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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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


On screen, Scott Adkins character kills roughly 65 people during this movie. See more »


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 »

Crazy Credits

During the credits "The man" & "Anna" are seen talking about margaritas. 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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Wow was this movie bad. El Gringo esta mierda
12 May 2012 | by (san francisco) – See all my reviews

I'm sure many have used the trite saying "I'll never get those two hours back". Well, "I'll never get those two hours back!" Having Christian Slater on the bill probably lent more to attracting any of us dumb enough to shell out money for this flick. I'm so sorry his career has taken a turn for the worse with this failed attempt.

Some bad films are still entertaining to watch, for the mere comedic factor. Kinda like watching "America's Dumbest Criminals-Pursuits-Bank Robbers" etc. This is not one of those. They tried to present a Tarantino-esque film and missed the target. By about 2000 miles.

Anyway, if you have laundry to fold, litter box to clean, or freezer to defrost, choose one of these three wisely. Don't bother with El Gringo. Or else you will never get those two hours back either.

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