician
Albert Fox .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Sergio Galicia .... unit driver
 
Other crew
David Alatorre .... production assistant
Jose Manuel Ballesteros .... catering coordinator
Roberto Cárdenas .... production assistant
Fuad Abed Dalton .... key production assistant
Manuel Del Toro .... armorer
Rafael Del Toro .... armorer
Brenda Fernández .... production assistant
Rabdul Fez .... making-of
Andrea Gamboa .... additional assistant production coordinator
Lili Gonzalez .... production coordinator
Norka Guerrero .... animal trainer
José Alberto López .... executive production manager (as Beto López)
Jobo Panteras .... making-of director and editor
Lorenzo Roca .... animal trainer
Rodrigo Santoyo .... film scan
Karla Cadena Soto .... production assistant
Fernando Torres .... production assistant
Alejandra Treviño .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Salvando al Soldado Pérez" - Mexico (original title)
"Private Pérez" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language
Runtime:
Mexico:105 min
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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 »
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Soundtrack:
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Saving Private Perez is not a parody of an American film is a parody of drug dealers life style and current situation of North Mexico, 8 September 2011
Author: francisco_floresmeyer from San Antonio, Texas

This movie is called by others as a parody of Saving Private Ryan and it is half true but only by argument. This movie es indeed of the search of a soldier called Perez that is captured in Iraq. But this time is not by a unit from the same army, this private is being rescued by a commando of drug dealers leaded by the older brother of the soldier who is one of the main drug lords of Mexico.

This drug lord trying to make amends with his mother offers to rescue his brother that left with US troops to gain a green card. So this man, ignorant as it is believed drug dealers are, assembles a group of commandos with special tactics used to smuggle or protect drugs, so you can imagine how weird these men are. They will help him to travel across Arabian dessert to rescue young Perez. Trough out the journey you'll see many parodies of 80's action movies and the culture of drug dealers in how they talk, act and specially how they dress.

So don't expect the same line of humor US movie's have it is Latinamerican humor which is very different. Still is an enjoyable movie

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