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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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  (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
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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Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language
Mexico:105 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
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References Saving Private Ryan (1998)See more »
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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Unforgettably funny and exciting, 10 April 2011
Author: jorgeelfettleia from Guadalajara, Mexico

I saw this movie after his third week at first place in the Mexico's box office, even over all Hollywood releases. Let's not waste more time to say it: "Salvando al soldado Pérez" is a great comedy, spectacular, kitsch, strange, funny, a very different movie that the ones we are used to saw from Mexican cinema. I mean, it happens in Irak!!!! They go to Turkey, the have an adventure, there's no sign of the same loser-goes-loser cliché of so many Mexican movies, no, in "Salvando al soldado Pérez" we mexicans are heroes, are compadres and are very funny adventurers. I had a great time in the theater. I only have one doubt: where the hell is Irak? I love the answer to this that the main character gives to one of his friends in a scene of the movie, jajajajajajajaja

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