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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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Petar Bachvarov ...
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Officer Bell (as Zahary Baharov)
Mimoza Bazova ...
Michail Elenov ...
Pablo (as Mihail Elenov)
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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
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Officer Sullivan
Krasimir Rankov ...
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Marii Rosen ...
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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On screen, Scott Adkins character kills roughly 65 people during this movie. See more »

Goofs

When The Man falls asleep and flashes back to his encounter with El Jefe, the sub machine gun El Jefe uses is obviously plastic as a mold seam can be clearly seen running the entire length of the gun from muzzle to butt stock. See more »

Quotes

The Man: Agua, por favor.
Anna: Do you have any money?
The Man: What, you don't take American money?
Anna: I don't take fake money.
The Man: 200 dollars for a glass of water.
Anna: No.
The Man: 500 dollars for a glass of water. That is my final offer.
Anna: [Pours him a small glass of water] You can't drink that. You're a gringo. You ever hear of Montezuma's revenge?
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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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Wow was this movie bad. El Gringo esta mierda
12 May 2012 | by 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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