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Get the Gringo
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Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Driver
Jesús Ochoa

Jesús Ochoa

Caracas
Dolores Heredia

Dolores Heredia

Kid's Mom
Peter Gerety

Peter Gerety

Embassy Guy
Roberto Sosa

Roberto Sosa

Carnal


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Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

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Stacy Perskie

Stacy Perskie

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Mel, it's terrific to see you back!

2 years, 4 months 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

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2 years, 3 months 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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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
2012 (8), 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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