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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 ... 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

When Flaca steals the satchel containing the $2 million and is chased by The Man, she runs as if the bag is virtually empty. In fact, $2 million in 100s (at 497 US bills to the pound) weighs over 40 pounds, and the heavy satchel (about 1/3 of her estimated weight) would have slowed her down considerably. The weight of the bag would also have likely drawn the interest of the thugs who throw it at him (again, as if it weighs about 5 pounds). 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

References He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

El Gringo
Written by Joey DeMaio
Performed by Manowar
Courtesy of Magic Circle Music
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Adkins is a worthy action hero, just needs worthy films.
28 April 2014 | by cousbrojsSee all my reviews

First of all, I haven't seen Get The Gringo, so I won't compare the two. Now, El Gringo has a small plot; Man has a bag, hides in Mexico, and once people find out there's a large amount of money in the bag, they hunt him down. There's a couple of twists and turns, which are poorly executed. The acting isn't Oscar worthy, the dialogue is pure cheese, the humor feels out of place, the editing is effed up choppy, but the action sequences are awesome and was enough to hold my interest. I'd say it's the type of movie I'd have playing in the background while I'm doing other things. Just because I'm giving it a low rating doesn't mean it's bad.

4/10


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