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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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Storyline

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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The odds are against him. So is everyone else. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,793,167
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening scene, the vehicle driven by Gibson is either a Ford or Mercury, however, when the speedometer is shown, it is that of a Chevy pickup truck. 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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Featured in Gringo Extras: An Introduction (2012) See more »

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Make My Day
Written and performed by Antonio Pinto
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Mel Gibson is back!!!!!!!!!!.....seriously back...
11 May 2012 | by jithinjofrancisSee all my reviews

While watching this movie i was wondering why this movie was provided on a VOD service.....with such awesome stunts ,a strong script and brilliant acting this movie deserved a wide release .I was never a big Gibson fan but now i think i like his style of action thrillers never meant to say that i didn't like lethal weapon series but this in a way is more simplistic and tough.

This movie is seriously meant for fans of tough action movies and is not for people looking out for a highly intelligent action movie.This is a smartly and slickly written piece of work which definitely has its ups and downs.The story is nothing new, first half hour is Mel settling into prison life ,but when the action begins it's a very brutal affair.

The ups of the movie include the sublimely realistic acting of all the lead actors with Mel Gibson leading from the front,a tightly and smartly written screenplay(courtesy Gibson)and a smart yet simplistic approach from the director.

The downsides include the quality of shots taken which i think they should have taken with a much higher budget in hand and also a pretty unimpressive trailer. If only it had been marketed well and had a wide release this movie would have hit bulls eye.

All in all this movie is a Mel Gibson show which is highly gripping,thrilling and which I found is all the more absurdly entertaining.

Thanks to all the folks who read the review.CHEEEERSSS........!!!


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