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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Driver
... Kid (as Kevin Hernandez)
... Javi
... Caracas
... Kid's Mom
... Embassy Guy
... Carnal (as Roberto Sosa Martinez)
... Frank
Mario Zaragoza ... Vasquez
... Romero
... Bill
... Carlos (as Tenoch Huerta Mejia)
... Prison Director
... Frank's Lawyer
... 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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Mel Gibson is Back to his Wise-Cracking, Gun-Toting Best! See more »


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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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22 June 2012 (Mexico)  »

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Both Mel Gibson and Dean Norris have featured in the movie, Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). See more »

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In the chase in the beginning of the film, the car tires squeal when making tight turns in the dirt. Tires don't squeal in dirt, only on pavement. 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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References Braveheart (1995) See more »

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Sunny Day in Mexico
Written and performed by Antonio Pinto
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Payback Mel Mixes it up in Mexico, Muy Bien
15 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

Caught this movie at the cinema in Dubai (so parts may have been edited). Quite entertaining, Gibson in the Payback-type character mode (actually I think it is the same guy), kind of the anti-hero who you nevertheless root for given the corrupt scum around him. The movie is often laugh out loud funny - I know that because I was the only one laughing - but that may be you know, I was probably the only American, some things may have gone too fast for people.

The plot is a bit silly, but great characters, some memorable scenes, really unexpected locations and scenery, the production design was quite extraordinary, well-paced, good action sequences...

Overall, pretty good value for 30 dirhams. Basically, if you liked Payback, this is your movie.


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