Get the Gringo

Get the Gringo

DVD - 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 9-year-old boy.
Publisher: Montreal :, Alliance Films,, 2012
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE GET
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : digital, sound, color
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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KennethSmith
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.

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JackPurcell
Apr 26, 2015

seems to become redundant somewhere along there.

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CovertOne
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.

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HenryF
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.

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JEarl
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 (?). ..ie. don't get busted in Mexico !!

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tj_is_cool
Mar 04, 2013

Not one of Mel's better film.

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jimg2000
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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