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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

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
Marii Rosen Marii Rosen ... Naco
Edward Joe Scargill Edward Joe Scargill ... Officer Conner
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

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

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Soundtracks

El Gringo
Written by Joey DeMaio
Performed by Manowar
Courtesy of Magic Circle Music
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Not foreign at all
6 May 2013 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Even clichés can be nice to watch. So while the title is talking about a "stranger/foreigner", the plot itself is actually pretty common. You might have seen similar stories told and some even in a better fashion (hopefully). But this still is a lot of fun, if you let it. There are some nice little visual tweaks here and there and the editing style is all over the place too. It might not be your taste, but you can't fault the movie for trying.

Scott Adkins delivers again and you can see why he sort of revives the 80s action movie style almost by himself. He has that kind of charisma and I don't mean that in a degrading way. The dog sub story is good and even Christian Slater isn't a big letdown as he was in his last couple of movies ...


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