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Get the Gringo (How I Spent My Summer Vacation) (2012)

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Mel Gibson Mel Gibson
Jesús Ochoa Jesús Ochoa
Dolores Heredia Dolores Heredia
Kid's Mom
Peter Gerety Peter Gerety
Embassy Guy
Roberto Sosa Roberto Sosa

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Mel, it's terrific to see you back!

5 years, 1 month ago at Jun 15 1:30
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"What the hell...I'm gonna enjoy what's left of the summer."

Now this is how you make a proper action-thriller! Get the Gringo (a.k.a. How I Spent My Summer Vacation) is one hell of a film; a stripped-down, gritty actioner reminiscent of the kind of dark, no-nonsense thrillers we saw back in the '70s and '80s. With so many glossy, CGI-laden blockbusters hitting screens these days, i... read more


5 years ago at Jul 4 0:39
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Mel Gibson is at his best when someone is kicking the shit out of him. Payback, Lethal Weapon and conspiracy theory are damn fine examples of Mel's ability to take a kicking and still come out looking cool. So I was more than glad to see him back at his best in 'Get the Gringo'.
Being typecast is not always a bad thing, for some actors it can be a blessing; I want to see Bruce Willis killing... read more

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2 years, 7 months ago at Dec 9 22:39
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After taking a long break of 8 years as a lead actor, Mel Gibson was finally back in 2010 with 'Edge of Darkness' but since then, he has been struggling to recovery his A list status. Of course, you could argue that the current box-office is ruled by the super-heros, YA book adaptations and the animated features and no movie star can't secure a box-office success on his own but, to be honest, n... read more
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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.
Release date: 15 March 2012
Tags: 2012 (9), Action (7), Crime (5), Robbery (4), 2010s (4), Drama (4), Prison (4), Money (3), Mexico (2), Thriller (2), Guns (1), Murder (1), Suspense (1), Con (1), Torture (1), Blood Type (1), Liver Transplant (1), Mexican Prison (1), Mel Gibson (1), HQ (1)
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