El Gringo (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  11 May 2012 (USA)
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A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000, and a bloody past, finds himself under sudden attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Man
Petar Bachvarov ...
Officer Bell (as Zahary Baharov)
Mimoza Bazova ...
Female Bus Station Attendant
Michail Elenov ...
Pablo (as Mihail Elenov)
Deputy Chief Logan
Erando González ...
Chief Espinoza (as Erando Gonzalez)
Israel Islas ...
George Karlukovski ...
El Jefe (as Georgi Karlukovski)
Vlado Mihailov ...
Chilango (as Vlado Mihaylov)
Velislav Pavlov ...
Officer Dunn
Officer Sullivan
Krasimir Rankov ...
Restaurante Owner
Marii Rosen ...
Edward Joe Scargill ...
Officer Conner


A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000, and a bloody past, finds himself under sudden attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bad Yankee  »

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Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Chief Espinoza is sitting on the porch and aims his revolver at the passing dog, it is obvious the gun is not loaded since, in an extreme close up, no rounds can be seen in the cylinders. See more »


Referenced in Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) See more »


El Gringo
Written by Joey DeMaio
Performed by Manowar
Courtesy of Magic Circle Music
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Why should i watch El Gringo
18 May 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If you like action this movie will not disappoint the story is nothing that hasn't been done before but it is put together quiet well, and the acting is as good as it gets for a low budget movie... of course its not a masterpiece but i feel it deserves a chance. Reading some of the reviews i felt that they forgot to mention that this was a movie meant to entertain people and it does just that, i was very entertained by the end of it and not only was i entertained but i found myself with a silly smile on my face from laughing hard most times and then end up getting angry the next scene, this movie is like a roller coaster never a dull moment. I highly recommend it simply for its high entertainment value, don't go in expecting Quentin Tarantino.. but were you to sit down and watch a movie simply because you enjoy watching a movie than this will not disappoint i assure you.

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