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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.

Director:

Eduardo Rodriguez

Writer:

Jonathan W. Stokes (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Adkins ... The Man
Petar Bachvarov Petar Bachvarov ... Tortuga
Zachary Baharov ... Officer Bell (as Zahary Baharov)
Mimoza Bazova Mimoza Bazova ... Female Bus Station Attendant
Michail Elenov Michail Elenov ... Pablo (as Mihail Elenov)
Valentin Ganev ... Deputy Chief Logan
Erando González Erando González ... Chief Espinoza (as Erando Gonzalez)
Israel Islas Israel Islas ... Culebra
George Karlukovski George Karlukovski ... El Jefe (as Georgi Karlukovski)
Vlado Mihailov Vlado Mihailov ... Chilango (as Vlado Mihaylov)
Velislav Pavlov Velislav Pavlov ... Officer Dunn
Bashar Rahal ... Officer Sullivan
Krasimir Rankov Krasimir Rankov ... Restaurante Owner
Mariy Rosen ... Naco (as Marii Rosen)
Edward Joe Scargill 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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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

On screen, Scott Adkins character kills roughly 65 people during this movie. See more »

Goofs

During the shootout sequence at around 50 minutes. Adkins' gun changes from a Glock to a Beretta m9 repeatedly between shots. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

El Gringo
Written by Joey DeMaio
Performed by Manowar
Courtesy of Magic Circle Music
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Decent Action Flick
4 March 2013 | by destroyerwodSee all my reviews

Personally i am not a fan of these type of movies usually, the "desperado" style. But as a Scott Adkins movie, i had to see it. It was released under Bullet here in quebec, don't know why, as its so generic of a title... Anyway took me a couple weeks after the DVD release to finally watch it, the reviews had me nervous, but I'm glad i decided to watch it anyway.

Scott Adkins can't be Boyka in every movie, and as much as i love that character, it would be bad for him to just play it again and again. Here he is a more ordinary police officer on the run and pretty much fight like your usual big guy hitting hard. A lot of gun fights also but there is enough hand to hand to keep the fans of it satisfy.

The movie has a couple jokes and funny lines, i really laugh hard at one scene in particular, and the "cheap filming" style didn't bothered me too much, even tough its made like that for artistic purpose.

It will not be remembered as Scott Adkins best movie for sure, but its a decent enough action movie in the no brainer category. It serve its purpose well.

One thing i find funny tough, Christian Slater is on the cover like he is some major character but he is not... not at all, really its kind of funny to see they almost blocked Adkins to show him because at one point he had Star Power... but nowadays he just play in low budget movies and get crappy roles, more or less always a wimp...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Yankee See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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2.35 : 1
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