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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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Action | Drama

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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During the car chase, "The man" all of a sudden in one scene changes gear in his Mercedes with his left hand, despite driving a left hand drive car (which has gearstick for right hand). See more »


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El Gringo
Written by Joey DeMaio
Performed by Manowar
Courtesy of Magic Circle Music
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El Gringo, the Mariachi's little retarded cousin
2 July 2012 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

A El Mariachi ripoff, with bad acting, strong stereotypes, poorly depiction of a culture and country, incoherent plot, brain numbing scenarios, unlikable characters, downright offensive and did I mentioned bad acting? First time I have ever wanted someone to actually kill the love interest, oh boy that actress has range...of a delusional schizophrenic, but she is hot though, and I guess that's all that matters.

This movie is as smart as a Hilton/Kardashian co-op. I usually enjoy Mr. Atkins movies but this one just made me cringe, yes I hated this flick as you may have guessed for a number...a really high number of reasons, which also makes me wonder, u might enjoy this one, if you're high.

skip this one guys, is not even one of those is so bad is good, flicks it's just plain bad.

oh and so you know, there's no such thing as "Sheriffs" in Mexico, which just made the main villain feel like he just enjoyed playing dress up.

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