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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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Also Known As:

Bad Yankee  »

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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

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

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 »

Connections

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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If you can get with its groove, it's okay
14 July 2014 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

It's hard to believe that major Hollywood producer Joel Silver got involved with this movie, since it was destined to go straight to DVD. Actually, I didn't think that this movie was terrible. Certainly, I can see why some people might not like it. The direction and the editing is often very flamboyant, when a less-is-more attitude in these departments would probably have worked better. Also, the movie is VERY bloody and violent, which will probably repulse some prudish viewers. But I have to admit that I wasn't bored while watching the movie. There are a few action sequences that really deliver the goods, for one thing. And the crazy direction and editing, though sometimes annoying and pretentious, did make me curious as to what strangeness would come next. I would say that if you have a taste for direct to DVD movies, and are in the mood for something in a much different style than usual, then you'll probably find this movie an acceptable time waster.


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