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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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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 The Man falls asleep and flashes back to his encounter with El Jefe, the sub machine gun El Jefe uses is obviously plastic as a mold seam can be clearly seen running the entire length of the gun from muzzle to butt stock. 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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Stay away if you value your time and money
17 January 2013 | by nico1289See all my reviews

This is actually the first time ever that a movie has tempted me to write a review of my own. Scratch that. It practically forced me to. After a hard day's work, all I wanted was a good old action flick. A movie that'd not overwhelm that overworked brain of mine. Well, I certainly got what I came for, but to a degree I hadn't been prepared for. This movie basically consists of three things: 1. Close-up shots of certain objects or persons accompanied by a cheap sound-effect. (A rattlesnake, for example) 2. Shootouts and fights by and with a superhero-like nut-job against even worse nut-jobs. 3. The worst dialogue I ever heard in a movie. Ever.

Example? Here you go: About 5-10 minutes into the movie, our superhero-nut-job approaches three other nut-jobs sitting beside their trailer in the Mexican desert. They are harassing a dog. He shouts from afar: "Hey! Leave that dog alone!" In response, one of them shouts: "Un Gringo! Hijo de puta!" (Son of a..) Now, in a close-up shot that is brilliantly accompanied by some cliché western-jingle, we see our 3 nut-jobs grabbing a bat, tire-iron or whatever else seems to be lying around. Then our superhero-nut-job hits everyone of them a few times until they stop moving.

All you have to do now to imagine how the rest of the movie goes is to exchange the three nut-jobs for other nut-jobs, the trailer for a ramshackle Mexican town and the bats for guns. That's it. There's nothing else there.

All in all one of the worst movies I have ever seen and a huge waste of time. Plus 1 star for the hot chick though.


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