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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

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The Man
Petar Bachvarov ...
Tortuga
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Officer Bell (as Zahary Baharov)
Mimoza Bazova ...
Female Bus Station Attendant
Michail Elenov ...
Pablo (as Mihail Elenov)
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Deputy Chief Logan
Erando González ...
Chief Espinoza (as Erando Gonzalez)
Israel Islas ...
Culebra
George Karlukovski ...
El Jefe (as Georgi Karlukovski)
Vlado Mihailov ...
Chilango (as Vlado Mihaylov)
Velislav Pavlov ...
Officer Dunn
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Officer Sullivan
Krasimir Rankov ...
Restaurante Owner
Marii Rosen ...
Naco
Edward Joe Scargill ...
Officer Conner
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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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Rated R for bloody violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Anna: [after saving The Man from getting killed] You said one man can't make a difference. How about a woman?
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Crazy Credits

During the credits "The man" & "Anna" are seen talking about margaritas. See more »

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

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El Gringo
Written by Joey DeMaio
Performed by Manowar
Courtesy of Magic Circle Music
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Not foreign at all
6 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

Even clichés can be nice to watch. So while the title is talking about a "stranger/foreigner", the plot itself is actually pretty common. You might have seen similar stories told and some even in a better fashion (hopefully). But this still is a lot of fun, if you let it. There are some nice little visual tweaks here and there and the editing style is all over the place too. It might not be your taste, but you can't fault the movie for trying.

Scott Adkins delivers again and you can see why he sort of revives the 80s action movie style almost by himself. He has that kind of charisma and I don't mean that in a degrading way. The dog sub story is good and even Christian Slater isn't a big letdown as he was in his last couple of movies ...


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