Get the Gringo

Get the Gringo

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A career criminal ... pulls off the heist of a lifetime, but his getaway plans go south of the border when a high-speed car chase lands him in a hard-core Mexican prison community known as "El Pueblito." Now, in order to survive, he'll have to fend off corrupt cops, take down ruthless druglords--and team up with a streetwise ten-year-old who has a few secrets of his own.
Publisher: Montreal : Montreal, [2012]
Characteristics: 1 blu-ray disc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Apr 29, 2017

The movie has Mexican cultural elements which are not noted in the screenplay. We often see the Virgin of Guadalupe, but the boy actually visits the Santa Muerte altar.
The story of Pancho Villa's gun and the hole in the ceiling of the Opera Bar is true-ish. The Opera Bar is an expensive restaurant in downtown Mexico City, and it definitely has a bullet hole in the ceiling.
There are versions of the story of how it got there. (Did Villa ride in on his horse?) Villa met Emiliano Zapata in the city but that famous photographed meeting occurred in the San Angel neighbourhood to the southwest of the centre.
The actor who plays Javi is an important and very versatile one in Mexico. The actor portraying Caracas also has a long career. The surgeon had a role on the TV programme "House", where he played the father of the Australian doctor.

7duffy Sep 13, 2015

An entertaining movie. The story was decent and Mel is getting old, but he held up well in the movie, so it worked. Some good action sequences and some nice plot twists.

Apr 26, 2015

seems to become redundant somewhere along there.

Nov 20, 2013

It's only my opinion, but you will most likely enjoy this DVD. My personal feeling, Rent it..

Quimeras Oct 11, 2013

I thought the creation of the prison world, which is perhaps unlike any other seen on film, was well executed. However, about half-way through, the plot becomes predictable and the end is simply too formulaic for my taste.

Aug 02, 2013

This movie was DYNAMITE - although it may be too violent for younger viewers. It's even somewhat original for an action flick. Oh, and a great soundtrack. 4/5 stars.

Apr 19, 2013

I really enjoyed this film...what was it called?? OH YEAH...Payback 2 My Trip to Mexico! No no I did like it even though it felt a little like Payback, or is it just me? 4/5 stars

kevfarley Mar 18, 2013

Good Mel. And very entertaining ! ..and maybe eductional (?). don't get busted in Mexico !!

Mar 04, 2013

Not one of Mel's better film.

Feb 21, 2013

Gibson showed his age in some of the shots but overall he held up well ... and thank goodness his main squeeze was a middle aged, not a twenty something woman. The multi faceted plot was original; the jail town might have been fictional but believable (see extras) and the wars among thieves worked from start to finish.

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