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Saving Private Perez (2011)

Salvando al Soldado Pérez (original title)
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A Mexican crime lord is forced by his mother to plan a suicidal rescue mission to find his lost brother in the most unexpected place on Earth...


Beto Gómez
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel Rodarte ... Julián Pérez
Jesús Ochoa ... José María 'Chema' Díaz
Joaquín Cosio ... Rosalío Mendoza
Gerardo Taracena ... Carmelo Benavides
Rodrigo Oviedo ... Juventino Rodríguez 'Pumita'
Marius Biegai ... Sasha Boginski
Jaime Camil ... Eladio
Adal Ramones ... Benito García
Isela Vega ... Doña Elvira de Pérez
Juan Carlos Flores ... Juan Pérez
Alexander Minchenko Alexander Minchenko ... Yuri
Randy Vasquez ... Lt. Diaz
Kaveh Parmas Kaveh Parmas ... Ahmed Kubba
Agustín Tapia Agustín Tapia ... Angel Exterminador (as Agustín 'Oso' Tapia)
Guillermo Quintanilla Guillermo Quintanilla ... Delfino


A Mexican crime lord is forced by his mother to plan a suicidal rescue mission to find his lost brother in the most unexpected place on Earth...

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The song that Sasha Boginski's character is listening in his car at his arrival at the Istanbul airport is "Manocero (Ich Heisse Garigol)" by Mexican rock band Garigoles. The band's leader, Jobo Panteras, also directed the making-of the movie, and a video clip of "Manocero (Ich Heisse Garigol)", with actor Marius Biegai as his Sasha Boginiski's character singing with Garigoles, was released as an exclusive promotional material in Itunes prior to the U.S. release of "Saving Private Pérez". See more »


References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »


Corazón negro
Written by Horacio Palencia
Performed by Chavela Vargas
Disquera: Registro Escalar S.A. de C.V.
Editora: Universal Music Publishing MGB S.A. de C.V.
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A great parody
17 March 2012 | by hamletquironSee all my reviews

I guess this is the best movie I've watched far away about the middle east war. Isn't just funny and maintain you in the screen all the time, but also is a very interesting parody of the American heroes movies, specially because there aren't as bad movies as war American movies where everything goes alright and the soldiers save the world -well everybody knows the epilogue of those movies-, so this parody do the exercise of expose the ridiculous American war movies taking an amazing topic: a main leader of the Mexican north narco mafia in the search - with some "bullies"- of his brother in the main center of the conflict in Irak. This "narcocomand" goes to war to release an American soldiers hostages that even the American troops can release so is really hilarious the way that the movie goes developing across the history to reach a good level of sarcasm and irony of those absurd and boring American war movies. An 8 because of course is not The Godfather, but this director should keep doing this kind of works and not be afraid of expose the typical stupid Hollywood movies. It worth it.

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Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saving Private Perez See more »

Filming Locations:

Coahuíla, Mexico See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$664,517, 4 September 2011

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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