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Get the Gringo (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  15 March 2012 (Israel)
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A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a young boy.

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Carnal (as Roberto Sosa Martinez)
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Romero
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Carlos (as Tenoch Huerta Mejia)
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Thomas Kaufman
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Apprehended by the Mexican authorities, Driver is sent to a hardcore prison where he enters the strange and dangerous world of 'El Pueblito'. Not an easy place for an outsider, unless it's with the help of someone who knows the ropes - a 10-year-old kid. Written by Production

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual material | See all certifications »

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15 March 2012 (Israel)  »

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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In addition to "Get the Gringo", only one other Mel Gibson movie has been narrated by Mel Gibson as the lead character: "Payback". In Get the Gringo, Mel Gibson explains how he was once married but his wife ran off with his former business associate. This same situation actually takes place in Payback where his wife and business partner double-cross Gibson to run away together. Also, in both movies Gibson is a thief. See more »

Goofs

In the opening car chase, when Mel Gibson is driving the mercury, the instrument cluster is obviously from a late '90s GM truck. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Clown: I need a doctor!
Driver: I'll get you a vet, you son of a bitch! You should'a shot him first!
Bill: [over radio] We've got two clowns heading south on Wall 51, four miles from the border.
Driver: And stop bleeding on my money!
Bill: [over radio] All units be advised, suspects are armed and dangerous.
Driver: [Clown vomiting blood] What the fuck?
Driver: [narration] Well, hello boys and girls. there's nothing worse than a sad clown. Unless it's a clown bleeding internally and coughing it all over your money.
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References The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) See more »

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Driver Sets Fire
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User Reviews

Payback Mel Mixes it up in Mexico, Muy Bien
15 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Caught this movie at the cinema in Dubai (so parts may have been edited). Quite entertaining, Gibson in the Payback-type character mode (actually I think it is the same guy), kind of the anti-hero who you nevertheless root for given the corrupt scum around him. The movie is often laugh out loud funny - I know that because I was the only one laughing - but that may be you know, I was probably the only American, some things may have gone too fast for people.

The plot is a bit silly, but great characters, some memorable scenes, really unexpected locations and scenery, the production design was quite extraordinary, well-paced, good action sequences...

Overall, pretty good value for 30 dirhams. Basically, if you liked Payback, this is your movie.


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