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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$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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Scott Adkins Should do More Big Budget Movies and More Main Role Get The Gringo 2 A Little (Spolier)
21 September 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

OK I Love Scott Adkins but mostly he is not main role in Movies sometimes he is main role like in Universal Soldier Day of Reckoning and Undisputed 3 and Ninja and this is he's main role of movie sweet i like to see him more of main role movies this movie is like Get the Gringo 2 with Mel Gibson know as How I Spent My Summer Vacation. why is it like Mel Gibson movie well (1) Mel Gibson has no name in this movie named Driver in El Gringo Scott Adkins role the Man is cop he was under Attack by Mexican gangs His partners are killed but he manages to escape (after killing the gunmen who attacked him) for Hour he was looking for water young girl with knife was trying to rob him he says your holding the knife the wrong way he get's it,punch's her in face he walked to bar meet girl and got to know each another he had drug money with him he had to take because he might need it so he payed her with drug money later she might thought he was drug dealer or gang member but he wasn't you have gangs that don't do much going after him because he has drug money the Action Scenes were awesome i love part when he got gun gang were on line,Scott shoot's the gun killed all 4 guys in one shoot went threw their heads that was AWESOME. Christian Slater as cop but later you find out he is bad guy as in bad cop he doesn't do much in this movie he is tracking him because he has drug money and bring it back to Deputy Chief Logan Christian should do better movies not like this he doesn't do much in this movie more of Scott Adkins fan this movie is entering,Actioner,Fun,Fast Placed and enjoyable movie like Get the Gringo or should i say Get the gringo 2 or how i spent my summer Vacation 2 it's like that but in b movie 8/10 good underrated flick with Scott Adkins do more role movies with BIGGER BUDGETS Like Expendables 2,Zero Dark Thirty,Bourne Ultimatum do more big budget not low budget.

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