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Get the Gringo (2012)

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A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a young boy.

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Adrian Grunberg (as Adrian Grünberg)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Gibson ... Driver
Kevin Balmore ... Kid (as Kevin Hernandez)
Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Javi
Jesús Ochoa ... Caracas
Dolores Heredia ... Kid's Mom
Peter Gerety ... Embassy Guy
Roberto Sosa ... Carnal (as Roberto Sosa Martinez)
Peter Stormare ... Frank
Mario Zaragoza Mario Zaragoza ... Vasquez
Gerardo Taracena ... Romero
Dean Norris ... Bill
Tenoch Huerta ... Carlos (as Tenoch Huerta Mejia)
Fernando Becerril ... Prison Director
Scott Cohen ... Frank's Lawyer
Bob Gunton ... Thomas Kaufman
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Heading toward the Mexican border, a getaway driver disguised as a clown and his wounded accomplice try to escape the American Police with a loot of over $2 million hidden in the trunk of the car. In a desperate attempt to break through the thick border fence, the driver crashes the car, the accomplice dies and he inevitably gets apprehended by Mexican Police officers Romero and Vasquez who want the money just for themselves. As the only American inmate in the infamous "El Pueblito" Mexican prison, which resembles more of a small village of convicts rather than a usual prison, the driver quickly gets the nickname "The Gringo" and finds out first hand how rough it is to be a stranger in the perilous world of Javi, the ruthless crime lord who runs the prison. Sooner or later, the Gringo will form an alliance with a 10-year-old kid whose peculiar immunity in this mad place will efficiently keep him alive, only to realise that in this pit, everyone knows about the $2 million. In the end, ... Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 June 2012 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

How I Spent My Summer Vacation See more »

Filming Locations:

Brownsville, Texas, USA See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Several character actors from Man on Fire (2004) appear in this film. See more »

Goofs

When Javi is threatening Driver in the cell after Driver saves the Kid and his Mother from Carnal, Javi's gun changes between cuts. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Clown: I need a doctor!
Driver: I'll get you a vet, you son of a bitch! You should'a shot him first!
Bill: [over radio] We've got two clowns heading south on Wall 51, four miles from the border.
Driver: And stop bleeding on my money!
Bill: [over radio] All units be advised, suspects are armed and dangerous.
Driver: [Clown vomiting blood] What the fuck?
Driver: [narration] Well, hello boys and girls. there's nothing worse than a sad clown. Unless it's a clown bleeding internally and coughing it all over your money.
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La Frontera
Written and performed by Antonio Pinto
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Mel Gibson is back with a bang!
24 April 2012 | by GaneshKSalianSee all my reviews

Get The Gringo(How I Spent My Summer Vacation) directed by Adrian Grunberg is one of the finest movies to come out in the mid-2012 and one of the best Mel Gibson movies.

The movie is scheduled to release on 1st May 2012 in the U.S.A,but luckily in the Middle East it released a few weeks back and I was glad to watch it.

Although the movie may be a bit similar to Mel Gibson's Payback,but still Get The Gringo is fresh and entertaining.

Story:- A career criminal (Mel Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy (Kevin Hernandez).

Mel Gibson delivers one of the best performances ever.

Get The Gringo is a stylish move with loads of action scenes,dark,gritty,humorous,violent and above all entertaining.

The director Adiran Grunberg does an excellent job.

All in all,Get The Gringo(How I spent my Summer Vacation) is a not only a must-watch for Mel Gibson fans but also for those who are not because it is one of the best movies to come out in the mid-2012.I am giving a nine on ten for Get The Gringo.Strongly Recommended!


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